Exciting Composer in Residence School Project - Apply Now!

Published on 05/12/2017

Please note there is a small timeframe to apply for this project so please act with urgency.

Sheffield Music Hub and Music in the Round Composer in Residence

Andrew J Smith with Naomi Atherton, French Horn

An innovative project to support creative music making and composition in KS2 and KS3.

Produced in partnership with Sheffield Music Hub and Music in the Round.

Written and Devised by Andy Smith. (Freelance Composer and Arranger for the BBC Ten Pieces Programme)

In partnership with Music in the Round and Naomi Atherton, Ensemble 360 French Horn Player.

Sheffield Music Hub and Music in the Round are continuing our pioneering project by engaging Andy Smith, Composer in Residence for Sheffield Schools.

Schools will receive expert guidance and resources to develop compositional and performance skills in the classroom. The inspiration for this composition will come from Sibelius’ Finlandia, one of the new set of BBC 10 pieces.

This project will be individually tailored to match the skills of the teachers involved and bespoke to the needs of your class. One class from each school will be supported directly to finesse their composition and prepare it to performance standard. The performance element will use whichever instruments and/or technology is appropriate in your setting. All schools involved will come together for a day of workshops, curated by Andy Smith. The work will be performed by all participants together with one of Sheffield Music Hub’s Senior Ensembles at Sheffield Music Hub’s Gala Concert on Sunday 18 March 2018, at the University of Sheffield Octagon Centre!

For further information click here or apply online.

Deadline is 12pm on Monday 11 December 2017. There is a £75 registration fee for this project.