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What is it?

Open Orchestras supports Music Education Hubs, arts organisations and schools to create orchestras that are accessible to young disabled people. 

Our comprehensive package of resources and training provides everything you need to create your own Open Orchestras. 

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Instruments

Young people play all sorts of instruments in Open Orchestras – but for some, playing a conventional instrument is simply not possible.

Available exclusively through Open Orchestras, the “Clarion” is a new, easy to use accessible musical instrument that can be played independently with any part of the body, including the eyes.

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Repertoire

Finding musical repertoire that is accessible to young people with a range of additional support needs can be a huge challenge.

We’ve carefully re-worked music that enables young disabled people to participate in Open Orchestras whatever their needs and access requirements.

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Since launching the UK’s first Open Orchestras in 2013, we’ve been refining a pedagogical approach that is transferable and deliverable.

Our training and support will ensure that your workforce are confident in providing young disabled people with opportunities to play and perform as part of their very own Open Orchestra.

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Sherbourne Fields School, Coventry
Coventry Music Education Hub
Westfield Arts College, Weymouth
Dorset Music Education Hub
Threeways School, Bath
Bath & North East Somerset Music Education Hub
The Meadows Sports College, Oldbury
Sandwell Music Education Hub - Schools Music and Arts Service
Chadsgrove School, Bromsgrove
Worcestershire Music Education Hub
Merstone School, Solihull
Solihull Music Education Hub
Fox Hollies School, Birmingham
Birmingham Music Education Hub
Dryden School, Shotley Gardens
Gateshead and South Tyneside Music Education Hub
Bamburgh School, South Shields
Gateshead and South Tyneside Music Education Hub
Hill Top Arts College, Staneway
Gateshead and South Tyneside Music Education Hub
Woodlawn School, North Tyneside
North Tyneside Music Education Hub
Richard Lander School, Truro
Cornwall Music Education Hub
Pencalenick School, Truro
Cornwall Music Education Hub
Victoria Education Centre, Poole
Soundstorm
Treloar's School, Alton
Larkrise School, Trowbridge
Wiltshire Music Education Hub
Fosse Way School, Bath
Bath & North East Somerset Music Education Hub
Baytree School, Weston-Super-Mare
North Somerset Music Education Hub
Claremont School, Bristol
Bristol Plays Music
Briarwood School, Bristol
Bristol Plays Music
New Fosseway School, Bristol
Bristol Plays Music
Kingsweston School, Bristol
Bristol Plays Music
Culverhill School
South Gloucestershire Music Education Hub
New Siblands School
South Gloucestershire Music Education Hub
St Roses School

Community

Music Education Hubs, schools and arts organisations deliver Open Orchestras all over the country, creating a community of practice that reaches from Truro to Tyneside!

If you want to increase musical access for all children and young people and are interested in becoming part of the Open Orchestras community, click the button below to get in touch.

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Awards

Open Orchestras is brought to you by OpenUp Music, a charity that empowers young disabled musicians to build inclusive youth orchestras. Our programmes have received a range of prestigious awards…