Applications for 2019-20 are now open!

We invite applications from secondary students (between S4 and S6) interested in developing music composition skills. The course will run between October 2019 – April 2020 and sessions will take place fortnightly at the University of Glasgow music department on Friday afternoons between 4-6pm. Very importantly, we require a commitment to attending all sessions and completing homework throughout the year, as well as the final composition project.

You will be mentored by a senior undergraduate student, and over the course of the year you will receive tuition in score-based composition and guidance in composing a new piece.

All pieces will be played in a workshop by undergraduate performance students at the University of Glasgow.

How to apply:

Please download and email a completed application form to Dr. Jane Stanley (


SYCP-Application-Form-19-20 (PDF)

Deadline for applications is 5pm Monday September 16th.