A chance to write signature music for The Today Show performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and win €3,000 and a share of musical work royalties!

RTÉ's flagship daytime TV programme is heading into its 10th season on air and is teaming up with the RTÉ CO to find new Signature Music and a suite of production music.

We are looking for a bright, upbeat and contemporary theme with a strong hook, that feels recognisably Irish.

It should take full advantage of the musical potential capable of being delivered by the 45-strong RTE Concert Orchestra with additional traditional instruments as required. (RTÉ CO Concert Orchestra forces: 2 Flute, 2 oboe, 2 clarinet, 2 bassoon; 3 Horn, 3 trumpet, 3 trombone; Timpani, two percussion, harp. 8 first violins, 6 second violins, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 2 double basses.)

Entries can be submitted either as a) Audio or b) an Orchestral Score with an accompanying exported audio file. Audio should be submitted as mp3 format. Orchestral scores should be submitted as a pdf.

Entries should be new compositions, one entry is allowed per person and the competition is open to people aged 18 and over resident on the island of Ireland.

All entries will be anonymised and the winning entry will subsequently be chosen by an industry panel appointed by RTÉ.

The winning entry will be recorded by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, with the recording also being filmed for television.

The suite of music required for the programme is as follows:

The Signature Music with durations of

i) 60 seconds (for Opening and Closing Credits)

ii) 30 seconds (for use within the programme)

iii) 10 seconds (for beginnings and ends of parts)

Closing date: Friday 21 May 2021 at 5.30pm

Please address any queries to: angela.rohan@rte.ie

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