BCMG Learn and Take Part


BCMG Learn & Take Part offers a range of FREE opportunities for young people of all ages and experiences to create their own music at CBSO Centre, Birmingham. Have a look at what’s on offer.

BCMG Music Maze (KS2): Creative and informal composing workshops, led by Director of Learning, Nancy Evans and BCMG musicians. Our Spring workshops are now fully booked – to be added to our waiting list, please email learning@bcmg.org.uk. More information and booking for our Summer sessions can be found here.

BCMG Young Composers (KS3): Booking is open here for our Spring 2024 BCMG Young Composers. Across four workshops, young people have the opportunity to compose a solo piece for either BCMG saxophonist Naomi Sullivan or BCMG cellist Elaine Ackers, guided by composer Kirsty Devaney.
Sunday 21 January 2024, 10am-1pm
Sunday 4 February 2024, 10am-1pm
Sunday 25 February 2024, 10am-1pm
Sunday 17 March 2024, 10am-4pm

BCMG Creative Composers Lab (KS4 & 5): Spaces are still available here for young people aged 14-18 to spend a day composing for a trio of BCMG musicians (oboe, viola and percussion) led by composer David Horne. In February, we will focus on creating graphic scores.
Sunday 4 February 2024, 10am-6pm

Learning Resources: Have a go at home with our online resources to explore ideas for writing your own music at home, instrument spotlights and composer Q and As, available online here.

To look at our full Learning Programme in one place please click HERE.