Young People

The CBSO is committed to supporting the next generation of musicians and concert audiences through our programme of activity for aspiring and talented young musicians.

In addition to our programme of work with schools, we also deliver a series of projects outside school hours. These projects provide young people from across the West Midlands with an opportunity to perform together, mentored and supported throughout by CBSO musicians, and to work with world class conductors.

Our focus is to provide opportunities that complement instrumental and ensemble provision young people are able to access through their school or local music service, not to replicate these opportunities.

Through our partnership working with the regional Music Education Hubs and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire we are able to ensure that our activities remain different, and with their help we can be confident that young people are aware of the opportunities available to them.

The core programme of activity we provide for young people outside school hours comprises of two projects, both of which support young people at different stages of their musical development:

We are grateful to the Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity, Principal Supporter of the CBSO’s work with young people.