Become a member of Severnside Composers Alliance!
Annual membership (starts 1 April) is £25.
Student membership £12 (all those in full-time education studying Music)
Membership is open to anyone interested in furthering the work of SCA - either individual composers or any corporate body or unincorporated association - resident in the Bristol and Bath area (defined loosely as the Avon valley and the counties bordering the eastern bank of the Severn estuary, that is to say Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire).
Meet other local composers and creative musicians,
broadly in the field of contemporary classical music, but with a diverse range of styles and interests. Social events and opportunities to meet and discuss contemporary music and ideas, and music of all kinds
Submit pieces for concerts put on by SCA.
Programmes for our concerts always include a selection of pieces chosen as a result of a call for scores from SCA members, usually plus some other contemporary music. Programmes are generally decided by the main organiser for any given concert, and often in collaboration with the performers (depending on the nature of the event). Submissions for concerts are generally only accepted from SCA members, and pieces need of course to be of a certain quality. While membership doesn't guarantee that your music will be chosen for any particular concert, it does mean that you can submit pieces and that any piece you do submit will be seriously considered. We exist, in large part, to perform members' music. And aside from the three CDs we have released, we do try to record all our concerts, so over the years we have generated a number of recordings - many of them first performances. There may also be opportunities for performances of less polished pieces in more informal events.
Help put on concerts / get help to put on concerts.
We are always open to suggestions for concerts or events, and keen for members who want to to take an active role in taking the lead in running a concert.
Concessionary rate tickets
for all SCA concerts (or free ticket if your music is performed).
These evenings are opportunities for SCA composers to talk about their music and play examples, in a friendly atmosphere with a glass of wine. Some evenings could involve two composers, each talking about a single piece, or a single composer talking at greater depth or about more! Non-SCA members are also welcome. The numerous evenings we have had have been fascinating, and have recently been taking place in the Victoria Rooms in Bristol. Please contact Andre Shlimon (firstname.lastname@example.org / 07980 339010) to offer your voice!
with your biography, photo, contact details etc. You will have your own password and be able to update all these details
yourself, from any computer with internet access.
we can upload extracts of recordings of your music for anyone to listen to.
List upcoming performances of your music elsewhere
or share other news.
WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL...
want to attend many of our concerts and encourage others to join you,
contribute by submitting scores,
contribute by suggesting ideas/themes for concerts,
offer to help out when convenient with odd practical things at concerts (eg selling tickets on the door),
wish to perform (if that is one of your skills),
maybe give a composer talk,
try to support SCA's profile in the region,
add news and scores to our online database,
and if you'd like to, taking a lead in running concerts etc etc.
THREE STEPS TO JOIN
and return it
(or by post to: Jolyon Laycock, 1 Paradise Row, Woollard, Pensford, Bristol BS39 4HY)
2) We'd like to know about you and about the music you write. Please include in your email (/letter):
a biography of between c.50-1000 words (to go on the website), with/without CV, and
one or two examples of your music
(in any appropriate format(s) - eg: score, sound or video recording, internet link etc).
The committee will look at these and try to get back to you promptly. When you've heard back from the committee, please move on to number 3.
3) PAY YOUR SUBSCRIPTION (after hearing from the committee)
Membership subscriptions are payable annually and fall on 1 April each year. Subscription rates are reviewed annually at the AGM.
Pay ideally by bank transfer - Jolyon will let you know bank details, or with a cheque for £25 (£12) made payable to "Severnside Composers Alliance" posted with your membership form.