About Learning and Participation
Our Learning and Participation programme aims to provide high quality, diverse and innovative music learning and participation opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.
We do this by:
- providing diverse and inspirational music education activities, resources and services for the citizens of Glasgow and beyond.
- offering initiatives to education establishments, including pre-schools, schools, colleges and universities which enhance the curriculum and encourage musical development.
- providing amateur musicians and professionals in the music industry with a set of skill-development, participation and training opportunities of the highest quality.
- using multimedia technology to broaden and enhance the activity within City Halls and enabling it to reach wider audiences.
150,000 attendances in the learning and participation programme at City Halls during our first four years.
The programme is delivered by
Glasgow's Concert Halls
We manage and deliver a wide programme of activities both within City Halls and throughout the City which complement the activities provided by our City Halls Learning partners and enhance the overall provision within our Learning Programme. GCH enjoy working in partnership with a range of arts organisations.
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra is one of the nation's most versatile orchestras, with a massive repertoire ranging from the great classics to the most complex modern scores, showcasing music by Scottish composers as well as collaborating on film scores and music for television. The orchestra is extremely active in the community, with a creative learning programme dedicated to bringing the inspiration of great music to people of all ages and musical abilities.
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Glasgow City Council's Education and Social Work Services
Glasgow Education and Social Work Services aims to maximise the learning potential of all the young people of Glasgow. City Halls is Education Services' centre for music, training and performance and the extensive programme of activities on offer include a vast range of extra curricular music learning opportunities for children and young people and a diverse programme of music training opportunities for teachers.
Celtic Connections Education Programme
The Celtic Connections Education Programme was set up in 1999, and over the years well over 100,000 children have benefited from the programme of events on offer. During the festival an extensive programme of concerts and workshops takes place and many of these continue throughout the year both within schools and within the venues operated by Glasgow's Concert Halls.
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The Scottish Music Centre
The Scottish Music Centre (SMC) actively supports Scotland's composers, songwriters, music-makers and industry personnel and operates as an information hub for Scotland's music, promoting and selling Scottish music across the globe. We also run a series of education projects throughout the school terms.
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is one of Scotland's National Performing Arts Companies, and is dedicated to the performance, creation and appreciation of music throughout Scotland and abroad. City Halls is the Orchestra's Glasgow home, and the Orchestra's award-winning Education department (SCO Connect) regularly works in partnership with the organsations listed below to bring a world of musical opportunities to the people of Glasgow and beyond.
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Jazz Glasgow Summer School
Utilising the state of the art education facilities at the City Halls, the Jazz Glasgow Summer School is an intensive 5-day annual course run in association with the Glasgow International Jazz Festival. Course Director, Paul Towndrow, leads a team comprising some of Scotland's most experienced, professional jazz musicians.
Contact the Jazz Glasgow Summer School