Come to City Halls
ASN Schools Optimusic
The project, delivered by Glasgow’s Concert Halls which is now in its fourth year, gives children and young people from Additional Support Needs Schools across Glasgow the opportunity to work with the Optimusic sound and light beams. This year we have a new team of tutors delivering the project who are developing new and exciting ways of working with this unique and wonderful resource. Delivered in partnership with Glasgow Education Services.
Dates: Weekly on Thursdays
For more information please contact Education on 0141 559 6026.
Schools projects with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra
SCO Connect has a wide-ranging programme of activity and there are plenty of ways to get involved!
Glasgow Schools Ensembles at City Halls
Numerous Glasgow Schools Ensembles meet for rehearsals at City Halls throughout the year and also enjoy taking to the Grand Hall stage for a programme of sell out concerts. Ensembles include Glasgow Schools Symphony Orchestra, Glasgow Schools Concert Band, Glasgow Schools String Orchestras, Glasgow Schools Wind Band, Glasgow Schools Big Band, Glasgow Schools Pipe Band, and Glasgow Schools String Training Orchestra.
Glasgow Schools Youth Music Initiative at City Halls
Primary children from schools throughout the city attend The Voice Factory at City Halls as part of Glasgow City Council’s Youth Music Initiative programme. The children receive intensive music/vocal training provided by Glasgow City Council staff and tutors from the National Youth Choir of Scotland. High profile performances have included the world premiere of The Songbook of Unsingable Songs performed alongside Edinburgh’s The Voice Academy with Music at the Brewhouse, and performing for Patircia Ferguson, Minister for Culture as part of the Government’s Youth Music Initiative launch.
1st Experience Strings and Rare Instruments programme
Many primary school children have been given the opportunity to learn to play a new string or wind instrument through this initiative. Specialist tutors offer weekly tuition in Cello, Violin and French Horn.
An extensive series of training sessions are offered to Glasgow Class Teachers and Instrumental Instructors during the academic year. These sessions, along with training courses for all of the Youth Music Initiative Tutors, have ensured that the programme has maximum impact throughout the city. Over 2000 teachers have attended Youth Music Initiative workshops since 2003.
Every Saturday morning children attending music activities at City Halls can drop in to the Tech Zone and use the state of the art equipment to fulfill their creative ambitions. Sessions are led by a professional tutor who leads the primary and secondary aged children through a programme of learning.
Glasgow Education Services have teamed up with a host of top professional soloists to offer young musicians from throughout the city the opportunity to receive expert tuition on their chosen instrument. Guest artists have included Nicola Benedetti (Violin), Barry Deacon (Clarinet), John Wallace (Trumpet) and Mark O’Keeffe (Trumpet).