Composing Workshops for 11 - 14 year olds

12th May - 14th July

BCMG Young Composers is an exciting project for budding composers in School Years 7 - 9 (ages 11* - 14) giving young people the opportunity to compose for BCMG musicians guided by composer Kirsty Devaney. 

Do you play a musical instrument but also have a passion for composing or, would like to try composing for the first time? If yes, this project is for you!

Each term we will recruit a cohort of young people to participate in the series of weekend workshops. In these workshops, you will have the opportunity to compose for BCMG musician(s) and explore a range of composing techniques. The project will culminate in a concert of music created at CBSO Centre which will be filmed and recorded. Experience in reading and writing music notation is helpful but not required.

You must be able to attend all the workshop sessions, details are listed below. 

Sunday 12 May, 10am – 1pm 
CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham, B1 2LF

Sunday 9 June, 10am – 1pm
CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham, B1 2LF

Sunday 30 June, 10am – 1pm
CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham, B1 2LF

Sunday 7 July, 10am – 4pm
CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham, B1 2LF

All workshops are FREE with an optional donation, but we do ask that you book a place in advance as places are limited. 

If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email [email protected]. If you have booked a place and can no longer attend, please let us know at [email protected]

*11 year olds should be in Year 7, not Year 6.

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