The CNC is a Ministerial Catalytic Special Project of the Humanities funded by the National institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences. This Initiative, curated by the Music Division of the University of the Witwatersrand, was launched in 2013 - for the advancement and promotion of music by South African composers nationally and the disseminating and performance of new original compositions by creative musicians working within academia. At present four universities nationally are represented. An annual workshop and concert showcases the works of young emerging composers, coupled with the work/s of selected established composers. This annual event is presented alternately in Gauteng and in the Cape. In 2019 we will also be hosting a Composition Symposium at the University of Pretoria, to run concurrently with the UP Music Festival (12-17 August 2019).