This is for young people who have never composed music before.

If you are a teacher, you can enter all or some of your students.

If you are a young person, you can apply to become a STARTER  all by yourself and we shall do our best to help you.

In 2019, STARTERS will be identified in four countries* .

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • India
  • New Zealand
  • Rwanda

STARTERS who work hard and are selected from these four regions will receive:

  • Certificates for excellent progress
  • Publicity on an international website
  • Their music promoted online via SOUNDCLOUD
  • Gain the title of STAR-ters
  • Receive a special recording of their own composition
  • Teaching and support from their own teachers and from our online resources.

* IMPORTANT – More countries will be included in the STARTERS programme from 2020 onwards. Please email Sam (our support manager) at admin@cicompositionaward if you or your musical organisation would like to be included.