SASRIM 2021 New Music Workshops

Nelson Mandela University, 22-25 September 2021

The South African Society for Research in Music invites submissions of scores from South African composers for the 2021 New Music Workshops. The 2021 faculty features composers Clare Loveday and Matthijs van Dijk.

Developing composers are invited to submit scores by 7 April 2021. The composer faculty will identify five scores to engage with; they will then engage with the composers and give guidance and input via email exchange over a period of three months. Finalised compositions will be distributed to the performer faculty by July 2021; the instrumentalists will also engage with the composers online during the rehearsal process. The selected works will be performed during the SASRIM annual conference in Port Elizabeth, 22-25 September. Performances will be followed by a discussion session (open to the public), where composers and performers are invited to share their experiences of working with the composer faculty, and to report on the challenges and rewards they experienced during the development process.

SASRIM will attempt to provide financial assistance for travel and subsistence to successful applicants.


Entry requirements:
– Submissions are invited for works for: solo saxophone; solo violin; solo piano; solo double bass; or

any combination of these four instruments.
– Works should be 5-7 minutes in length.
– Scores should be submitted in PDF format.
– MIDI-realisations should be submitted in MP3 format. – Composers may not submit more than one work.

Entries close on 7 April 2021.

To enter, submit scores and MIDI-files to with a cover letter containing your name, contact details and South African ID number. 

Dr Mareli Stolp
Chair: South African Society for Research in Music