What is Go Compose?
Go Compose! is a national initiative that aims to provide opportunities for secondary-aged young composers who have tried composing and want to learn more. It provides unique opportunities to work with professional composers and musicians to create your own, original piece of music which will be performed and recorded as part of the project.
Who is it for?
The project is for young composers and creative musicians of school age (check individual projects for actual age range) who have tried composing and who would like to learn more. We're looking for people with potential and commitment, who are enthusiastic about creating their own, original music and keen to try out new ideas.
Where is it?
Go Compose! takes place at a number of locations around the country. Click on the following locations to find out more.
Banchory Aberdeenshire - led by the sound festival: October each year: for ages 14-19
Birmingham - led by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group: Feel the Buzz day-long workshops
Hertfordshire - led by Sound and Music: next event: 1st August 2017
Huddersfield - led by Huddersfield University: 12 & 13 March 2016
Kent - led by Music@Malling: 24 September 2017
Poole - led by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: 17 & 18 February 2017
West Midlands - led by Birmingham Young Composers Project: September - March each year
What happens at a Go Compose project?
Go Compose brings participants into contact with leading composers and performers who will guide you through the process of creating your own piece, from how to get started, to what to do when you're stuck for ideas, to hearing the final piece performed. The tutors are chosen for their ability to inspire and communicate as well as being great composers and performers and we hope that you will feel supported and encouraged throughout!
Find out more
Whether you're a young composer or creative musician wanting to know what is happening in your area, or an organisation who is interested in working in partnership with Sound and Music to develop Go Compose! in your area, please contact Judith Robinson at Sound and Music.
Taking part in Go Compose! can contribute to your Arts Award.