Composing Workshops for young people aged 11 - 14

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

If you have a passion for composing already or would like to try composing for the first time, 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 musicians 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. 

All workshops are FREE with an optional donation, but we do ask that you book a place in advance as places are limited. To find out when the next workshop is and book see What's On for Young People!

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

What to expect at BCMG Young Composers


Kirsty Devaney is a Birmingham-based composer. She graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2013 with a BMus(Hons) in composition having studied with Joe Cutler, Howard Skempton, and Ed Bennett. Now working as a professional composer and practitioner she is passionate and committed to promoting creative music-making as something we all have the capacity to do. To find out more about composer Kirsty Devaney and her music click visit her website.