Join Birmingham Contemporary Music Group for our regular free and fun creative music workshops.
For 8-11 year olds, Music 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.