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What is it?

To encourage the creation of new string music and foster the relationship between composer and performer, young artists (aged between 10 - 17 years) are invited to submit their own string and/or piano+string compositions. Depending on durations and difficulty level, one or two compositions will be chosen to be workshopped and performed during the WAYACHAMP Academy Program by students and tutors. 

Program dates:

Spring Academy Compose! Workshop

Wednesday 27th September 2023

St Mary's Anglican Girls' School, Karrinyup

Elite Workshop (ages 13 - 17): 9:30 - 10:30am

Masters Workshop (up to age 13): 2:00 - 3:00pm


Compositions will be workshopped during the Autumn and Spring Academies. Composers will be invited to this workshop and their pieces will be played by WAYACHAMP students and tutors. Works should therefore ideally be playable by a grade 7 level musician.

Examples of instrumentation pieces could be written for:

violin + cello

2 violins + cello

2 violins + viola + cello

violin + cello + piano

violin + viola + cello + piano

2 violins + viola + cello + piano

3 cellos

4 violins

Coaching sessions

Students may apply for a one-on-one pre-workshop coaching session to help prepare their composition. In this session, you can receive help with:

  • how to start your composition

  • developing melodic ideas

  • how to write harmonies to your melody

  • comfortable range of each instrument

  • relating thematic/story ideas to music

  • how to use simple software to notate your composition

OR, bring your own questions!

If you would like to receive a one-on-one coaching session, please get in touch!

Open to

Ages 10 - 17

Applicants do not have to be attending as a WAYACHAMP student.



​​Application due dates:

Spring Academy: 28 August

To apply, fill out the form below.

Upon application, please email a recording of your piece (midi/mp3 ok) to

After the closing date applicants will be advised whether their compositions will be chosen.

Have a question about WAYACHAMP Compose? Send an email here

WAYACHAMP Compose! Application form
Upload PDF of score and parts here
Upload parts separately here if required

Thanks for submitting, we'll be in touch with you soon!

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