The NCO can deliver composition-led workshops, specially developed for Secondary Schools.

The String Quartet Composition Project

GCSE students compose music for String Quartet and have their work performed and recorded, live.

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Creative Composition Projects based around a Set Work

GCSE students use composition techniques from Set Works on the Syllabus; their creative composition is then performed.

 NCO Secondary School Learning Opportunities






Bridging the Gap

Years 6 and 7 – Creative Band Sessions.

These engaging sessions keep secondary age children excited about creating music.

NCO can develop sessions based on specific themes, such as devising an exciting, instrumental version of a ‘pop’ classic. After working on the composition, students get to rehearse with, then share the stage with NCO players as part of this inspiring learning and performance partnership.

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For more information and/ or to book, contact Helen Quayle, Learning & Development Manager: or via the NCO Office: 0161 247 2220.