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CALL FOR COMPOSERS

Are you a composer with a passion for bringing words to life through music? We have an exciting opportunity for you!

The Voices of Children in Northern Ireland have exhibited a collection of heartfelt and imaginative poems. We are seeking talented composers to volunteer their skills and set these poems to music, creating a magical fusion of young creativity and musical artistry. 

Guitarist Writing Song

What We're Looking For

  • Passionate Composers: Whether you're a seasoned professional or an emerging talent, we welcome composers who are enthusiastic about working with children's poetry.

  • Diverse Musical Styles: All musical genres are welcome. We encourage a variety of styles to reflect the diverse voices and themes of the poems.

  • Collaborative Spirit: Composers could be open to working closely with educators and possibly even the young poets themselves to ensure the music truly captures the essence of the poems.

Piano Recital

How to Get Involved

  • Download the information pack and submit Your Interest before 26 June 2024,  with a brief introduction and sample of your work.

  • Create and Collaborate: Once matched, you'll work on setting the assigned poem(s) to music, with opportunities to collaborate with teachers and students.

Give it a listen to the first ten compositions based on poems written by students of Woodlawn Primary School:

The Voices of Children

The Voices of Children

The Voices of Children
The Silent Squeaker- Alexis Honan

The Silent Squeaker- Alexis Honan

01:39
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So Tall Looking Down at Everyone- Gabriela Halina

So Tall Looking Down at Everyone- Gabriela Halina

01:10
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I am Up and Down like a Yo-yo- Ben Kavanagh

I am Up and Down like a Yo-yo- Ben Kavanagh

00:39
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