Projects

We are a mainstream primary school in the outskirts of Blackburn. Around 15% of our children have SEN/D, 9 of whom
have a funded EHCP.
We value arts education highly and believe in its benefits for all children. Children benefit from a thriving musical
programme within and outside the curriculum.

Open School Orchestras (OSO) is a growing national movement supporting music hubs, arts organisations and schools in giving SEN/Disabled young musicians opportunities to play in an ensemble and perform. OpenUp Music provide resources to facilitate this - adapted musical repertoire, schemes of work, and a new generation of accessible musical instruments - alongside training and support for music leaders and school staff.

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. 

The CSBO's Music & Ability programme will engage with three special schools over five terms through a series of residency projects, in addition to providing inspiration visits to a further six schools. This prgoramme compliments our annual Relaxed Concerts for special schools given by a 10 piece mini-orchestra and devised specifically for SEND pupils.

 

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.
 
 

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 

Teachers in primary schools in England can ignite their pupils’ enthusiasm for classical music with a free online resource, Classical 100.

Complementing existing teaching resources, Classical 100 has been developed by ABRSM in partnership with Classic FM and Decca Classics and with the support of the Department for Education.

Classical 100 will be available in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from February 2016.

Teachers in primary schools in England can ignite their pupils’ enthusiasm for classical music with a free online resource, Classical 100.

Complementing existing teaching resources, Classical 100 has been developed by ABRSM in partnership with Classic FM and Decca Classics and with the support of the Department for Education.

Classical 100 will be available in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from February 2016.

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.