Out-of-School FREE Creative Music Workshops


Join Birmingham Contemporary Music Group for our regular free and fun creative music workshops. 



For 8-11 year oldsMusic Maze runs 8 Sundays a year at CBSO Centre. Join us to: 



  • Make up your own music 
  • Try out being a composer 
  • Play our percussion instruments 
  • Stretch your imagination 
  • Learn about today’s composers 



Aged 12–18 and play an instrument? Join Zigzag Ensemble and create new music with composer and bass player Ben Markland and BCMG musicians. 



  • Enjoy a supportive environment for improvising and composing 
  • Discover and expand the creative potential of your instrument 
  • Find new ways of generating and developing musical ideas 
  • Improve your aural skills and musical memory 
  • Make music alongside professional musicians 



Creative Composing Lab runs three times a year for 14 – 18 year olds, one each school term. If you love creating music and need ideas for your GCSE, BTEC or A-level composition, Creative Composing Lab is for you. You will: 



  • Compose in a fun and supportive environment 
  • Find new ways to get started composing 
  • Learn techniques to develop your musical ideas 
  • Hear your music performed by amazing professional musicians 
  • Receive guidance from a professional composer 
  • Receive a recording of all music created 



Each workshop culminates in a short performance of the music created at 5pm for family and friends. Participants need some notation skills. 



Find out more and book here.