Festival of Contemporary Music for All

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


The Festival of Contemporary Music for All is a biennial event, bringing together music makers of all experiences and backgrounds. With dozens of events occurring throughout the UK and beyond and also online, participants involved 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.

The 2024 Festival will take place from 1-24 March. The festival activities will be launched in November 2023. If you would like any further information, please contact CoMA’s Project Manager, Francesca Le Lohé (francesca@coma.org).

You can read about previous Festivals in 2022, 2020, 2018 and 2016.

What is the festival?

CoMA is grateful to Arts Council of England, Hinrichsen Foundation, PRS Foundation, Foyle Foundation and the Vaughan Williams Foundation for their support of the 2024 Festival and Commissioning Programme.

With the support of Diaphonique, Franco-British-Irish fund for classical contemporary music  in partnership with the SACEM, the Friends of the French Institute Trust, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, the Institut français, the Centre National de la Musique, the British Council, Culture Ireland and the Salabert Fondation




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