Imagine Compose was a partnership project with Birmingham Music Service funded by Youth Music whose aim was to encourage and nurture beginner instrumentalists to compose and improvise from the beginning of their musical lives.
The two year project in 2012-2014 was led by composer Liz Johnson and consisted of workshops, professional development sessions for teachers and emerging professional composers and the development of online composing activities for young people which now feature as part of our Learning Resources pages. BCMG worked with four ensembles: Handsworth Area Ensemble; Gilberstone Area Orchestra in South Yardley; Anderton Park Ensemble in Balsall Heath; and Harborne Area String Ensemble.
Various resources were developed as part of this project. You can find these on our learning resources website.