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Sound and Music’s Embedded programme is a series of residencies for composers and for artists who work with sound, delivered in partnership with major creative organisations across the UK.

In this project

Supported by

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Become part of Embedded

Become the BCMG composer-in-residence for 2013/15. Find out more and apply hereDeadline 24 October 2013.


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Become a Trustee for Sound and Music

Sound and Music are looking for a new Chair and Trustees. Our deadline for applications is May 10th. Find out more.


SAM Response to the Open Letter

Sound and Music's response to the open letter written by Colin Matthews and Nicola LeFanu

'Ligeti? That's not scary, Dad'


Are children more receptive to 'difficult' music?

National Plan for Music Education – a response from Sound and Music

Sound and Music believes the recently published National Plan for Music has considerable strengths.

Go Compose!
Go Compose!
17/07/2015 - 31/07/2017
Aberdeenshire, Birmingham, Hertfordshire, Huddersfield, Kent, Poole & West Midlands
Produced by: 
Sound and Music with local partners


Go Compose! Hertfordshire

Go Compose! Hertfordshire is produced in partnership with the Purcell School and Hertfordshire Music Service, who have also generously funded the project.

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Go Compose! Banchory

Go Compose! Banchory in Aberdeenshire is for young composers aged 14-19 and is produced in partnership with the sound festival, Red Note Ensemble and Aberdeen University, and funded by Creative Scotland.

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Birmingham Young Composers' Project

BYCP is an initiative for young composers and creative musicians aged 14-18 in the West Midlands area.  Activity includes a series of workshops plus special creative weekends and composing for media projects.

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Go Compose! Huddersfield

Go Compose! Huddersfield is an initative led by Huddersfield University.  More info here!

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

BCMG's Feel the Buzz workshops are for young composers from across the country who have a stong interest in composing.


Go Compose! Kent

Go Compose! Kent is produced in partnership with Music@Malling. Click here for more info.

Go Compose! Poole

Go Compose! Poole is produced by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Click here for more info.

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SaM Summer School 2018
SaM Summer School 2018
5 - 11 August 2018
The Purcell School of Music
Produced by: 
Sound and Music

The SaM Summer School is a unique week-long course for 14-18 year olds who want to create new and original music. 

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Support and celebrate the SaM Summer School:

Supported by

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We also provide Steve Martland scholarships to our Summer School. To find out more: click here. 

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Inspire Young Composers' competition: The BBC's annual competition is open to aspiring young composers aged 12 to 18. Winners will be given the opportunity to have their music performed at the BBC Proms by professional musicians and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Winners also receive a coveted BBC commission. For full details of how to enter bthe next round and terms and conditions are here>>

Music For Youth's New Music Stage: To celebrate music by some of the best, most diverse and talented young musicians from across the UK, Music for Youth’s New Music Stage, sponsored by the Royal Albert Hall, will present six pieces of new music by young artists at its annual National Festival 2018 in Birmingham in July. For more details about eligibility and how to apply visit the New Music Stage page here>>


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