Young Composers Academy

The Young Composers Academy (YCA), led by a partnership between St George’s and New Music in the South West (NMSW), began in 2016. It was initially supported by generous funding grants from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and the Ernest Cook Trust. YCA is an initiative designed to support the development of promising young composers aged 15-20 from across the South West. Students from schools and colleges across the region participate in a series of composer-led workshops and performance opportunities.


Both St George’s and NMSW are committed to continue working with our region’s promising young composers, and the September flagship event of the YCA annual programme continues, supported by the partnership.