Compose & Perform Scholarship


Compose and Perform logo in yellowCompose & Perform is our accessible accredited music course aimed at young musicians who want to develop their musical practice further and gain an accredited qualification.

We are delighted to announce that, thanks to funding from St James’s Place Foundation we will be working with 4 schools across the UK to deliver a Compose & Perform scholarship programme as part of think2020.

Its aims are that:

  • New Drake Music Associate Musicians are equipped with knowledge of the Compose & Perform course and the skills to support delivery in schools.
  • Pupils at each school receive high quality music lessons allowing them to achieve accredited results via Compose & Perform.
  • Teaching staff at each school are supported and enabled to continue to deliver Compose & Perform and to ensure pupils continue to achieve on the course.

Three Drake Music Associate Musicians have recently undertaken training in Compose & Perform through our internal workforce development programme.

We are delighted that they will be working with the following four schools across the UK this coming term:

  • We are working with Hebden Green (Cheshire)
  • Stanley Park (Carshalton)
  • Orpheus Centre (Surrey)
  • Stansfield Park (Liverpool)

The Compose & Perform scholarship will involve around 30 disabled young people and will support teachers through targeted professional development.

With training and support from Drake Music, the teachers will be better equipped to support disabled young people’s music-making and achievement of an accredited qualification.

The Associate Musicians will work with teachers and students in their schools for up to 5 sessions. Through weekly feedback and planning sessions, the teacher and AM will create a team-teaching approach and will develop skills in using new resources and tech.

To support Drake Music’s workforce development, the AMs will also benefit from the opportunity to learn from the great practice of teachers and their expert knowledge of their setting.

The C&P Scholarship programme has been made possible through funding from St James Place and think2020, our Youth Music-funded strategic music education programme.

Youth Music logoLogo for St James's Place Foundation in blue with a griffin illustration