BCMG is Ensemble in Association with The University of Birmingham. We provide annual playthrough workshops for third year (as part of their course) and postgraduate composition students.  Similar workshops also take at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and The University of Cambridge. These workshops have been conducted and led by Geoffery Patterson, Christopher Austin, Jonathan Berman,  Richard Baker, Susanna Mälkki, Peter Wiegold, Edwin Roxburgh, Thomas Adès and Dominic Muldowney.

The workshops involve a variety of BCMG chamber ensembles and are a fantastic opportunity for students to hear their music performed by top professionals and receive valuable feedback from conductors and BCMG musicians. In addition, masterclasses on composing for particular instruments take place throughout the year.