Welcome to In Harmony – Telford & Stoke, a social development programme delivered through music in the communities of Malinslee, Telford and Heron Cross, Stoke since 2012. Following the famous ‘El Sistema’ Venezuelan orchestral music programme, our In Harmony project is working directly with over 850 young people and their families to put music at the heart of local communities.
In Harmony – Telford & Stoke is a partnership between the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Telford & Wrekin Music and City Music Service, Stoke who will be providing inspiring teachers and performers to work directly with the children and their families in both schools.
This blog is a way of keeping parents and the wider school community up to date with all of our various exciting activities. Our digital learning strand aims to enable children from both schools to share their feelings and develop learning partnerships bridging the geographical distance between our schools.
Children, Teachers and Musicians will be contributing to this blog, posting all sorts of interesting images, texts, audio and video, so keeping visiting to see how the programme develops and enjoy being part of In Harmony – Telford & Stoke.
In Harmony’s mission is to transform the lives of children in deprived communities through ensemble music making.
The core features of In Harmony as identified by National Foundation for Education Research in their national evaluation work are:
- Focus on areas of deprivation and low engagement
- Demand-led, committed whole school approach
- Alignment/Integration with music education hubs
- Professional musicians, ensembles and orchestras working with schools
- High profile performance opportunities
- Continuity and progression for children
- Access to instruments
- Sharing expertise and resources
If you would like further information about our programme please contact the Project Manager, on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also follow In Harmony Telford & Stoke on Twitter https://twitter.com/inharmonyts