Applications are now open for BBC Radio 3's pan industry conference, Diversity and Inclusion in Composition, which aims to facilitate greater inclusion in classical music composition of composers and prospective composers from the UK's black Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.
The one-day event will take place on Wednesday 19 October at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and is hosted in partnership with BASCA, the BBC Philharmonic and the Royal Northern College of Music, and in association with the BBC Black and Asian Forum.
The conference will explore how the future development and excellence of classical needs to be enriched by full engagament with the wildest possible range of artistic and cultural perspectives. The event will discuss how to boost opportunities for the next generation of composers, and with BAME composers under-represented in classical music, the conference will give a special us to how the industry can work better together to ensure inclusion and diversity of talent.
A broad spectrum of people involved in classical music making can now register their interest in attending the conference - fom composers, publishers, festival directors, educators and venue managers to orchestral, chamber and operatic managers, funders, commissioners and industry bodies. Music students and young people with an interest in composition are also encouraged to attend to help reshape the future of the UK's classical music landscape.
To show your interest for the event, click here to head to the event website.