Composer and Music Producer Programme

The Composer and Music Producer programme is designed for composers, song writers and creative music producers. We provide a high level of composition tuition, music technology and sound recording support to help grow and develop your skills and confidence. Whether you are interested in writing symphonic works or film music, developing your song-writing skills or would like to learn new skills such as recording, editing and mixing, this programme can be tailored to support your own specific composition and music technology interests.

Listen to the Debussy Mirrored Project below:

Read more about the Debussy Mirrored Project with Eddie Parker here

Listen to the music created in our online residential in October 2020 here

Composer and Music Producer Programme

The Composer and Music Producer programme offers

·       3 x residential opportunities per year (1 per term during school holidays)

·       Opportunity to participate in SWMS’s menu of genre and instrument short courses

·       A bespoke mentoring and tuition package

The residentials are an opportunity for all students to learn and explore music together.

SWMS runs these courses on the philosophy of self, peer and professional evaluation in a safe, intensive but relaxed atmosphere, enabling you to explore and push your learning boundaries to the limits.

South West Music School organises the first two residential courses each year. The final residential is run by Sound and Music and takes place in the summer holidays. Sound and Music is a charity dedicated to new music, artistic compositional development. Click here to find out more.

Each Composition and Music Producer student is assigned a mentor, who also delivers one-to-one tuition. Mentors are all music industry professionals and educators. Your Mentor will have been individually selected for you, taking into account your musical interests, areas of expertise and geographical location. Your Mentor will work with you to explore and develop your compositional and musical needs – the results of these discussions will help you form learning goals for the year.

Students can stay on the Composer and Music Producer programme until they are 18 (subject to reaching agreed targets and annual reassessment). If not in higher education, students can also stay on the programme until they turn 20.

The full fee for the Composer and Music Producer Programme in 2020/21 is £3798 but South West Music School can award means-tested grants through the Department of Education’s Music and Dance Scheme to cover the cost of the programme.