Deadline: 31 Aug 2021


Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire have joined forces to offer a new and unique 1-year training programme for music students and professional musicians looking for a career as performers of contemporary music. Applications for year four of the programme are now open! Please see below for details and email if you require any further information.

During this programme NEXT Musicians will:

Work alongside world-famous composers and performers;

Meet key people on the international contemporary music scene;

Perform side-by-side with BCMG musicians in high-profile concerts;

Build their own ensemble and present concerts with fellow participants.

By the end of the programme NEXT Musicians will have acquired:

In-depth knowledge of contemporary music from the second half of the 20th century to the present day, including its aesthetics and techniques;
Confidence in programming, promoting and presenting new music to the public;
Core skills for a successful professional career in contemporary music performance.

At the end of the programme participants will receive a joint official certificate from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and BCMG.

About the programme:

NEXT offers early career musicians an unprecedented opportunity to become successful contemporary music performers. In a year of intensive training NEXT Musicians will learn to perform some of the most inspiring and challenging works written in the last 70 years. You will receive coaching and one-to-one teaching sessions from BCMG players and world famous soloists. Musicians will have many opportunities to perform, including side-by-side concerts with BCMG, and will work directly with the world’s leading composers on the interpretation of their music.

Course / CPD / Summerschool
External link More info and how to apply
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