In 1983, the London Sinfonietta’s education programme began under the leadership of Gillian Moore MBE.
A wide range of pioneering projects across the UK and overseas took living composers and contemporary repertoire into schools and community settings, integrating participation and learning into the core work of the ensemble.
Our current education work focusses on building strong relationships with schools in under-served areas, working with local music education hubs to apply our resources where they are most needed.
In the 2017/18 season we will be working with music education hubs in the boroughs of Haringey and Enfield on an innovative project called Sound Out. Supported by the London Music Fund, Sound Out provides support to primary school teachers with a series of teacher training sessions to help inspire their pupils to compose and develop their music-making skills. Taking inspiration from CPD workshops, concerts, and resources provided by the London Sinfonietta, students will produce their own music which will be incorporated into a concert piece by composer John Woolwrich, and performed at our 50th Anniversary Schools Concert on 19 March 2018 in the Royal Festival Hall.
In addition to working with schools, we also run instrumentally-focussed projects such as the London Sinfonietta Academy – a world class training opportunity for emerging musicians, creative composition work at all ability levels, and innovative public participation initiatives that invite audiences to take part in the works we stage.
For more information on our education work, and to find out how you can get involved please email Sean Watson, Participation and Learning Officer