Go Compose! Inspire Day

Go Compose! Inspire Day

The Go Compose Inspire Day is an exciting collaboration between Sound and Music and Community Music offering 13-18 year olds the opportunity to create a piece of music using samples which the participants will make themselves. This day of activity will introduce participants to basic music recording and production techniques using sequencing software. If that sounds complicated, fear not! This day is aimed at beginners and will give them the tools to go on to further explore making music using technology at home.


The Go Compose Inspire Day is 10am-6pm, Wednesday 7th August, The Purcell School, Bushey, WD23 2TS.The day concludes with an informal sharing of everyone’s work (5pm) which family and friends are invited to.

Places are free and are offered on a first come first served basis. As places are limited we therefore recommend reserving your place as soon as possible. Please email education@soundandmusic.org to register your interest.

The day coincides with the week-long Sound and Music Summer School for Young Composers, and Go Compose Inspire Day participants are invited to join the Summer School composers for an evening talk on “Creative Careers in Music”.  This optional evening session runs 7.30-9pm and for any Go Compose participants who would like to attend, dinner will be provided in-between the end of the Inspire Day and the start of the talk.

Delivered by:

Sound and Music

Sound and Music is the national charity for new music in the UK. Our mission is to maximise the opportunities for people to create and enjoy new music. Our work includes composer and artist development, partnerships with a range of organisations, audience development, touring, information and advice, network building, and education.

Community Music

We use music as a tool for positive change. As one of the UK’s oldest youth and community music organisations, we offer a diverse and exciting programme of courses, live events and professional training. This includes a foundation degree in music production and business, instrumental and music production tuition, career development and support packages, adult education, music leader training and a whole host of live events from small intimate gigs in our purpose-built theatre to taking part in national events and performance opportunities across the country. The majority of our programme is free. We work with children, young people and adults aged 8 and up. We aim to provide a safe, welcoming space where young people and adults can explore the music making opportunities available to them, build self-esteem and ambition, and develop a passion for music.