Past Projects

Far Flung Corners: linking SoundStorm with the Outer Hebrides

Posted on: 14th March 2016

‘Far Flung Corners’ is an exciting finale concert of the project exploring the rich cultural diversity that has existed for generations in the British Isles, though musical exchanges linking Dorset with the Outer Hebrides. It promises to be a fabulous concert featuring six Hebrides-based musicians including renowned composer/fiddlers, Anna-Wendy Stevenson and Simon Bradley, Dorset’s own highly acclaimed Alex Roberts, and...
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Armonico Consort Singing Programme

Posted on: 25th January 2016

Written by Armonico Consort Since 2009, Armonico Consort – through our music education programme AC Academy – has been offering young people the chance to enjoy the benefits of singing, both in and out of school.  Three years ago, we set ourselves an ambitious challenge – to create 300 new children’s choirs and 300 choir...
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Rural Instrumental Lessons

Posted on: 9th April 2014

The aim of this project was to enable rural learning centres to hold instrumental lessons with a professional tutor that they might not have had access to in the past.  As said by the NPME, ‘To recognise the important role that music plays in children’s academic and social development and in improving the ethos of the school.’ The...
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Coda’s Professional Development Day

Posted on: 9th April 2014

A day of intensive workshops for emerging music leaders could be heard bellowing out of the doors of Coda Music Centre a few weeks ago. In partnership with Coda Music Trust we offered the opportunity to build and develop new leadership skills by introducing flexible and creative ways of working. Two of Europe’s finest music leaders, Tim Steiner...
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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra String Quintet

Posted on: 7th April 2014

West Dorset schools, Woodroffe, Sir John Colfox and Beaminster were visited by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra String Quintet recently to build energy and excitement around string playing. We offered young people the opportunity to hear professional string players and have a chance to try the instrument. Following these performances, Andy Baker and Carol Lilley led a series...
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OPEN MIC NIGHT, Toby’s Project

Posted on: 7th April 2014

As part of a programme of work that aims to improve the music scene and connect young people across a rather rural North Dorset, SoundStorm commissioned Toby’s Project in Shaftsbury to organise and promote Open Mic nights in Shaftesbury and Sturminster Newton. Working with local musician Tom Jobling, aspiring young musicians have been encouraged to...
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KIDZ IN CARE

Posted on: 7th April 2014

Thirteen young people aged 11 – 16 from Poole have been taking part in monthly music workshops specifically for those in care. Local musician Simon Skolfield has been running the sessions to encourage creativity and build confidence by offering the group new and sometimes challenging experiences. The group have been inspired to learn new instruments...
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DIGITAL MUSIC DORSET

Posted on: 7th April 2014

Musician Ralph Cree recently held a series of workshops at Blandford Youth Club, teaching a small group of children how to compose music using the Garage band App on Ipads. His aim was to give young people the opportunity to exercise their musical creativity, embracing the digital era whilst building social skills. The project also...
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BEAMINSTER POP CLUB

Posted on: 7th April 2014

The quaint market town of Beaminster has seen a bit of a shake up as of late with the addition of a new music group, POP Club. Supported by SoundStorm, musician Mickey Wills has established a club at Beaminster Youth centre. The venue has kindly accommodated for the group by opening an extra day so...
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