Music is a Vibration is co-produced and developed by Tom Peel (Lead Musician) and Justin Wiggan (Lead Artist)  Working together with six young people with sensory impairments and complex communication needs they are exploring sensory musical composition. The final 'sensorial' composition will be presented as an interactive exhibition.

The CSBO's Music & Ability programme will engage with three special schools over five terms through a series of residency projects, in addition to providing inspiration visits to a further six schools. This prgoramme compliments our annual Relaxed Concerts for special schools given by a 10 piece mini-orchestra and devised specifically for SEND pupils.


This project improves the health and wellbeing of sick children at Birmingham Children's Hospital through the medium of singing and 1-to-1 sessions with vocal tutors from the choir.

We are delivering music workshops in three schools in the ethnically diverse Ladywood community that enable young musicians to creatively and meaningfully engage with traditional and contemporary world music.

A collaborative project between the Arts Department at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and 3 local secondary schools in Birmingham.

The programme will predominantly engage young people – aged 16-19, not in education, employment or training - to create music through their immersive experiences in nature, world music workshops and music technology.

The project offers an opportunity for young people with a learning disability to form their own rock band, learn new skills, perform in front of a live audience and gain self-confidence through the process.

Working in partnership with Solihull Music Service, the project will provide music-making opportunities for children in the neighbouring areas of Shard End and Chelmsley Wood. It will support families and early years staff in developing musical confidence.

The project will provide an exciting range of high quality music making and production opportunities.

The project offers workshops, training and development for young leaders, particularly those experiencing challenging circumstances. The young people will gain
event management experience, as well as taking part in the recording and CD production process.

In Spring 2014, English Touring Opera and Wolverhampton Grand Theatre will present the premiere of a new community opera that explores the tragic zeppelin raids on Wolverhampton 100 years ago. Created over six months of workshops, the opera will feature 200 members of Wolverhampton community of all ages and abilities.