Sound Imaginations

Sound Imaginations is BCMG’s main programme of composing workshops for secondary schools supporting creative approaches to composing whether through open composing briefs or within a particular styles or genres. Read more

Listen Imagine Compose

Listen Imagine Compose is a long term partnership project with Sound and Music and Birmingham City University to research and improve the teaching and learning of composing at KS3, 4 & 5. Read more

Do You See? Do You Hear?

Do You See? Do You Hear? was a participatory song cycle project led by composer Michael Betteridge with the 7 RSA Academies in the West Midlands. Read more

Top Score

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

Zigzag Ensemble

The Zigzag Ensemble is a series of free workshops for 12-18 year olds exploring composing and improvisation inspired by music from upcoming BCMG concerts. Read more

Creative Composing Lab

Creative Composing Lab is an exciting free opportunity for young people aged 14-18 to compose guided by the expert knowledge of professional composer David Horne. Read more

Learning Resources

Click to find out about BCMG's extensive collection of learning resources for teachers, activities for young people and project reports. Read more

Arts Award

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

Work Experience

BCMG welcomes secondary school pupils on work experience throughout the year, normally for a week-long placement. Read more

Arts Mark

BCMG is an Arts Mark Partner. Arts Mark is a quality standard for schools and education settings awarded by the Arts Council. Read more