Secondary Education

Supporting the teaching of composition from a young age is a key priority for Sound and Music. As more resources and learning become available we aim to be able to share this with as many educators as possible, join our mailing list to be the first to know.

Summer School for Young Composers and Creative Musicians

Taking place every August, this week long residential for young composers aged 14 - 18 from across the country is an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in creativity learning with the support of professional composers and musicians.  Applications for the 2016 Summer School will open on 14th January.  Find out more here.

Listen Imagine Compose

Listen Imagine Compose has been exploring how composing is taught and learned in secondary schools since 2010.  It supports secondary music teachers through research, symposia, resources and Continuing Professional Development including a new year-long course that has an option for accreditation starting in September 2016.  Find out more here.

Go Compose!

Go Compose! is a national initiative to provide progression pathways for young composers who would like to do more creating of new music. We work in partnership with hubs, festivals, venues and composers across the country to create local opportunities. Find out more here.

Young Composers' toolkit

Resources and activities for young people and their teachers including links to other providers. Find out more here.

Arts Award

Sound and Music is an Arts Award Supporter.  This means we welcome and support young people who are working towards their Arts Award and participating in one of Sound and Music’s projects could contribute towards it. 

 Look out for events and projects on our website with this symbol we think these will be most suited to helping complete an Arts Award.

 You can find out more about Arts Award here.

 For more details of how Sound and Music can support you, please contact us 


Sound and Music|3rd Floor, South Wing, Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA|Tel +44 (0)20 7759 1800||Registered Charity: 1124609|VAT Reg No: 937 5533 96 

Designed by Fitzroy & Finn|Built by Platform3|Copyright © Sound and Music 2016