Imagine Compose was a partnership project with Birmingham Music Service funded by Youth Music whose aim was to encourage and nurture beginner instrumentalists to compose and improvise from the beginning of their musical lives.

The two year project from 2012 to 2014 was led by composer Liz Johnson and consisted of workshops and professional development sessions for teachers and emerging professional composers. BCMG worked with four Birmingham Music Service ensembles: Handsworth Area Ensemble; Gilberstone Area Orchestra in South Yardley; Anderton Park Ensemble in Balsall Heath; and Harborne Area String Ensemble. The final project evaluation report by Professor Martin Fautley, Dr Victoria Kinsella and Kirsty Devaney of Birmingham City University can be found here.

A set of learning resources for instrumental teachers was produced as a result of the project and can be can found here.