Human Weather Machine
Kamea (Summer School)
We support music educators who work with children and young people, so they can empower them to compose and create their own music.
We advocate for composing and music creation to be at the heart of every child’s music education, and we do this through national activity such as our #CanCompose campaign and work with all composers on our programmes to share their creative processes and ideas with young people.
As a National Youth Music Organisation, we are working with partners to create a network of support for young composers and those who educate them.
You can explore some external resources from our friends and partners here
A digital resource bringing everyone from primary age children to adult together to listen, explore and think creatively. Our collections of minutes are always growing, including children and students from the BRIT Kids and Tower Hamlets, young composers from our Composition School and adult composers from across our programmes.
Published in 2019, #CanCompose outlines the findings of our National Music Educators’ Survey, the first of its kind in the UK. It revealed the significant barriers faced by young people looking to create their own music, offering a unique perspective on an area often overlooked and recommendations on the changes needed to remove them.
This partnership project with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Birmingham City University worked with primary school teachers and composers to develop activity for children in year 4 and 5, improving the quality of composing in primary schools and developing unique research into how children compose. Findings and resource will be shared in 2024.
In the Making is our annual trailblazing artist development programme for young people aged 14-18 and it is the only programme of its type in the UK that supports young composers.
Featuring young composers from our Composition School, our New Music Labs series and artists from across our programmes, get ready to explore AI computer music, Identity and Aesthetics, Climate. Sound. Change and much more.
Since 2008, we have been supporting anyone who makes music and sound to sustain their careers and progress their creativity.