The Rosamond Prize is the Manchester Writing School at MMU’s annual collaborative project with the Royal Northern College of Music and is named for the street that runs between the two institutions. The Prize brings together MMU’s poetry students with the RNCM’s composers (the College boasts one of the strongest composition departments in Europe), in the hope that collaborative partnerships will be formed.
Partnerships formed at a showcase in January each year work towards producing a short collaborative piece to be completed by May, when all completed pieces are performed at a concert and one piece is awarded the Rosamond Prize for that year.
Past years have produced some very fine work, and some of the partnerships formed at the January introductory session have gone on to produce further pieces beyond the competition. One piece was developed into a full-length musical with input from the London School of Speech and Drama.
Details of the 2012 Rosamond Prize are to be confirmed and will be posted here when available.