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A selection of competitions, scholarships, awards and similar which may be local, national or international.

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Concours International Georges Liccioni

Competition opportunity for any French-speaking vocalists aged 18 – 35!   The LICCIONI COMPETITION is the only international competition dedicated to the Lyrical and Melodic Repertoire written in French – This unique competition aims to ….

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Student Opportunities at Brass Bands England

Newmoon Young Composers Competition In celebration of its 15th anniversary year, Newmoon Insurance Services Ltd. has announced a new young composers competition in partnership with Brass Bands England (BBE). The winner will receive a premiere ….

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    Want Cover Art, Posters, Band Outfits?
    I'm a foundation year composition student who does art commissions and have been looking to make clothes (I can do human-sized and doll-sized). If you want posters, cover art, a little mascot ooak doll, outfits for bands/plays/general use or want to alter/fix your existing outfits but not sure how to do it, then message me on Instagram @steampoweredart and hopefully we can work together! My portfolio is also on there For art, my main style is a unique cartoon style but I can do other style...
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    Vocalist Needed!
    Hey, we are a heavy rock band (influenced by bands like Highly Suspect, Cleopatrick, Queens of the Stone Age and Royal Blood) looking for a vocalist! Very riff and groove based music just looking for that vocalist so we can start gigging and releasing music and just get all that going! If you also play bass that would be sick but is no way a necessity! :) Feel free to drop a message to me on instagram @jasburyguitar if you're interested!
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    Wanted; Drums and Bass
    WE ARE STARTING A NEW PROJECT, AND WE ARE LOOKING FOR A DRUMMER AND A BASS PLAYER. We will write, play and perform our own material. We are influenced by the likes of Tool, Killing Joke, King Gizzard, A Place To Bury Strangers, Radiohead, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, etc. We need a creative drummer with stamina and power. We need a driving bass player with grit and character. Experimentation and playing bass with a pick are always encouraged. Does this sound like you? MESS...
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    Drummer and Violinist Needed-alt-rock/dark-folk Band
    Hello, we're runeweaver, an alternative dark-folk band based at lcon, currently comprised of lead vocals, electric guitar, keys and backing vocals, and double bass. We're looking for a new drummer, as well as a violinist to complete the line up! Influences include aurora, daughter, chelsea wolfe, meg myers, kalandra. Happy to send over a live recording of our current set list! please email or message on insta for more d...
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    Drum Lessons Available !
    Hi there! I am third year drummer looking for students to teach on the drum kit! The lessons would be held at Leeds drum studio, at £15 an hour. Whether you're a beginner or looking to improve you're playing, I am able to do either with experience playing drums for a multitude of bands and artists in and outside Lcon. In the lessons we would mainly focus on getting you enjoying playing the drums and tailor them to what you want to be able to achieve. Lessons can include - - Learning...
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    Support Hannah Rowe’s Band at Sela
    Hellooo! My gorgeous band and I are mega excited to be headlining Sela Bar on Sunday October 8th, ourselves and our lovely host are on the lookout for upcoming soul/jazz/rnb performers who might fancy opening the night for us - just drop me a message on insta @hannahr0we if you're interested :)
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    Support Hannah Rowe’s Band at Sela Jazz Bar
    Hellooo! My gorgeous band and I are headlining Sela Jazz Bar on Sunday October 8th, us and our lovely host are on the lookout for any upcoming soul/jazz/rnb performers who fancy opening up the night - please drop me a message on insta @hannahr0we if you're interested :) We'd love to share the stage with a
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Foyle Future Firsts 2023/24 – Applications Now Open!

Applications are now open for 2023/24 for London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Foyle Future Firsts programme!   Foyle Future Firsts bridges the transition between education and the professional platform for outstanding early-career orchestral musicians. The programme is ….

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Orchestral Players Wanted for Tomorrowland Festival

Tomorrowland is a large-scale annual electronic dance music festival held in Boom, Belgium. The Symphony of Unity is a unique celebration of the world’s greatest Dance classics, performed by a philharmonic orchestra in order to ….

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2023 Sussex Young Musician Competition

Calling all young musicians between 18 and 26 with a Sussex connection. Are you ready to take your musical career to the next level? Look no further than the Coro Nuovo Sussex Young Musician of ….

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Let’s Hear It then Competition

Let’s Hear It Then Competition   Leeds Conservatoire students and staff are invited to participate in the Let’s Hear It Then competition. The competition is open across Luminate Education Group.   We want to hear what you have ….

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the F-list Emerging Artist Network

The F-List is a directory of UK female+ musicians. They are looking for emerging artists aged 16-25, based in Leeds or Birmingham to participate in a 6 month programme to accelerate their music career. What ….

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Win a Rhodes Mk8 – Missing Keys Competition


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Call for Scores / Composition Competition

JAM MUSIC LAB Private University for Jazz and Popular Music Vienna, in cooperation with the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna (RSO), is organizing another edition of the jazz composition competition “Spheres of a Genius”, this ….

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Upcoming Events

  • 26/9
    Masterclass: Fraser T Smith / Songwriter, Producer
    Tuesday September 26, 3:45pm to 5:00pm
    Room 219
    Fraser T. Smith is a multi-award winning, internationally acclaimed artist, producer, songwriter and musician - one of the most in demand creators in contemporary music today. He has co-written, mixed and produced 7 Number One singles in the UK, 2 Billboard Number One singles in the US, and contributed to 18 Number One albums. Having spent most of his career producing and songwriting for some of the biggest artists in the world (Adele, Stormzy, Sam Smith, Florence and the Machine, Drake, G...
  • 27/9
    Student Gigs
    Female Voices in Indie
    Wednesday September 27, 8:30pm
    3 (+ booking fee)
    Northern Guitars
    'Female Voices In Indie' showcases 3 female-lead acts hailing from Leeds Conservatoire (Livi Bloomer, Luna Wood and Saffrön) with their unique sounds, varying from Indie-soul to Indie-folk/pop, held at the lovely, intimate setting of Northern Guitars. Come on down for a wholesome, beautiful evening of celebrating women's voices.
  • 28/9
    Open Mic: Pop and Songwriting
    Thursday September 28, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
    Rooftop Bar
    Open mic for Pop and Songwriting students, hosted by Julie Thompson and Ric Neale. Free to attend.
  • 29/9
    Masterclass: Xhosa Cole / Jazz Trio
    Friday September 29, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Room 219
    Masterclass with Jazz Saxophonist Xhosa Cole's Trio 29th Sep / 2pm / Room 219 Since winning the 2018 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the year award, saxophonist Xhosa Cole has headlined London's major-league jazz clubs, picked up further honours and built an impressive set of sideman and session credits - and recorded an acclaimed debut album.
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    B-side: Xhosa Cole Trio
    Friday September 29, 7:00pm to 10:00pm
    Room 219
    The Conservatoire's flagship jazz night featuring special guest Xhosa Cole, acclaimed 26 year-old award-winning saxophonist and his trio. Xhosa Cole, the acclaimed 26 year-old award-winning saxophonist, released his much-anticipated debut album last summer, celebrating the rich tapestry of music and heritage of great African-American composers and improvisers - formative influences on his life and music - through a contemporary black British lens.
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