Call for Artists: Megan Steinberg’s ami études


As part of Megan Steinberg’s DEBUT ALBUM: ami études, we are looking for 1 Accessible Musical Instrument performer to take part in creating the album. This will involve working with Megan to create a new piece for your instrument, looking at its unique qualities and sounds.

This project is putting accessibility at the start of the creative process. You will be invited to discuss your access requirements and explore them in a creative way, it is an opportunity to develop a new piece specifically for your instrument and your way of playing.

An Accessible Musical Instrument is an instrument which has been designed or repurposed with accessibility in mind, and we are looking for performers of AMIs who identify as D/deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent.

Key Info:

Fee: £1,000 (rehearsals, performance, expenses)

Location: Manchester and online

Accessibility: there is a separate budget for accessibility, and support provided by Drake Music to meet any requirements


Rehearsals: to be discussed and arranged, between October & December 2023.

Performance & recording: early February 2024

Apply using the online form

Deadline for applications: 1 September 2023

Selection process:

Artists will be chosen based on suitability of instrument and style for the album. With your permission, your contact details will be kept in order to forward future opportunities.

Megan’s compositional style involves:

Experimentation, Sound Art, Improvisation, Text Scores, Graphic Scores, Artificial Intelligence

There is no requirement for a specific way of reading or interpreting music, the piece will develop around every individual’s needs and preferences for communicating and performing music. There may be multiple forms of a score or instructions specific to each player.

We would like to keep in touch with every artist who expresses their interest as there will be more pieces and collaboration opportunities as part of the PhD project with Drake Music.

How to Apply:

Complete the online form by 1 September 2023 and we will be in touch in the following days:

Link to online form

If the form is not accessible, you can email responses to the questions below in any format (text, audio, video) to

Please send:

  1. Full name
  2. Instrument
  3. Email (or the best way to contact you)
  4. Link to a recording (any length or quality)
  5. Access rider or requirements
  6. Tell us if you are happy to be contacted for other opportunities
  7. Ask us any questions

You can also email Megan or message on social media to schedule a Zoom or phone call to share your information, if that’s better for you.

About Megan:

Listen to some of Megan’s music on her website

Megan’s PhD is specifically looking at disability and accessibility in music. We will talk about disability, health, access and inclusion as part of the process. That is also why this opportunity is in partnership with Drake Music only open to disabled, d/Deaf and neurodivergent artists.

More Info:

Find out more about the organisations involved on their websites below:

This project is made possible by support from PRS Foundation, Help Musicians, AHRC and the work of composer Lucy Hale. Read more about Lucy Hale.