Festival of Contemporary Music for All

Opportunities for participation in new music for musicians of all ages and abilities.

1 workshops & concerts

The Festival of Contemporary Music for All is a biennial event, bringing together music makers of all experiences and backgrounds. With 30+ events occurring throughout the UK and beyond, participants involved will have opportunities to premiere commissioned works alongside professional players and take part in a range of workshops, developments and concerts. As a grass-roots expression of music making, the Festival provides opportunities for unique artistic experiences as widely as possible, opening a culture of musical participation in contemporary music making.

What is the festival?

The 2022 Festival took place over the weekend 4 – 6 March and featured workshops, talks and performances in the UK and beyond and online. Learn more about the major Festival projects, including Listening Grounds, a digital music creation project and my sounds, a free creative music project for 14-18 year old musicians, composers and sound explorers. Click on the map below to see what happened at each location.

CoMA gratefully acknowledges funding support for the Festival commissions from Arts Council England, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, PRS Foundation, Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust, RVW Trust and Youth Music.

Read more about the Festival here.

The next festival will be in March 2024. Do contact Tamara Kohler (tamara@coma.org) if you are interested in participating.

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