Matt Smith in Doctor Who at The BBC Proms 2010
Music has always been a vital part of Doctor Who and BBC Learning and BBC Proms today announced a competition to inspire all UK secondary school students (aged 11-16) to get involved with this side of the show. The challenge is simple – we’re asking young people to create a short soundtrack to accompany a scene from the Doctor’s adventures.
Entries will be judged by top composers, including Ben Foster (conductor and orchestrator for Doctor Who and composer for Torchwood) and winners will be mentored by professional composers. The winning soundtracks will be showcased within the Doctor Who Proms on 13 July and 14 July, 2013… but hurry! The closing date for entries is Friday, 24 May, 2013.
Feel you need help? Don’t worry! We’ve got a special film full of great pointers along with a suite of videos that provide an insider’s guide to music technology and don’t forget to watch the two scenes we’re asking your soundtrack to accompany. And if you need more inspiration, take a look at where your music could be heard… The winners will have their soundtracks premiered at the Doctor Who Proms on 13 July and at the following day’s Doctor Who Proms.
You can find all the information, clips and files on our competition page. You can download and fill in the all-important application form and please read the terms and conditions which also include details about age groups, how schools should get involved and what teams are allowed to take part.
The Competition is open to all UK secondary school students (including those resident in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.
Even if you don’t qualify, the videos from the Competition page are worth a view and their intro to Music Technology clips are interesting.
The Doctor Who Proms returns for the third time as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations and will feature special guests in two concerts.
Matt Smith said: “I love the Albert Hall. I love the Proms. I love classical music. I think it’s a great thing to see all of Murray [Gold]’s really brilliant score over the years come to life”
Saturday 13 July, 7.30pm and Sunday 14 July, 10.30am at Royal Albert Hall
Doctor Who returns to the Proms to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the popular BBC series. As well as showcasing Murray Gold’s music from the past eight years, the concert also journeys back to the early days of Doctor Who and the groundbreaking work of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
Featuring special guests from the series, big screens and a host of monsters ready to invade the Royal Albert Hall, this is not the year to be exterminated!