Daily Archives: November 18, 2016


Young Composers Project @ Birmingham Conservatoire

The Young Composers Project (YCP) is a scheme set up by Birmingham Conservatoire and composers Kirsty Devaney and Joe Cutler, to support young composers in the UK. They offer a number of free courses and workshops throughout the year where students work closely with Conservatoire student composers and instrumentalists and professional […]


New online chamber music course for teachers

Pro Corda, the UK’s leading chamber music organisation, is collaborating with London-based tech startup, MusicGurus, to create a series of four online video courses. The new material is aimed at teachers aiming to launch, or already running, chamber ensembles of any instrumentation and ability. The online video courses are suitable […]


Heather Bird – September’s feature musician

For our September Musician we talked to Heather Bird. Brought up in Renwick, up in the Pennines, Heather was educated here and was in Carlisle and Cumbria youth orchestras for years.   What’s your job? Double bassist and director of Classical Evolution What instruments do you play? Double bass, flute and a bit of sax. How and when did you first become interested […]