Bobbie-Jane Gardner is a composer, arranger, lecturer, producer and music leader.
She has received commissions from Uchenna Dance Co., Vocab Dance Co., mac arts, Punch Records, Vivid Projects, Longbridge Public Art Project, LSO Discovery, Sound and Music, Fierce Festival, Grand Union, Heart n Soul, Spitalfields Music, The Gospel Revisited Project, Black Country Touring and Onyx Brass.
She completed a PhD in contemporary composition in 2020 with supervision from Professors Joe Cutler and Michael Wolters. She teaches composition at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and its Junior Conservatoire.
Giving back to the community is an important part of Bobbie’s practice and she often works in socially engaged creative projects. Her most ambitious project to date was for-Wards; a city-wide music programme she directed where Birmingham’s 10 constituencies inspired the creation of 10 pieces of music by 10 Brummie composers in collaboration with forty Birmingham community groups – 837 participants in total, phew! Learn more here.