What is YCP?

The Young Composers Project (YCP) is a community of young creative music-makers in the West-Midlands UK.

Based at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, composers Kirsty Devaney and Joe Cutler set up YCP to provide a supportive network where young people can meet and work closely with musicians and composers to have their music performed live!

Who is YCP for?

YCP is for anyone aged 14-18 who loves making their own music.
Whether you create songs, write instrumental music, improvise, or use technology we want to hear from you!

What music can I create at YCP?

We want you to find your own musical voice by giving you freedom to be creative whilst offering support and advice along the way. We encourage you to push musical boundaries and try new things!

When/where are the workshops?

YCP normally takes place once a month on a Sunday at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. However YCP will be delivered virtually in Easter 2021 due to Covid-19. To apply please fill out our online application from.

How much does it cost?

YCP remains, and always has been FREE!

How do I get involved?

Check out the ‘Join Us’ page to see what projects are happening. You can contact us by filling out the online ‘Contact us’ form or directly by emailing: birminghamyoungcomposers@gmail.com

I am over 18, can I still apply?

If you are between 18-21 but not in full-time education, please still get in touch. In the past we have helped composers put together portfolios to apply for higher education, and we can also recommended some composers for one-to-one tuition to help you progress.

Young Composers Project gratefully acknowledges
financial support from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire