If you're someone who works in Music Education, or Education more widely, Music for Youth offers a range of free opportunities for you and your young people, either as performers or audience members.


Free Opportunities at National Festival 2018 - Tuesday 3rd - Saturday 7th July

Tuesday 3 July 2018
Schools Concert: Rhythm and Song - Free Tickets

Join Music for Youth for our first ever Schools Concert as part of the 2018 National Festival as we explore using the body as an instrument. Inspirational presenter, musician and workshop leader Sam Dunkley will engage your young people in a unique educational experience at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall.

Sam will guide you through an interactive concert full of participation covering singing and body percussion. This is not your typical schools concert; you and your class will get the chance to hear performances from a variety of young performers from Birmingham and across the UK.

As well as providing a truly inspirational and engaging experience, attending this concert helps you complete two parts of Arts Award Discover and will contribute towards a variety of criteria required as part of the Artsmark journey. 

To book your free tickets, please visit For more information on the venue, including how to get there go to

There is plenty more to see and do at the National Festival if you can’t attend the Schools Concert. If you’re looking for ideas to use in the classroom, look no further than Infinity LIVE! on Thursday 5 July. 


Thursday 5 July 2018
Infinity LIVE! with the National Education Union - Free Tickets

Specialist workshop leader and educator, Richard Frostick, will engage you and your class in this two-hour workshop (10.00am & 12.30pm). Bring your class to take part in Infinity LIVE! on Thursday 5th July and we’ll also give you FREE tickets to explore the National Festival performances. Find out more details below and then book your class in by emailing or phoning 020 7759 1830!

 Standing male teacher engages a group of seated young pupils

Infinity LIVE!

10am and 12:30pm, Thursday 5 July 2017

2-hour workshop (including 30 minutes’ registration time), then unlimited time to watch performances

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham

Infinity LIVE is a FREE music workshop for both non-specialist teachers, and leaders teaching music to 6 – 11 year olds, and their students, based on the Music for Youth and National Education Union’s Infinity Back to Bass Resource Pack.

Bring your class to this special day of music making which includes:

  • A hands-on music workshop at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, led by specialist workshop leader and educator Richard Frostick. Classes are asked to prepare a short musical phrase or rhythm in advance of the event that will be used in the workshop.

  • Free tickets will also give you unlimited access to Music for Youth's National Festival and Fringe, where you can hear groups of inspiring young musicians perform in Birmingham's most prestigious concert halls and across the City Centre. Check out the full programme here. 

Book Infinity LIVE tickets by emailing or phoning 020 7759 1830