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Meet a Musician: Felicity Mullins, Percussionist

Posted on: 18th September 2017

We ask professional musicians the questions you really want to know (but might never get the chance to ask) in a new series of blog posts entitled ‘Meet a Musician.’ Felicity Mullins is a professional percussionist and has been delivering samba, African drumming and percussion projects for SoundStorm since 2015. We had a chat when she popped...
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Work Experience opportunity at the BSO

Posted on: 6th September 2017

Want to see what it’s like to work for one of the UK’s top symphony orchestras? The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra has developed a work experience programme based on Bronze Arts Award for students aged 14-18, taking place during various weeks throughout the 2017/18 academic year. Please contact Ellie Sherwood (BSO Participate Coordinator) via esherwood@bsorchestra.co.uk for...
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Free Workshop with the BSO

Posted on: 5th September 2017

Saturday 14th October 2017 For looked after children aged 7-13 Create music alongside professional musicians from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Bring and instrument, or try one of theirs. All abilities and musical tastes welcome. Sponsored by the Richard Ely Trust for Young Musicians. Deadline for bookings is Friday 6th October. For more information, dates and...
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Experience the Bournemouth Youth Marching Band

Posted on: 16th May 2017

Bournemouth Youth Marching Band are offering students the chance to experience playing with the band for free. Through a partenership with SoundStorm, we are offering student bursaries that will cover your membership fee and your first three months subscriptions (worth £50) When? Wednesdays, 6.30pm-8.45pm Butchers Coppice, Holloway Ave, Bear Cross, BH11 9JW Interested? You must...
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Youth Concerto Competition

Posted on: 14th December 2016

Our friends Westbourne Orchestra are holding a competition for the chance to play your favourite concerto. Download the application form  
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Be a Young Producer

Posted on: 7th December 2016

As part of our partnership with Lighthouse, Poole, the YOUNG PRODUCERS programme returns in early 2017, aimed at students wanting to get hands-on experience in the creative industries. The programme is open to young people aged 16-19 There are up to 12 highly subsidised places available – the fee for the whole programme is £40...
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Government announces music education hub funding

Posted on: 30th November 2016

Great news! The government has announced that it will spend £300m on music education hubs over the next four years, maintaining current levels of central investment. The funding, which will continue to be administered by Arts Council England, will support the hubs’ work with schools, local authorities and community organisations. £75m had already been announced...
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5 ways music education could be improved in primary schools

Posted on: 13th October 2016

The benefits of music to a child’s development generally, cannot be overstated enough. But often, music can be undervalued in some schools. Many teachers face a considerable struggle to implement a solid, progressive music curriculum and quality extra-curricular music activities in their schools.
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Perform ‘Walking in the Air’ from ‘The Snowman’ with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Posted on: 21st September 2016

Solo singer Callout! Perform ‘Walking in the Air’ from ‘The Snowman’ with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Tuesday 20th December 2016 3.00PM & 7.00PM, Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts BSO are thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity as part of the BSO’s Rising Talent Programme for two talented young singers to perform a solo of ‘Walking in...
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