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Music in Schools & the Community

The London Sinfonietta was the first ensemble in the UK to launch a music education programme. This pioneering spirit has continued and flourished ever since, expanding to include regular performances and workshops with members of the public.

Sound Out is a hugely successful schools programme encompassing creative projects and culminating annually in a concert attended by students from across London and the South East of England. Groups of young people enter the fascinating world of new music and learn more about how to compose, putting this into practice by interacting with London Sinfonietta musicians who seek to encourage and inspire the next generation of creative artists. The London Sinfonietta is in an on-going partnership with the boroughs of Enfield, Haringey and Waltham Forest, with whom it aims to build a positive environment for creative music-making in the classroom and with instrumental groups.

Connect is the London Sinfonietta’s public participation programme, named after an ongoing European collaboration that commissions composers to write pieces for the public to perform alongside professional musicians.

The London Sinfonietta is proud to be associated with CoMA’s bi-annual festival showcasing public involvement in new music across the UK and Europe.

It helped me realise anyone can be a composer – even a pupil! Pupil response to Sound Out 2019
I loved the concept of creating a living, breathing work of art unique to that space and time, and to be part of that collaboration was truly a joy Public participant, March 2019
I didn’t like it, I loved it!
Pupil response to Sound Out 2018