Nancy is Director of Learning & Participation for Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) where she has worked since 2000. 

She studied classical trumpet at the RNCM with Murray Greig and Howard Snell and has an MA in Community Music from the University of York. In her role at BCMG, Nancy has created ongoing opportunities for young people to compose, perform and listen to new music, in and out of school. 

She is also a creative practitioner and leads BCMG’s Music Maze workshops. She co-devised and co-led Listen Imagine Compose Primary, a 2-year action research project exploring children’s composing at key stage 2 in partnership with Birmingham City University and Sound and Music.

 Nancy has presented papers, contributed case studies and co-authored articles and book chapters on the pedagogy of composing and musician/composer/teacher collaborations. 

Nancy previously worked as an early years music specialist, conceiving and leading training programmes and projects with musicians and early years practitioners for a range of organisations including: The London Symphony Orchestra; Wigmore Hall; The Royal Scottish National Orchestra; and, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.



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