Call for emerging and/or local composers and performers from Scotland

soundfestival (26-30 October 2022) is making two short performances slots available for composers and performers from Scotland to present new work. 

This call is particularly aimed at giving increased visibility to emerging and/or local (North East Scotland) composers and performers. 

Please note that we are committed to working with and supporting creative practitioners from under-represented groups. Female, trans, gender-diverse and ethnic minority composers/performers as well as composers/performers with a disability are encouraged to apply.

The propositions can be made by either performers and/or composers and can be purely contemporary classical music or cross-art form (with new music). We would expect the propositions to be complete i.e. if a composer(s) is applying that they would have lined up the musician(s) they want to take part.


The slots will be of 30 minutes maximum and will take place on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th October 2022 in the afternoon.

There is a maximum budget of £600 per performance to cover fees and expenses, so we are expecting to receive propositions for small-scale performances

How to Apply

Please complete this proposal form.

Deadline: Sunday 3 July 2022
We will let you know if your proposal has been selected by Tuesday 12 July at the latest.

If you have any questions or need further information please contact 

Selection process 

As mentioned above sound is committed to working with and supporting composers from under-represented sections of the population. To enable this, there is a two-stage application process: an initial selection is made, and this is then narrowed down in a second stage selection process. If you are a female, trans, gender-diverse, disabled and/or an ethnic minority composer, you can choose to self-select to be put forward automatically to the second round.