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“‘Open Orchestras is a perfect example of how partnership working and co-design can create the best outcomes from the young people we serve. The inclusive way of working and blending of “traditional instruments”, voices, and technology is particularly innovative and something which inspires us with new approaches to all our offer.

Charly Richardson, chief executive, Lewisham Music (Music Teacher Magazine, August 2021)

The Open Orchestras programme runs in line with the academic year. The next window to register a special school into the programme will be between Friday 1 March – Friday 24 May 2024, for delivery in the 2024/25 academic year.

Whether you’re a Music Hub wanting to expand your inclusive music-making offering, or a school teacher looking to take your music-making further, join our next online Open Orchestras Discovery Webinar:

  • Monday 15 January 2024, 4-5pm

To sign up for a Discovery Webinar or to receive further information about the programme and registration process, please click the following links below:

I would like to sign up for the January Discovery Webinar

I can’t attend a Discovery Webinar but I would like to receive more information

We’ll share everything you need to know about the programme, covering:

  • Planning: getting ready to start your orchestra
  • Programme content: Training and CPD, Resources, the Clarion™ instrument, the Open Orchestras Community

… and of course, we’ll answer any questions you may have. 

Participation in the Open Orchestras programme is by annual subscription. Open Orchestras go from strength to strength each year.. The longest-running Open Orchestra is 11 years old!

What happens next?

If you decide to register to run an Open Orchestra, your team’s training will start in June 2024 with our online Induction Training, and your weekly orchestra sessions will begin in September 2024.

Let’s make your Open Orchestra happen!