Composition Workshops

Wed 31st Jan - Sun 11th Mar
All Day

Composition Workshops

A programme of composition workshops at schools across the south-west featuring the region’s leading composers and professional performers and will provide young musicians with an illuminating and inspirational experience.

The workshops are hugely successful in building pupils’ confidence and motivation, developing their skills (both practical and creative) and maximising their potential at GCSE/A’Level. Having their ideas brought to life by brilliant, sympathetic professional musicians is compelling and valuable for all participants and for some the workshops are genuinely life-changing, the catalyst for a life-long passion for composing.

Indeed, the impact can transcend the purely musical, with a number of teachers describing pupils as being generally uplifted, with a greater, more positive sense of what is possible and with horizons broadened…

Matt Dury, Director of Music and Bruton Girls’ School wrote of our 2017 programme:
These workshops have been an invaluable asset for the students: sessions like this are often only available at graduate or even postgraduate level, so to get feedback from industry professionals at an early age is a fantastic and rare opportunity. Their understanding and work has improved considerably as a result, facilitating excellent achievement at exam-level; whilst the pleasure of hearing their own music played has been an obvious inspiration for them and will be an experience they hold onto for a lifetime. We are very grateful and indebted as a department and school to NMSW.

2018 Schedule

31st Jan. Bristol Cathedral Choir School
18th Feb. Bristol Grammar School
25th Feb. Prior Park College, Bath
4th Mar. King Edward’s School, Bath
11th Mar. Churchill Academy, N. Somerset

For further information or to register your interest, please email


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