Inspirational Experiences

We’re a huge advocate for how important inspirational musical experiences are for young people. Everyone can recall a musical experience or performance that helped shape them, be that as a musician or as a music fan.

Experiencing or being part of live music, whether as a performer or audience member, profoundly enriches lives. Whether it’s the first time seeing an Indian tabla played live, the first time seeing an audience from the stage, or their first time having your composition performed by professional musicians — these moments are invaluable and formative in young people’s development.

Our ambition is to offer a breadth of inspiring musical experiences to as many young people as possible. Every year we carefully curate a range of live musical inputs both in and out of school. Working with partners, we offer schools and young people opportunities to experience high quality performances, to work with professionals and to perform in inspirational settings.

Past inputs have ranged from opportunities for emerging  musicians such as BandStorm (Battle of the Bands), Perform and Cadanza, to larger collaborations including Armonico Gala Concert and The Great Poole Pan Off, to our more alternative offshoots such as Seeing Sound and Orchestral Evolution. Not to mention our full-scale bienniel Music Hub showcases: In the Mix and Striking Chords.

With a packed programme of live experiences coming up this year including 44 in-school tours through Live and Inspired and the 2019, even bigger Music Hub showcase coming up, we can’t wait to be bringing more music to more young people.

Stay tuned…

SURYA ARTS present Jazz and Jagdeep Like Dancing

Posted on: 17th December 2015

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight 7-11 March 2016 Jazz and Jagdeep Like Dancing by Sharon Muiruri is a theatre-in-education programme for Reception and KS1. It gently introduces the idea of Fairtrade, the rights of the child and global issues. It also looks at classical Indian instrumentation, the use of rhythm and how melody works in raga....
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An Autumn Recital

Posted on: 19th November 2015

On the 12th November, the glorious setting of St Peter’s Church Parkstone was transformed for an evening of music offering some of our most talented musicians and aspiring young players the chance to perform. Having delivered two major events in 2015 at the Bournemouth International Centre and Lighthouse Poole, we focused our efforts on this...
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In The Mix

Posted on: 4th June 2015

In The Mix The 2015 Bournemouth & Poole Music Education Showcase Presented by SoundStorm Thursday 9th July, 6.30pm at Lighthouse, Poole Visit the photo gallery To celebrate a year of musical activity in schools from across the area, the annual SoundStorm showcase brings together a range of professionals and artists performing with over 500 children...
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SoundStorm’s Hear & Far takes centre stage

Posted on: 13th August 2014

Students from Bournemouth and Poole took over the Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth on 7th July 2014 to showcase the diverse range of musical programmes taking place within the Bournemouth and Poole Music Education Hub. SoundStorm organised the ‘Hear & Far’ event for young people and hub partners to present all of their hard work in...
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Creative music making for the Inaugural Bournemouth Founders Day

Posted on: 19th May 2014

At the end of April, SoundStorm organised a series of workshops for students from Avonbourne and Harewood College to prepare for a performance at the Mayor of Bournemouth’s Inaugural Founders Day Lunch. Musicians from Music in Action, the education arm of the Bath Philharmonia, spent two days with the students, offering inspiration and practical support...
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Performance at the Royal Albert Hall – Movie Mash Up

Posted on: 21st November 2012

On 3rd May 2013, hundreds of young people from across Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset will descend on the Royal Albert Hall in London for a night of music from the movie in the Movie Mash Up.  This concert will feature the Bournemouth and Poole Olympic Choir, Dorset Youth Orchestra, the Dorset Big Band in a programme of...
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