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 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.

For dates and booking please see www.bcmg.org.uk