CoDI Lead logo.png

supported by Wales Millennium Centre

and Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

CoDi Lead puts disabled artists centre-stage, with a disabled-led chamber-music pathway. 


Composer Lloyd Coleman (Associate Music Director of Paraorchestra) and an ensemble of four exceptional musicians who identify as D/deaf or disabled will work with 6 composers/music-creators in a series of workshops, exploring the new possibilities and artistic horizons that working with disabled artists can bring. The new works will be showcased at a performance at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.


  • Saturday 22 January (11:00-19:00) – workshop in Wales Millennium Centre (WMC)

  • Sunday 27 February (11:00-19:00) – workshop in WMC

  • Saturday 26 March (11:00-19:00) – workshop in WMC

  • Sunday 27 March (11:00 & 14:30) – rehearsal / public performance & recording at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, 

NB. Applicants must be available for all dates & sessions


Tŷ Cerdd will pay a bursary of £500 to each participating artist (plus travel & accommodation if required)


  • Lloyd Coleman – composer / clarinettist / Associate Music Director, Paraorchestra

  • Isaac Shieh – period and modern horn player / researcher – performs with ensembles incl. Paraorchestra, Chineke! & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment 

  • Liza Bec – robo recorder player – produces scifi with a soundscape in Spiral Dial – performs with Paraorchestra

  • Siobhan Clough – violinist – performs with ensembles incl. Paraorchestra, RNS Moves & BSO Resound

  • Lila Bhattacherjee – flute – RWCMD MMus student – performs with Paraorchestra


  • Genre  Applicants from any musical genre are welcomed, although we anticipate that most of the participants in this strand will be notating work. But if you feel you’re right for this strand and you don’t notate, or you use alternative methods like software (including for access reasons), do apply.

  • Welsh music-creators  If you’re creating original music and you’ve been based in Wales for at least a year, you’re eligible.

  • Diversity  We are keen to receive applications from individuals who are under-represented / have faced neglect or exclusion from the arts community; we particularly welcome applications from disabled people, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people, LGBTQ+ people, and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

  • Young people  2 of the 6 places on CoDi Lead pathway are ring-fenced for individuals aged 18-25.


  • Deadline for applications: 10:00 Friday 10 December

  • Apply through our online portal where a simple application form asks for contact details, etc, and includes two questions that require free-text answers. NB: you cannot save details in this form, so please have your information and free-text answers pre-pared when you are ready to submit your application.

  • Each application must include 2 links to your music (NB: please do not send sound files). If you need help creating links, please contact Ethan (

  • We are happy to accept video applications: in your video, please answer the same two questions framed on the application form and submit your video with your completed upload form (nb: your video should be no more than 3 minutes long). If you need help completing the upload form, please contact Abby ( who will assist you with the process.

  •  If there are any barriers to your applying or participating that you would like to talk to us about, please contact Deborah (, who will be happy to discuss your any queries with you.

> CoDI 2021/22

> CoDI Self

Logos for CoDI Lead.png