B:Music Summer School

Applications for B:Music Summer School 2023 are now closed.

We will inform all young people on the outcome of their application the week of 15 May.

This course provides young musicians with the opportunity to make music together, learn from a diverse group of industry professionals and connect with their local communities.

B:Music Summer School has been running for over 10 years and is a five-day, non-residential course that is free to attend. It aims to provide musical opportunity to young musicians of all abilities from Birmingham and the surrounding areas.


Where & When

Where: Symphony Hall

When: Monday 07 August to Friday 11 August

What will I get from taking part?
  • Develop key skills in ensemble musicianship and performance
  • Rehearse and write music with other young musicians
  • Develop your understanding of harmony & jazz repertoire
  • Learn jazz music in its traditional form as well as music that it has influenced in present day, RnB, soul, funk, and hip hop
Who will be teaching?

B:Music Summer School is co-directed by world renowned trumpeter, Percy Pursglove and vocalist, Sara Colman. They will be joined by a carefully selected team of musicians, educators and industry professionals.

Do I need any particular experience to take part?

No! We welcome participants of all musical abilities.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring your musical instrument with you. If you play the piano, drums or are a vocalist, we have this covered here at B:Music.

As it is a 5-day, non-residential course, you will also need to bring a packed lunch (or money to buy lunch). Lunch provided for children who typically receive Free School Meals.

What should I wear?

Whatever you’re comfortable in! We don’t have a uniform or dress code, just B:You!

I have additional needs. Can I still take part?

Of course, we welcome everyone! We have places available on all our projects for individuals with additional needs - you can let us know the details on your registration form. We will then do our best to make sure that the relevant adjustments are in place.

Is it really free?

Fear not! Our B:Music Summer School is FREE to access. We also provide financial support to cover lunch for children who typically receive Free School Meals.

Sounds great: How do I join?

To register your interest, all you need to do is complete our application form by clicking HERE. Please note that this is a selective application process due to the finite number of places available on the B:Music Summer School - completing an application form does not guarantee your child a place.

Hear what our participants thought of B:Music Summer School

The B:Music Summer School Experience