Scored: five15’s first workshop for young women composers a huge success
This week saw the first five15 workshop to inspire girls and young women to unleash their creativity and gain confidence as composers in this highly male-dominated profession.
“The girls are full of ideas” said five15 mentor, the composer Kerry Andrew who led the choral workshop including a diverse group of girls from across London who all have musical ambitions. They learnt about body percussion, rhythms and wrote a short piece which they performed as an ensemble on the spot.
Centre Director Jan Keliris said :
“We are absolutely thrilled that we can host the very first workshop for this amazing project. We had a fabulous afternoon listening to some very talented young girls making music.”
And finally a word from three of our brilliant young composers Sara, Charlotte and Ruby:
“It was really really good fun. It’s was a really good way of thinking of different styles of composition and thinking more outside the box.”
“I really enjoyed it and it’s a good way to get young people together to develop their vocal range and how to compose.”
“It’s been really inspirational to know that even during a different day time job I will still have the time to compose and have music in my life which I didn’t really think I could do before.”