Welcome to BCMG's Learning Resources

All the learning resources on this website have been created as part of projects run by BCMG. There are resources for young people and resources for adults that work with young people - secondary music teachers, generalist primary teachers, instrumental teachers, community musicians and composer-educators. Some projects have versions for adults and for young people. Some of them are designed to support young people composing, some are new music for young musicians to perform and some are reports. Many of the resources have been created by teachers, composers and music education researchers working collaboratively.

The resources are categorised by Project though you can also search by ability level, type or key word(s). (e.g. cross-curricular links, names of composers etc.) For more information about the projects that inspired the resources, scroll down and click on the project pages.

We are delighted to be able to make the resources free but would ask that you credit BCMG if you use them. We welcome feedback about the resources so please get in touch through the comments box and tell us what you think and how we can improve them.

Featured Resources

Projects

Music Maze

Music Maze is a set of composing resources, each taking a different piece of contemporary classical music repertoire as their starting point. 

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Exchanging Notes

Exchanging Notes was an exchange of ideas between teachers and composers designed to strengthen and investigate new strategies for teaching composing across the secondary music curriculum.

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Top Score (Imagine Compose)

Top Score (Imagine Compose) are new pieces of music for beginner instrumental ensembles, composed by young professional composers who worked alongside young people in their creation.

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Top Score (Resolution)

Top Score (Resolution) are new pieces for a class of secondary school pupils of varying musical ability. All were commissioned by BCMG as part of the Resolution project funded by the Wellcome Trust.

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Reports

In this section you will find a selection of executive summaries from reports on key BCMG projects setting out key findings and recommendations. The full reports are also available for download. 

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Sequenza

Sequenza is a set of resources exploring composing for solo pieces for different instruments. 

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