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Educate

We support music educators who work with children and young people, so they can empower them to compose and create their own music. We have a range of professional development opportunities, resources and advice for teachers and music leaders. We also signpost educators to other opportunities and resources created by other organisations that augment and complement our own work.

We also advocate that composing and creating music should be at the heart of every child’s music education. We support this work through national activity such as our #CanCompose campaign and we are working with partners to create a network of support for young composers and those who educate them.

 

For educators



A digital listening resource bringing primary school age pupils together to listen, explore and think. In a world that's more and more visually overwhelming, Minute of Listening helps pupils develop their creative listening skills.

Experience sound from Björk to Beethoven, field recordings to folk, on Minute of Listening

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#CanCompose outlines the findings of our National Music Educators’ Survey, the first of its kind in the UK. It reveals the significant barriers faced by young people looking to create their own music and makes recommendations on changes to remove these barriers.

Read our findings and recommendations

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This new partnership will work with primary school teachers and composers to develop meaningful, relevant composing activity for children and improve the quality of composing in primary schools.

Explore Listen Imagine Compose Primary


Creating research, resources and training opportunities, the Listen Imagine Compose partnership provides support for teachers wanting to develop and enrich their approaches to teaching composing at KS3, 4 and 5.

Find out more about Listen Imagine Compose

 

For your students


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Made with young people aged 13 – 19 in mind but relevant to learners of all ages, our composer masterclasses offer insights into creating, producing and promoting your own music. Created as part of our first-ever Digital Summer School, the masterclasses explore new ways of making music with some of the most exciting professional composers, artists, producers and music creators in the UK today.

Watch this year's composer masterclasses


An annual, 7-day intensive course for young composers and creative musicians aged 14-18. Led by professional composers and musicians, this unique week of helps young composers to develop their musical voices and skills in a creative, collaborative and supportive environment. Usually a residential, the 2020 Summer School was held digitally. Watch this space for plans for 2021!

Learn more about our Summer School

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A national network of workshops, programmes and events giving young people opportunities to make and showcase their own music and learn from professional composers, producers and musicians. We work with organisations including music education hubs, arts organisations, festivals and universities across the UK, and are always looking for more partners. If you’re interested in working with us, please get in touch!

Find out more about Go Compose and what's on in your area

 

Thank you to our funders


Thank you so much to those that have supported our education work.

The Boltini Trust
Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation
Estate of Margaret Engering
Lucille Graham Trust
Marchus Trust
Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust
Three Monkies Trust
Sally Groves

Arts Council England
Bliss Trust
The Radcliffe Trust
D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
The Finzi Trust
Youth Music