Birmingham Contemporary Music Group is hosting the second Teacher Network Event for West Midlands music teachers wanting to explore and strengthen their approach to teaching composing.

These informal events draw on the research generated by Listen Imagine Compose and offer teachers a chance to explore its findings, share personal experiences and to discover practical solutions to teaching composing within secondary schools.



This session will include composer David Horne from the Royal Northern College of Music exploring imaginative approaches to composing with tone rows/note patterns and Professor Martin Fautley leading a discussion around critical issues concerning composing in the secondary classroom.

4.30pm – 7.30pm Tuesday 15th May

Queensbridge School, Queensbridge Road, Moseley, B13 8QB refreshments will be provided.

Places are free but must be booked in advance via Eventbrite. Refreshments will be provided.


This network is a partnership between Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG), Birmingham City University (BCU), Sound and Music and the Birmingham Music Education Partnership which aims to:

  • Support the teaching and learning of composing in the curriculum through practical and theoretical presentations/workshops
  • Further share Listen Imagine Compose findings including recent action research being done by teachers as part of our Listen Imagine Compose Masters programme.
  • Provide a space for teacher to teacher learning regarding the teaching and learning of composing
  • Respond to issues re composing in the classroom/curriculum that arise from the group