OOTS works with local music hubs at each of its residencies to ensure access to and participation in professional high-quality musical and performance experiences for those in Primary, Secondary, SEND Schools and in Universities.
OOTS activities enhance cross-curriculum study whilst supporting and encouraging the holistic development of healthy individuals.
All activity can be tailored towards a school/college’s specific requirements, year groups and abilities, fully supporting the National Plan for Music Education and an organisation’s own Improvement Plan.
To find out how your school, college or university can take part in this or other OOTS projects linked to composition, improvisation and performance skills, or to book a one-off masterclass, please contact our Learning & Participation Manager Sue Pope on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Four Shorts is part of Orchestra of the Swan’s annual commissioning programme allowing OOTS ‘Associate Composers’ to share their expertise with students studying composition at all levels, including BTEC, GCSE, A Level, Graduate and Post Graduate.
Four Shorts aims to:
- provide our Associate Composers with the valuable experience of working with and mentoring music students
- provide composition students with access to world class composers and performers
- enable students to write a short work for Orchestra of the Swan and to have their own work rehearsed, performed and recorded for submission as part of their exam portfolio
- present all new works in public at pre-concert events which may be filmed for composer archive and promotional use
- offer all participants a richer understanding of compositional and performing techniques
- provide students with information as to progression in studies, the arts and the workplace
BBC TEN PIECES
OOTS offers masterclasses and/or workshops in schools linked to the BBC Ten Pieces initiative which encourages pupils to develop their playing and improvisatory skills at any level using the resources provided by the BBC. The project could include up to four 90-minute workshops exploring the selected piece and relating the music to other art forms or curriculum subjects, culminating in an in-school performance supported by soloists & players from Orchestra of the Swan.
- Increased music skills including composition, performance, vocabulary
- Understanding of the value of collaboration and co-operation
- Increased levels of confidence and self-esteem
- Increased social skills