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 Tŷ Cerdd is delighted to announce that it will join forces with Making Music and Sound and Music in 2020/21 to deliver Adopt a Music Creator (previously known as ‘Adopt a Composer’). Ty Cerdd will be responsible for the scheme in Wales and will promote it as part of its CoDI Buddies pathway.

The project pairs leisure-time choirs, bands, orchestras and ensembles with a music creator for up to a year leading up to a premiere, a recording and a possible radio broadcast.​

CoDI Buddies/Adopt a Music Creator is a creative journey that lasts up to a year. The music creator will have the opportunity to get to know a performing group and write a piece especially for them to premiere, while the group will have the chance to contribute to the creation of a new work. The pairing will be assigned a mentor to support and guide the music creator and group, and help the creative process run smoothly.

​What do leisure-time groups gain?

  • A new piece of music tailored to the strengths and personality of the group

  • A working relationship with a skilled and committed music creator

  • An exciting new experience and musical development for the group

  • A development day for the musical director of the group to attend

  • The opportunity to be recorded for a possible radio broadcast

  • An understanding of the collaborative process of creating new music and the knowledge and confidence to do it again independently


The process (guide only)
•    September: pairings announced at launch event (London)- meet your music creator!
•    October - December: your group hosts a workshop introducing the music creator to your members
•    January: you and your music creator workshop/rehearse the piece in progress
•    January: MD attends our Group Development Day to meet other participating groups and share ideas and learnings
•    February - April: rehearsing of the draft piece
•    May - December: premiere concert (usually recorded for a possible broadcast on BBC Radio 3)


Further information about Buddies and all of the other CoDI 2020/21 schemes will be published in April 2020. 

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