**LAST MINUTE** Get into musical theatre with the Book, Music, & Lyrics (BML) Workshop

[Ed: Sorry for the late notice on this one, readers – but still not too late if you want to get  your application in!]

Applications to the Book, Music & Lyrics Workshop for the next intake of composers, lyricists and librettists (March 2015 term) will be accepted until 31st January 2015.


The workshop will accept between 20 and 30 members. You may apply as a composer, a lyricist or a composer/lyricist. Most composer/lyricists are encouraged to practice only the field in which they are stronger. Applicants must submit a CV and mp3s and lyric sheets for 2-3 contrasting songs (ballads, comedy, musical scenes, etc) with some indication of their dramatic context. If you are applying as a potential lyricist, you may submit lyrics only. All applicants will be expected to meet the facilitators to discuss submissions.

Send your application to admin@bookmusicandlyrics.com.


The workshop will accept between 6-10 new members to the group. Applicants must submit a CV and 2 scenes of up to 10 pages each in length, one of which should be comedic (this is not to mean that they have to be ‘laugh-out-loud funny’) and the other a contrast to this. Interviews may follow.  Send your application to admin@bookmusicandlyrics.com.


For the Composer/Lyricists workshop: Each successful candidate will be expected to commit to the entire year’s programme.

The fee structure is £175 for each 16 week term. For those in proven financial need, it is possible to apply to the BML board for a bursary.


Any writer or composer from around the country, who can fund his or her own transport, is welcome to apply.

Disabled writers are also welcome. We are not currently meeting in a fully accessible facility, nor do we have, at this point, the funding to guarantee signers or support workers. However, we will be happy to make accommodations and raise additional funds for these needs as necessary, so please feel free to apply.

The workshops are held in central London. Contact hours are weekly for a two-hour session. The Choreographers’ workshop is held at the Musical Theatre Academy and runs in blocks of weekly sessions across the year.

Deadline:  31 January 2015

Source:  BML Facebook

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