Higher Education

The CBSO supports young musicians throughout their education, and working in partnership with the Birmingham Conservatoire and the University of Birmingham we are already supporting the emerging professional musicians of the future.

As the Orchestra of the West Midlands, the CBSO is able to work in partnership with Higher Education establishments throughout the region, supporting students and ensembles in a variety of ways, and providing some unique opportunities through our coaching, mentoring and playing alongside offer.

The CBSO is able to tailor programmes of activity, or one off visits, to meet the specific needs and interests of each partner, from sectionals for University Orchestras to masterclasses for musically gifted students, specialist coaching for chamber music ensembles to choral conducting workshops – we have a wealth of skills to share with our partners to support and compliment existing offers.

The CBSO Youth Orchestra also provides opportunities for young people studying in the West Midlands. With an upper age limit of 21, the CBSO Youth Orchestra provides opportunities for students to perform significant orchestral repertoire with internationally renowned conductors and soloists, receive sectional coaching from CBSO musicians and perform in the magnificent Symphony Hall in Birmingham.

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Student Pulse Website.

Student Pulse Birmingham

The easy way to purchase student tickets for Birmingham’s best concerts, all in one place. The app is run jointly by major music organisations in the city; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Ex Cathedra and Town Hall and Symphony Hall. Collect points for every ticket purchased, and redeem for rewards from your favourite brands. Listen to some of the greatest music ever composed, with international artists, in Birmingham’s prestigious concert venues. The app is available for both iPhone and Android. Search for 'Pulse Brum' in the app store, visit studentpulsebirmingham.co.uk and find out more here.

Cbso Youth Orchestra Vaughan Williams Second.