BCMG’s primary school programme's main focus is on composing, improvising and other creative music making in the classroom. As well as workshops for young people, we deliver CPD for teachers in this area. We work hard to ensure our projects are true collaborations between teachers, composers, workshop leaders, musicians and the young people, recognising that expertise is held by all and that each project should be a learning opportunity for everyone involved. We are a research partner of Birmingham City University and are committed to using the latest research to inform our programme and planning.
Below is our current programme of activity. We are always looking for opportunities for extended projects and are happy to support fundraising efforts to make this happen. Examples of more extended projects can be found on the past projects page.
We are a partner of the Birmingham Music Education Partnership.
That’s My Music! is BCMG’s main primary school creative music-making programme. The programme consists of day long composing workshops led by a composer and BCMG musicians.Read more
Do You See? Do You Hear? is a participatory song cycle project led by composer Michael Betteridge with the 7 RSA Academies in the West Midlands.Read more
Top Score is BCMG's scheme for commissioning new music for young people to perform and to have the chance to engage with living composers.Read more
Music Maze is a series of free creative music-making workshops at CBSO Centre for 8-11 year olds linked to music from BCMG's concertsRead more
Click to find out about BCMG's extensive collection of learning resources for teachers, activities for young people and project reports.Read more
BCMG is an Arts Award Centre and Supporter. Young people participating in our workshops in and out of school can achieve Discover, Explore and Bronze Arts Awards.Read more
BCMG is an Arts Mark Partner. Arts Mark is a quality standard for schools and education settings awarded by the Arts Council.Read more