BCMG provides high quality composing and creative music making workshops to school and CPD for teachers. Our main scheme for primary schools is ‘That’s My Music!’ this comprises of day long workshops for KS2 classes and a programme of termly CPD for teachers. Example workshops include: topic inspired composing; using simple software and technology to support creative music making; song writing.
For secondary schools we have a programme called ‘Sound Imaginations’. Example workshops include improvising within a creative ensemble, composing using note patterns/tone rows or other exam briefs, song writing; composing for BCMG musicians; using repertoire as a stimulus for young people’s own composing.
We are also a partner in Listen Imagine Compose with Birmingham City University and Sound and Music – an action research and professional development project which explores composing within the KS3, 4 and 5 curriculum.