Go Compose

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Young Composers 

Go Compose is a national project encouraging more young people to compose, offering them opportunities to work alongside professional composers and musicians to help develop their musical voice. Sound and Music work with a diverse list of partner organisations to run projects across the UK including county music hubs, university music departments, professional ensembles, music charities and youth reengagement programs. 

Who is it for?

The projects are generally aimed at 12-18 year olds, with several specially created for young people from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in new music. Each Go Compose project is unique, shaped by the project leaders and by the young composers themselves, but all introduce the participants to new and creative approaches to composing, broadening their knowledge of topics such as the idiosyncrasies of writing for different instruments to creating new electronic instruments and using sampling software.

Arts Award

As an Arts Award Provider, Sound and Music supports young people working towards their Arts Awards. All of our Go Compose projects can be included as activity for your Arts Award and we can assist you with reporting this.


Participate or Collaborate 

Whether you’re a young musician interested in Go Compose projects in your area, or an organisation interested in working in partnership with Sound and Music on a Go Compose project, please contact Sound and Music on education@soundandmusic.org




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Go Compose Community Music

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Sound and Music is working in partnership with Community Music on a two year project in East London, working with young people who are, or are at risk of being Not in Education, Employment and Training; generously supported by Youth Music.


Go Compose Drake

Sound and Music is working in
partnership with Drake Music on a two year project in Liverpool giving young disabled people opportunities to create new music, generously supported by Youth Music.


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University of Huddersfield

Sound and Music is working in partnership with University of Huddersfield on a two year project offering new music opportunities to girls, generously supported by Youth Music. 

Go Compose Hertfordshire

The next Hertfordshire Inspire Day will take place at The Purcell School in Bushey in August 2019, contact us for more info.


 Go Compose Kent

Go Compose! Kent is part of the Music@Malling festival
15 September 2019.


Go Compose Aberdeenshire

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Run by Scotland's Sound Festival, Go Compose! Aberdeenshire will take place in October 2019; see their website for more information.


Go Compose Poole

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is looking for composers aged 12 - 18 to take part in a two-day Go Compose! Workshop, February 2019


Go Compose Norfolk 

Go Compose enables young people to compose their own pieces of music, which will be rehearsed, performed and recorded by brilliant professional musicians, all in a single day! 



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