CoMA West Midlands Come & Play #2!

Saturday, 20th July 2024

to Sunday, 21st July 2024

Frankland Rehearsal Studio, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT. Starts 11:00 am.

Based in the West Midlands? Interested in exploring some new music written by living composers, and meeting local musicians? Come join us for a fun & playful day of music-making, hosted at the University of Birmingham (UoB)!

On the day, participants will form a ‘scratch band’ to play some exciting works from the CoMA Catalogue and new pieces by UoB student composers. The group will be led by composer & conductor Sara Caneva.

All instruments, abilities and levels of experience welcome, although a basic ability to read 5-line stave notation is required.

Participation fee: £5

Book your place here:

Photo of CoMA West Midlands Come & Play Day at CoMA Festival, March 2024
Photo of CoMA West Midlands Come & Play Day at CoMA Festival, March 2024


11am-1pm: Come and play! Sara Caneva will run a warm-up activity followed by a ‘scratch ensemble’ session where we will play excerpts from some fun works in the CoMA Catalogue:

Kirsty Devaney: Root (video)

Dominic Murcott: MT Modulation (excerpt from 04:26 – 07:27 on Youtube video)

1-2pm: Lunch (not provided)

2-4pm: A session playing works by student composers

Details of repertoire will be updated nearer the time. Sheet music will be emailed out to participants before the sessions.

This will be our 2nd Come & Play day in Birmingham and part of CoMA’s plans to start a regular ensemble in the West Midlands – so come take part and help the group grow! 



We are committed to making new music accessible to all. If the £5 participation fee would prohibit you taking part, please contact Francesca at

The rehearsal studio is on the Ground Floor of the Frankland Building with accessible toilets nearby. Detailed information regarding accessibility to the building can be found here:

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