Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers’ Program
The Cybec Foundation supports the MSO in organising and running the Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers’ Program each year.
Each year, this program selects participants to be mentored by leading composers across Australia. Each participant is commissioned to write a 10-minute piece, with these pieces performed in a showcase with the MSO. One participant is also selected as the MSO’s Young Composer in Residence and is commissioned to write further pieces.
Since the program was introduced in 2003, 60 composers from across Australia have had works commissioned and performed by the MSO. Most have continued onto widely diverse creative practices and the MSO has offered several subsequent commissions to graduates of the program.