Haydar (Go Compose)
We create opportunities for children and young people aged 11 - 21 to compose and create their own music, learn from industry professionals and discover new music. We want to support young people with the most important thing: creating music their own music!
We know there are very few opportunities for young composers and music creators to develop their compositional skills and voices, so we are working with partners across the country to create a network that can help them find that support.
You can find some resources from our friends and partners here.
What we do
We believe that music education should empower young people to compose and create the music that they want to hear and share. We want to help you 'own' the word composer, and support you with the most important thing: creating your own music!
You might be asking yourself, "what do you mean by composer?”
We use ‘composer’ to describe anyone who creates new sound or music, whether they perform it themselves or write for others - and whether they work with software, with notes on paper, through improvisation, or in other ways.
How to get involved
Our annual Summer School is a unique residential that gives young composers and creative musicians aged 14-18 the chance to develop their compositional voice and skills in a creative, collaborative and supportive environment.
Our national Go Compose! partnership offers workshops, programmes and events that give young people the opportunity to make new music and learn from professional composers, producers and musicians.
An annual, 7-day intensive residential (delivered digitally in 2020) for young composers and creative musicians aged 14-18. Led by professional composers and musicians, this unique week helps young composers develop their musical voices and skills in a creative, collaborative and supportive environment.
A national network of workshops, programmes and events giving young people opportunities to make and showcase their own music and learn from professionals in their fields. We work with everyone from music education hubs to festivals across the UK; if you have ideas, we'd love to hear from you!
New Music Labs
Made for those aged 13 – 19 but great for learners of all ages, our masterclasses offer insights into creating, producing and promoting your own music. Created for our first-ever Digital Summer School, they explore new ways of making music with some of the most exciting professional composers, artists, producers and creators in the UK today.
Get a selection of the best opportunities for young people (aged 14-25) to compose, create and make music straight to your inbox every month. From local workshops to online resources, we have our finger on the pulse. And if you know of any opportunities, let us know so we can help spread the word!
Thank you to our funders
Thank you so much to those that have supported our education work
The Boltini Trust
The Bliss Trust
The Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation
The Finzi Trust
The Margaret Engering Music Trust
Scops Arts Trust
Three Monkies Trust
With special thanks to all those individuals who have generously supported the Susanna Eastburn Bursary Fund Appeal this year.