Mon 1st Jan - Sat 31st Mar
We are currently planning an extensive programme of composition workshops at schools across the south-west. These will feature the region’s leading composers and professional performers and will provide young musicians with an illuminating and inspirational experience.
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.
We are also planning a series of concert performances by the region’s best contemporary music performers. Programmes will feature some of the best music being written today, highlighting composers with a connection to the region. We will also be including new work by some of the region’s brightest young composing talents.