Concerts and the Curriculum - Arts Award Gold
Arts Award Gold gives students UCAS points to work on University of Sheffield Concerts projects. We work with sixth form students who receive formal mentoring from University students and design their own individual performance projects, undertake volunteering, and a piece of research into the challenges of music and the arts in contemporary society. Doing so supports developing skills as musicians, arts administrators and emerging music managers of the future.
2017/2018 Schools: Sheffield High School in collaboration with Notre Dame, Birkdale, St Marie’s Primary
Sound Laboratory - Computer Music
4 primary schools and 150 school children across the city combined in a groundbreaking project to create new contemporary electronic music. Pupils learn how to record and manipulate sounds using iPads, used technology in professional sound studios, and worked with electro acoustic composers to form new compositions and perform them in live 3D sound.
2017/2018 Schools: Sheffield High School Junior Department, St Joseph’s Primary, Rainbow Forge Primary, St Theresa’s Primary
Global Soundtracks: Folk Soundtracks
An annual programme of singing workshops based on traditional folk music (delivered in partnership with SoundPost) which compliments our Global Soundtracks: International Season of world, roots, and folk music. Most recently primary schools across the city came together to workshop and perform renditions of local Sheffield Christmas carols.
2017/2018 Schools: Greenhill Primary, Dore Primary, Oughtibridge Primary and Loxely Primary
Sound Laboratory - Pop Lab
An annual programme that sees University students form a pop band and visit schools to workshop popular music compositions. School pupils' own compositions are recorded and submitted as part of GCSE composition portfolios. University students offer advice and mentoring and the project allows participants to see and hear their pieces played by live musicians and recorded professionally in our state of the art sound studies.
2017/2018 Schools: Parkwood Academy
Sound Laboratory - A Level Workshops
We're working with our Associate Artists the Ligeti Quartet to deliver composition workshops to Music A Level students. Our ambition is to deliver these nationally, and provide young musicians an opportunity to work with professional musicians of the highest calibre, develop skills and competencies in the areas of composition and new and contemporary classical performance, and provide a glimpse on what a University musical education can offer young musicians of the future.
2017/2018 Schools: Pilot project across schools in Cambridge and London
SongMakers - Festival Choir and Changing Voices
We believe singing benefits young people physically, socially, and emotionally. In collaboration with The Sheffield Music Hub University of Sheffield Concerts offers two opportunities for young singers in the city:
Festival Choir: An exciting opportunity to make new friends, improve singing and musical skills and perform in numerous concerts throughout the year.
Changing Voices: As children progress through school, there is sometimes a drop in the number of boys choosing to sing, and many secondary school choirs are made up almost entirely of girls. But the truth is that Boys DO sing! They just need the music they sing to be appropriate to their changing voices, and their changing expectations as they mature. We're delighted to be working in partnership with the Sheffield Music Hub to help boys navigate the sometimes difficult “middle years”, and to discover the power in their voices.
2017/2018 Info: For more information on these choirs please visit The Sheffield Music Hub