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A brand new programme for aspiring graduates pursuing a career in composition.

Applications have now closed.

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Introducing the 2024
ORA Singers Graduate Composers

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ORA Singers is thrilled to announce the five Graduate Composers selected as part of their inaugural Graduate Composers' Showcase in 2024.

The Graduate Composers' Showcase joins the Young Composers' Scheme and the 100 Commissions Project to complete ORA Singers' pipeline of support for composers at any stage in their career. 

The programme offers an opportunity for early career composers to kick-start their portfolios and become commissioned by ORA Singers to write a new choral work. Each Graduate Composer will receive a commission fee and a guaranteed world premiere by ORA Singers.

The selected Graduate Composers each showed a remarkable skillset in composition and a unique compositional voice, and ORA Singers is excited to work with them in 2024 as they write their new commissions ahead of the Showcase at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in September.

Meet the Graduate Composers

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Tomos Owen Jones

Graduate Composer

27, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

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Emma Pascoe

Graduate Composer

24, Royal Holloway, University of London &

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

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George W. Parris

Graduate Composer

23, University of Manchester & 

Royal Academy of Music

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Liberty Richardson

Graduate Composer

22, Durham University & 

Royal College of Music


Jorge Ramos

Graduate Composer

28, Royal College of Music

What's on offer

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Join over 60 professionals as an

ORA-commissioned Composer

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Consultation sessions with

Artistic Director, Suzi Digby OBE

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Receive a commission fee of 


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A world premiere performance by

ORA Singers at the Royal Welsh

College of Music and Drama in front of

industry professionals

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ORA's full complement of 18

professional singers to write for


A video recording for portfolios


 Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree, graduating no earlier than 2020.


 Applicants may have graduated with a degree in any subject from any University or Conservatoire in the

United Kingdom. 


Applicants studying at post-graduate level are eligible to apply, if they completed their undergraduate degree no earlier than 2020.


Applicants must be resident in the United Kingdom.

Applications are now closed.

For any queries, please write to

The Graduate Composers' Showcase has been generously supported by

The Linbury Trust, The Colwinston Charitable Trust, and The Garrick Charitable Trust

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