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EDUCATION – Composition Projects

Since 1993 Fraser Trainer has been running innovative, creative, practical composition projects for professionals and non-professionals alike. This aspect of his work complements and feeds off his composing and performing and has lead to his work being in high demand across the world from Sweden to Argentina and Australia.

Projects are often based on his own music or new music with which Fraser feels a particularly strong connection. They are aimed at developing the participants’ understanding and interest in music through their own composing and performing. They cultivate a knowledge of specific compositional techniques as well as an awareness of composers’ working methods and music from many different genres. It is essentially creative and practical work which allows students to use the skills they’ve learnt, to develop their own way of thinking and working. They are encouraged to find a vocabulary to discuss aspects of composition in their own work and that of others, so developing critical faculties.

Fraser has extensive experience working in all types of schools, colleges, universities and prisons as well as working with those who have learning difficulties and special needs.

Fraser has recently been running composition projects in collaboration with:

London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Modern, Berlin Philharmonic, the BBC Proms, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Salzburg Festival, the South Bank Centre, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Western Australia Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, City of London Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia, English National Opera and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. He is also on the teaching staff at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Royal College of Music and a guest lecturer at Brunel University.