As a crucial part of our new blended learning programme in music leadership, these face-to-face training days will give music teachers and leaders the opportunity to work with a mixed-ability youth orchestra for a day to help develop fundamental conducting skills, under the expert guidance of Robert Pepper MBE.
As our 2017-2018 Orchestras for All (OFA) season Music and Dance: Rhythm of Life draws to a close, our attention is turning to our new season, WordPlay, and the exciting repertoire and creative activities we have planned for 2018-2019. WordPlay will explore the inter-connectedness between music and words looking at how music can communicate, tell stories and convey meaning. We will be learning and creating repertoire that celebrates music inspired or influenced by both the written word and the spoken word.
"NOFA has driven me in a direction I thought I’d never explore, inspiring me to pursuit orchestral performance and a degree in Music. If the experience doesn’t go as far as impacting their career choices, it will still certainly build their social skills and prove to be an enjoyable journey."
We speak to five members of our National Orchestra for All to find out what it's like to be part of this unique ensemble.