The Festival of Contemporary Music for All is a biennial event where CoMA and our many partners celebrate the joy of participating in contemporary music making. With events occurring throughout the UK and beyond, there are opportunities to premiere commissioned works alongside professional players and take part in a range of workshops and concerts. As a grass-roots expression of music making the Festival sets out to empower musicians of all kinds to serve as catalyst and a challenge for what happens next in new music.
The next Festival will take place 4-6 March 2022. You can watch a recording of the Festival launch at https://youtu.be/o3J_5ZLEobs.
The 2020 Festival took place in 23 locations across the UK and Europe, involved over 60 partners and more than 70 new works were performed. Follow these links to see information about the 2020, 2018 and 2016 Festivals.
The 2022 Festival will expand to more locations and partners. If your ensemble would like to take part or you would like to take a lead in your location, please get in touch with the Festival Director, Tamara Kohler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read about Listening Grounds, a major online project for the Festival.
Find out about my sounds, a free creative music project for 14-18 year old musicians, composers and sound explorers.
We are part of the Keychange initiative encouraging festivals and music organisations to achieve a 50:50 gender balance by 2022.
We commit to Sound and Music’s Fair Access Principles, designed to act as a code of best practice for running successful, open and inclusive artist development programmes, competitions and awards for composers.