Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters
Prizes and Competitions Series
Recital Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
£3 - Birmingham City University students and staff
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire students and staff - free
The 2017 Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters is jointly run by the Philip Bates Trust and Birmingham Conservatoire.
Young composers from all over the UK are invited to enter the 2017 Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters. Budding musicians between the ages of 16 and 25 may submit works in any style as long as they are for one or two singers/vocalists and between two and five players.
In memory of Philip Bates
Philip Bates, a young man from Castle Bromwich with a promising musical future ahead of him, was tragically killed shortly after his nineteenth birthday in March 2000.
To honour his memory, the Philip Bates Trust (founded to encourage young musicians like Philip) and leading music college Birmingham Conservatoire (part of Birmingham City University) jointly run the annual Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters.