Performing arts learning, access and participation is element of the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, maths) model of education. All school age children should have access to a quality arts education and exposure to excellence in the arts, without social and economic barriers.
From 24 to 27 May, the Sydney symphony presented a mix of public performances and school concerts in three key NSW regional centres. The concerts ensure regional communities have access to artistic and cultural opportunities. The focus on schools is a vital part of this mix. The Orchestra’s Director of Learning and Engagement Linda Lorenza said, “This is a chance for local children to get up close and personal to the workings of an orchestra. Some of them may be hearing a concert live for the first time: to hear a performance by some of Australia’s finest musicians is something very special.”
The Sydney Symphony school concerts are specially designed for children to interact with classical music as they sing, dance and learn about the different sections of an orchestra.
For more experienced young musicians between the ages of 8 and 18 the Sydney Symphony provides the opportunity to be mentored by the ‘Orchestra Fellows’ at multi-day pop-up music camps. The next workshop is at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre on June 4 and 5. You can find full details of the pop-up music camps hereSSO orchestral workshops