Projects

Music Making Project for Children and Young People Age: 13 to 25

School Ground Sounds is a music youth charity based in Brixton. We collaborate with secondary schools and youth centres across London and work directly with young people in lower income areas to provide additional music opportunities and to enhance their music education.  
  Our programme includes recording studio experience, 1-1 mentoring with industry professionals, a 6 week industry crash course, songwriting competitions, live performance opportunities and the showcasing of talent online.   We are currently running our 2017 Songwriting Competition for young people aged 11 - 18. Last years competition was a great success and we are looking to extend our reach this year. The competition includes feedback from industry professionals amongst other benefits and closes on the 31st May 2017.  This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to have their music heard and a great chance to develop their studio techniques and performance confidence!   With one week until the competition closes, we are reaching out to ensure this opportunity reaches as many young people as possible.    

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is the UK’s only conservatoire of music and contemporary dance education. We also offer opportunities for schools, children and young people to engage in music and dance through exciting and high quality participation programmes, activities and events throughout the year.
Trinity Laban's music Learning & Participation team will work in partnership with Ark Evelyn Grace Academy over the next 2 years to research how cultural organisations can work in partnership with schools to support young people living in challenging circumstances to progress in their music making outside of school. 

Sloop Group is a ensemble of young musicians who write, record and perform their own music. The work the group creates spans multiple genres, dipping into contemporary classical, rock , jazz, music theatre and folk. They are keen colllaborators and have worked with the OAE, as well as numerous composers including James Whittle. They have even met and shared their work with the Master of the Queen's Music, Judith Weir. Please follow the link to the Sound Cloud page to listen to some of Sloop Group's orginal and exciting work.

Young DaDa Ensemble is the expansion of a successful pilot project to deliver accessible music-based activities to 70 young people in Liverpool over a period of two years. It will present progression routes for aspiring musicians, provide musical role models and help affect organisational change.
 
 

The Brightest Boldest Brass Band in Tameside this Summer!

HERE NOW. THERE NEXT. 

Sound and Music is once again on the look out for the next generation of musical creators, sound generators and future composers aged 14 - 18. Join us for a life changing, unique week of experimentation, collaboration, learning, creating and socialising.  

This is your opportunity – your journey starts here!  

APPLICATIONS TO THE SAM SUMMER SCHOOL 2016 ARE NOW OPEN!

31 JULY  - 6 AUGUST 2016 

Deadline: Application deadline noon Thursday 31 March 

This is a two-tier project that develops a team of Assistant Music Leaders for a new music workforce whilst simultaneously delivering high quality music-making activity for young people to create immediate and lasting impacts for their social development and musical progression.

The project is delivered in 2 phases with time to pause and reflect in between so we may improve the delivery programme where appropriate/required. 

Each phase will support 4 musicians (young adults) to become Assistant Music Leaders through formal training, 1-2-1 mentoring and support, practical work experience and undertaking a nationally recognised qualification in Education & Training (level3).

70 young people facing a range of challenging circumstances will be recruited on to music residencies based in our music studio and education workshop, in Leicester city centre. Over 20hours of engagement young people will improve their technical musical skills and abilities, create an EP in collaboration with their peers, widen their networks and improve their social abilities, all whilst completing an Arts Award to recognise their achievements. 

JamTent - gets people closer to the artists they admire. It's a rare place where you can meet many people and artists from different backgrounds. This year more Cumbrian people got the chance to meet more artists from around the world over a two month period (including 3 intensive days at KC) than they would have done in the entire year had this project not gone ahead. This opportunity we have to work with KC, local charities etc, promoters and additional events could unlock opportunities for a lot of vulnerable people around the county and further afield funding permitting.

Calling all music teachers and community music leaders! Give your young musicians the chance to perform as part of a large-scale orchestra on a world class stage.

OPUS2016 invites submissions from applicants of any age and background, with the chance to receive a professional commission as part of Britten Sinfonia’s award winning At Lunch series.

Aldeburgh Sings will provide sustained musical engagement opportunities for young people in Suffolk. The three year programme will create two vocal strands, one in the north of the county, in Lowestoft, and one in the south of the county, in Ipswich. The two towns represent some of the most challenging circumstances facing young people in Suffolk, from those defined as NEET and at risk of social exclusion in Lowestoft to those from ethnic minority groups and non-English speaking in Ipswich.