Invite your pupils to become published music critics with the Bachtrack Young Reviewer programme

Are you keen to encourage a deeper appreciation of classical music in your pupils, and at the same time develop their literacy skills?

Bachtrack, an informative website for classical music lovers, is challenging young people aged between 12 and 16 to review a classical concert or opera, by giving away free tickets to performances around the country. The finished review will be published on

This is a perfect opportunity for teachers to introduce their pupils to the world of classical music and to develop a sense of audience and purpose in their written work.

All students need to do is fill in Bachtrack’s online application form, and they could be awarded two free tickets (for them and an accompanying adult) to a top level classical performance.

Perhaps some of your pupils already play instruments, or are music lovers but think classical music is “boring”. Challenge them to attend a performance: if it’s still not for them, they have a public forum to explain why!

For more information, published reviews by students and tips for applications, visit Bachtrack.