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 Program by students and tutors. 


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

Open to

Ages 10 - 17

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



Mandatory Vaccination at UWA

Please note that students aged 16 and over will be required to email their digital vaccination certificate for COVID-19 (or medical exemption) prior to the commencement of the program. Digital certificates will also be required to be shown by all visitors aged 16 and over upon entry to the workshops. Unvaccinated parents/guardians will be asked to remain in the car park when collecting students - this is a UWA policy and we thank you for your co-operation

Application due dates:

Autumn Academy: 29 March

Spring Academy: 2 September

by filling 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

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