Composer Pathways

Following awards from Arts Council of WalesPRS Foundation and Youth Music, Tŷ Cerdd announced a new season of CoDI, building on the success of two years of activity.


CoDI 2020/21 offered 30 paid development opportunities, alongside a range of professional development interventions from the central CoDI Interact hub. Tŷ Cerdd has celebrated the new chapter for CoDI by commissioning South-Wales-based illustrator Katie Edwards to create a visual representation of our burgeoning community.


2020/21 CoDI activity:

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Paid pathway for 10 music-creators of any genre (including five 18-25 year-olds) who have not accessed formal, post-school music education. A range of mentors, led by Pwyll ap Siôn.



Paid opportunity for six composers / music-creators / sound-artists exploring experimental practice. Lead artist collective: Angharad Davies (violin), Rhodri Davies (harp and electronics), Siwan Rhys (piano) shape a pathway that weaves source materials from Tŷ Cerdd archive into avant-garde sound-creation. (Bilingual pathway.) 


Paid pathway giving six composers the tools to work confidently with text and narrative. Led by composer Robert Fokkens, writer/dramaturg Sophie Rashbrook, with soprano/composer Sarah Dacey. 


Paid opportunity for three composers, selected from the 2020 cohort of BBC Composition: Wales – writing new works for performance at St David’s Hall’s new-music series NightMusic.


INTERACT - the hub of the CoDI community:


Online network for Welsh composers. Sign up here to join the community and get regular updates


A new network for underground and experimental artists, featuring online database and digital workshop activity. Sign up here and take survey

Adopt a Music-Creator

Paid opportunity for a composer to work with a leisure-time music group, in a new relationship with Making Music and Sound and Music). 


4 new paid pairings in this strand which matches leading figures from the UK’s contemporary music scene with Welsh composers. 


CPD Workshops 

Online training, development and networking.

If there are any barriers to your applying or participating that you would like to talk to us about, please contact Deborah Keyser (, who will be happy to discuss any queries or concerns over the phone, by email, or by video call.


If any queries about CoDI, please contact Matthew Thistlewood:

Read about CoDI's 2019/20 programme:

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Read about CoDI's 2018/19 programme:

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Tŷ Cerdd is a PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner in association with Youth Music