Opportunity: Royal Opera House – Fanfare 2014

Fanfare: A short lively tune usually played on brass instruments. And this is your chance to create one and have it professionally arranged by a composer and have it played to audiences before performances at the Royal Opera House, the home of The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet – basically THE place in London for classical performance. Not something a teenager gets to do everyday…


Project Name: Fanfare 2014

Company/Organisation Name: The Royal Opera House

For Age Group: 11-16

Art Form: Music

Level of Experience Required: Some musical ability or training would be useful, but we reckon anyone could give this a go!

Project Description/Aims: 

This year’s Fanfare Competition is an opportunity to have your music arranged by a professional composer, recorded by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and then played to thousands every night before performances.They’re looking for exciting ideas that will really grab attention and stand out from the crowd.

All you need to do is record your 30 second fanfare and submit it in MP3 format. They don’t mind how you record your ideas; you could sing them, play them on an instrument or use music software – anything goes! For inspiration to get started, please explore the resources that support the competition. Lots of tips, examples and a few films to get the creative juices flowing.

Project Dates and Times: No live events to attend, just get your entry in by 17 March.

Venue: Royal Opera House

Cost to Participants: FREE

How to sign up/apply: Upload your entry online here

Deadline: Monday 17 March

Website: Royal Opera House

Twitter: @royaloperahouse

Facebook: Royal Opera House