Call for Composers (Archived)

ITIA Call for Composers!

Applications are now closed, but you can read the call for composers below.

The opportunity to work with Sir James MacMillan, Dr George Corbett, and research students from ITIA (the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts) and the school of Divinity, University of St Andrews on a short Scriptural setting for choir, as part of the Theoartistry Composers Scheme.

Composers selected for the scheme will be required to attend two workshops with Sir James MacMillan in St Andrews: on Monday, 7th November, 2016 and Sunday, 19th February, 2017.

Composers will be teamed up with research students working with Sir James and Dr George Corbett, who will support them by providing theological background, ideas, and a creative sounding board during the scheme. This theologian-composer partnership can be done remotely (through email and skype) or in person (where practicable).

The composers’ Scriptural setting will be performed by St Salvator’s Choir (directed by Tom Wilkinson) at the workshop with Sir James on 19th February, 2017, as well as again by the choir during the liturgical year.

To apply for the Theoartistry Scheme, please send a c.v., one piece of music (which may or may not be choral), and a short statement of what you hope to get out of the process by 1st September, 2016 to

The selection is based on potential and not on experience or training. There is no need to have written for choir before and, for some, this will be an opportunity to try something new. It is open to all (international) and to composers of any age.