Call for Music

Submissions open in Autum 2023

Since 2000, JAM has given performances of over 180 new pieces of music, either submitted to or commissioned by the charity.

Successful submissions will be performed in JAM’s annual Music of Our Time concert, alongside a world premiere by Mark-Anthony Turnage, at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street on Tuesday 21 March 2023. The works will be performed by the Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, Onyx Brass and organist Simon Hogan, conducted by Michael Bawtree.

This Call for Music is a rare opportunity for composers to have their music professionally performed in central London, to an audience of general public, media and music industry. Many successful submittees have enjoyed repeat performances, enhanced profile, commissions and/or been published through the networking opportunity the performance day provides. The rehearsal is a hotbed of development, working on each piece with professional musicians. The concert will be professionally recorded to help composers promote their work.

Nicholas Cleobury, conductor · Thea Musgrave CBE, composer

Guidelines for submission:

“My association with JAM has not only been an invaluable experience, but essential to the development of my career as a composer. It is a truly remarkable organisation that is crucial to broadening and maintaining the richness of contemporary classical music.”
Hannah Kendall composer
Hannah Kendall
submission composer