To celebrate the launch of Berkeley Ensemble Online we are inviting students in Years 9-13 (age 13-18) to write a 20 second solo for one of our musicians. We’re not looking for finished pieces: we want your doodles, scribbles and sketches.

Watch our ‘meet the Ensemble’ videos to learn more about our musicians and their instruments, then choose who to write for. You might find some of our video Top Tips for Composition useful, too.

We promise to record every sketch received and will share them on Facebook and Twitter, as well as sending a copy back to you. We will do our best to do this within 7 days of receiving them, but it may take longer if demand is high.

The closing date is 1 February. Get creating!

More information and Terms of submission 

– write a 20 second sketch for violin, viola, cello, clarinet or horn

– submissions to be made by TEACHERS only: log submissions via this form and email scores in PDF or JPEG format to All email submissions will be acknowledged.

– please ensure scores are clearly marked with the student name

– please inform us of any students who do not wish to be publicly credited on social media when you log the submission

All students must be made aware, and agree to, the terms of submission as detailed here.