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 were identified in four countries* .

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • India
  • New Zealand
  • Rwanda

In 2020, STARTERS were identified in:

  • The Soloman Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • India

In 2021 we shall be working with starters in

  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • The Gambia
  • Japan

STARTERS who work hard and are selected 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.

Please email Philip (our manager) at if you or your musical organisation would like to be included in the STARTERS programme.