Compose Yourself! is an annual online composition festival open to all young pianists resident in the UK. By providing a focus for students, we aim to encourage young pianists to develop their musicianship, creativity and self-expression.
There are two main categories: competitive and non-competitive, with classes for different age groups. Each entrant will receive an encouraging comment sheet, certificate and a piece of music from a leading educational composer. The event celebrates every entrants' achievement by sharing their compositions via a showcase playlist.
Compose Yourself! was founded by Alison Mathews and Lindsey Berwin, both of whom are established composers and highly experienced teachers. They are passionate about creating an opportunity for all young pianists to compose as part of their learning journey.