CoMA Contemporary Music for All

 Charitable and Non Profit

CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) was founded in 1993 to enable musicians of all abilities to participate actively in contemporary music. The aim was to create a repertoire of contemporary music accessible to amateur players and to establish regional ensembles throughout the UK. We organise annual Summer Schools, residential courses, workshops, concerts and festivals.

It has a national network of instrumental and vocal ensembles and an expanding international programme.

CoMA ensembles carry out a range of activities including performing commissioned repertoire, improvisation and holding workshops for amateur composers. CoMA has featured in various prestigious events including Bath, Huddersfield, St Magnus and Spitalfields music festivals. CoMA London was programmed in the bmic Cutting Edge series for three years.

Our unique music collection of hundreds of works contains some of the most exciting and rewarding new music being created today and is an invaluable resource for professional, amateur and youth based ensembles.

CoMA helps schools, festivals, amateur orchestras and choirs get started with contemporary music. CoMA is committed to quality participation led by inspiring professional musicians, using a flexibly scored repertoire which includes works employing graphic notation and aleatoric elements as well as standard notation. These works all share the characteristic of being suitable for use by ensembles of all types of instruments, size and ability. CoMA’s approach is to provide bespoke service based for

  • Workshops for festivals, conferences, and school and amateur orchestras and choirs
  • INSET for teachers, music teachers and directors
  • Repertoire packs providing PDF’s of scores, parts in all transpositions and a CD.