Sound and Music is the national charity for new music in the UK. Our mission is to maximise the opportunities for people to create and enjoy new music. Our work includes composer and artist development, partnerships with a range of organisations, audience development, touring, information and advice, network building, and education

Our offer to schools includes:

Listen Imagine Compose: CPD for secondary music teachers who wish to develop their skills and abilities around teaching composing. The offer includes a termly London teachers' network for teachers who wish to develop their practice around the teaching of composing; an annual Away Day looking at issues around composing in secondary schools; a Masters in Teaching and Learning accredited by Birmingham City University; one-off CPD sessions for hubs/groups of hubs/academy chains; free resources including lesson plans. Further information at:

Minute of Listening: An innovative digital resource for primary schools that gives pupils the opportunity to listen and reflect on 60 seconds of music or sound every day, Minute of Listening can be used to support a number of curriculum areas. Using Minute of Listening can also help schools gain Artsmark.

Summer School for young composers: A unique, intensive, residential course for young musicians aged 14-18 who enjoy composing and want to learn more! There's a range of approaches to composing and creating music and lots of bursaries for anyone from a lower-income family.http://http//

Sound and Music is an Arts Award Supporter and young people can gain all or part of their Arts Award through undertaking activities with us. Contact us at for more information.

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