Sound Out is the London Sinfonietta’s flagship schools programme, which puts creativity and composition at the heart of our work.
Sound Out 2021
As part of its response to the pandemic, the London Sinfonietta has taken Sound Out online, creating Composition Challenges to support composition and creative music making in the classroom. Some of the most interesting new compositions created by young people were premiered in our annual Sound Out Schools Concerts in March 2021. The concerts were live streamed from Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall and Turner Sims, Southampton and reached over 12,000 young people across the UK.
Sound Out 2020
Since its inception in in 2017, the London Sinfonietta’s multi-stranded Sound Out programme for schools has enabled thousands of young people to hear, explore and create contemporary classical music. We currently work in partnership with the music hubs of Enfield, Haringey and Waltham Forest and run projects with schools and music hubs across the UK.
Taking a different focus each year, we have worked with primary schools, secondary schools, and music service ensembles to help young people to learn more about composing and creating new music. We give young people and teachers the opportunity to work and perform with London Sinfonietta musicians and composers to empower and inspire them to explore their creativity and make their own music.
Sound Out echoes the London Sinfonietta's professional commissioning process, putting young people centre-stage, valuing them as composers and performers and making their musical voices heard.
The sense of achievement and pride created was palpable. The students gained a great deal from seeing their musical ideas treated with respect and their compositions performed and recorded in a professional manner. John Cooney, music teacher
It was inspiring! It made me realise that anyone can be a composer. Sound Out Participant
Working with the London Sinfonietta has enthused our existing young composers and has inspired more pupils in the borough to explore composition. Mary Mycroft, Joint Head of Waltham Forest Music Service
Sound Out 2021 is generously supported by Francis Taylor Building, The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation, The Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust, and with the friendly support of the Ernst Von Siemens Music Foundation.
For more information on our work with schools, and to find out how your school can get involved please email Rhuti Carr