Birmingham Contemporary Music Group has launched Creating Music at Home, two sets of fun digital resources to encourage children to create music in their homes during the Coronavirus outbreak. There is one set for children who don’t have a musical instrument and another set for those who do.
Most of the activities are inspired by or linked to an existing piece of music by a well-known or living composer, with themes such as superheroes, sounds in the house and garden, code and graphic scores. Resources are released on Tuesdays (without instruments) and Thursdays (instrumentalists) every week, and children are encouraged to share their work digitally to the BCMG family.
In addition, BCMG is offering Arts Awards Discover (KS1) and Arts Award Explore (KS2) online. The activities and guidance will allow children to complete their arts awards remotely, either by themselves or with the support of people in their home.