Learning & Participation

hcmf// aims to make new music accessible to increasingly varied audiences and participants. Our year-round Learning & Participation programme plays a vital role in forging and developing relationships with a wide variety of local communities and seeks to break down barriers and perceptions surrounding new music.

hcmf// offers creative musical experiences for participants whilst providing direct contact with high-profile, high-quality artists. Over the last ten years, hcmf// has worked with over 8500 participants across over 80 projects.

hcmf//’s Learning & Participation programme offers diverse events to a broad range of ages, from hands-on music experiences for babies and toddlers to events for school students, families, refugees and asylum seekers, people in prison, community members, emerging artists and regular festival-goers. The festival’s programme includes creative workshops, concert experiences, archival activities and professional development, providing participants direct contact with professionally established artists.

Find out how you can get involved by contacting our Learning & Participation Officer, Abi Mitchell, at a.mitchell3@hud.ac.uk or on 01484 471 116.

News & Events

Learning & Participation News
Learning & Participation Event
  • Music at Play: Tiny Sound Zones (Session 2)
  • Music at Play: Tiny Sound Zones (Session 1)
  • Experimental Singing With Peyee Chen: Workshop 2
  • Experimental Singing With Peyee Chen: Workshop 1
  • Group Chat
  • Mini Pop Up Art School
  • Bye Alex!
  • Threads II
  • Threads II
  • 'I love screaming on the mic': On the road with hcmf// radio
  • In Here it’s not Prison: Engaging vulnerable and stigmatized communities in composition
  • Watch: Music for Young Players
  • hcmf// shorts | Applications now open
  • Workshop Participants Wanted
  • CoMA Festival call for workshop leaders/conductors
  • By beings / Mira Calix
    Podcast: Mira Calix
  • Music For Young Players
  • By beings / Mira Calix
    Mira Calix: by beings in two places at once
  • Kelly Jayne Jones pwhmobs Workshop
  • Music at Play: Contemporary Dance for Under 5s
  • White Cane: Salamanda Tandem
  • Interactive Art Workshop
  • Pop-Up Art School
  • Manasamitra: The Life of a Bee
  • Explore Ensemble
    hcmf// shorts: the final five


Download the L&P 2017 Report
Download the L&P 2016 report
Download the L&P 2015 report