British Composer Organisations

The British Composer Organisation Scheme (BCOS) offers all of those involved in promoting British composers and English music the opportunity to reach out to EMF supporters worldwide — proven enthusiasts of English music — through the BCOS Bulletin, a specific publication which accompanies the EMF Newsletter, as well as through dedicated pages in Spirited, the EMF Gazette. These act as fora for those associated with English music, containing details of the Composer Organisations, including joining information, news and notices of forthcoming events. The Scheme also offers heavily discounted advertisements in EMF publications (including the Programme) and a dedicated website page: its aim is to create closer links between its member Organisations and to foster a wider understanding and appreciation of the genre of English music.


All Organisations associated with English music (including Societies, Trusts, Foundations, Museums, publishers and record labels) are being invited to join the Scheme for an annual subscription of £40 to cover administration costs. Upon joining, an Organisation will be able to disseminate information (both its own news and any important composer-related events that the Organisation wishes to publicise) through the afore-mentioned EMF publications.


Any Organisation wishing to join this Scheme should contact Rachel Sutton (email:, and any individual who wishes to receive the Bulletin should also contact Rachel.

To read more about a Composer Organisation, please click the link on the right.


The latest British Composer Organisation Society Bulletin, giving news and reviews of concerts and events hosted and promoted by members of the Scheme, is now available and may be downloaded by following the link below.


arrowBritish Composer Society bulletin
AUTUMN-WINTER 2017 · PDF file · 3.7MB


Some previous versions of the Bulletin are also available:

arrowSUMMER-AUTUMN 2015 · PDF file · 1.8MB