Many young people today have very limited access to music education. Dwindling opportunities within schools are increasingly focused on instrument learning rather than creative music making. Young composers today have fewer opportunities and resources than young performers, with no clear pathways for progression.

BCMG is the only organisation in the Birmingham area that provides free creative music making workshops for young people ages 8 to 18. We offer young people the unique opportunity to work with industry professionals in a creatively encouraging, fun environment.

We are also one of the leading organisations supporting teachers delivering the composing element of the curriculum.

The breadth and scope of our Learning & Participation programme work would be reduced significantly were it not for the help of charitable donations.

Throughout our season, we bring the joy of creative music making to hundreds of young people and families across Birmingham and further afield, for free or at a heavily discounted cost.
We work hard to ensure that composing does not become the preserve of those lucky enough to afford it.

Click here to support Learning.

You can support this far-reaching, enriching programme from a one-off donation of just £20. In return, you’ll receive our special Learning e-news and an invitation to all L&P performances and workshops.

For £25 a month (for a minimum of 10 months) you can direct your gift to a specific strand of Learning programme, with additional benefits tailored to the designation of your gift. You’ll also receive an invitation to a special BCMG VIP event.

To read more about becoming a Learning donor, or to make a donation click here.

BCMG’s Learning programme expands my child’s imagination and understanding of the world.