Education

The UK is a leader in the field of creative education, community outreach and social inclusion work in all artforms, including the fields of classical and contemporary music. It is common for musicians working on British Council projects to get involved in various types of educational and collaborative activity in addition to concert performances in the form of learning and participation, creative workshops, masterclasses, individual coaching, or even creative collaborations with local musicians. Occasionally there are opportunities to devote an entire project to capacity-building in the field of music education and outreach.

The main purpose of this work is to increase the longer-term impact of the British Council's music programme through cultural exchange, skill-sharing and training. Given the wealth and expertise of individuals and specialist ensembles working in this field, it makes sense for the British Council to exploit this resource, particularly in countries where ‘in and out’ performance tours by musicians are inappropriate or unlikely to meet the British Council's objectives. Educational and collaborative ventures are also valuable tools for the British Council in the process of contact-making and profile-raising and in the building of enduring partnerships with local arts organisations.
 
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The UK is a leader in the field of creative education, community outreach and social inclusion. The British Council works closely with the sector to increase the longer-term impact of our music programmes through cultural exchange, skill-sharing and training. It is common for musicians working on British Council projects to be closely involved in various types of educational and collaborative activities in addition to concert performances in the form of learning and participation, creative workshops, masterclasses, professional development and creative collaborations with local musicians.

This section provides a representative directory of UK organisations, institutions, and individuals that engage in this work. This is a non-exhaustive directory and is subject to change, please verify details with the individual organisation.

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ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC

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ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS

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AURORA ORCHESTRA

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BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA

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BBC NATIONAL ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS OF WALES

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BBC PHILHARMONIC

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BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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BRITTEN SINFONIA

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CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (CBSO)

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CITY OF LONDON SINFONIA

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LONDON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

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LONDON MOZART PLAYERS

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LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

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LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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MANCHESTER CAMERATA

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ORCHESTRA OF ST. JOHN’S

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ORCHESTRA OF THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT

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OXFORD PHILOMUSICA

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PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA

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ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

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ROYAL SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA

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SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

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SINFONIA CYMRU

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SINFONIA VIVA

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SOUTHBANK SINFONIA

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THE HALLÉ ORCHESTRA

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BIRMINGHAM CONTEMPORARY MUSIC GROUP (BCMG)

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CoMA (Contemporary Music-making for All)

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JUICE VOCAL ENSEMBLE

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KOSMOS

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LONTANO

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PIANO CIRCUS

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PSAPPHA

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QUEST ENSEMBLE

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SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE

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SOUNDCASTLE

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THE SIXTEEN

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ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA

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ENGLISH TOURING OPERA

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GLYNDEBOURNE

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MAHOGANY OPERA GROUP

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OPERA NORTH

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SCOTTISH OPERA FOR ALL

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DRAKE MUSIC (DM)

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MAKING MUSIC UK

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MUSIC FOR YOUTH

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MUSICAL BRIDGES: transforming transition

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MUSICAL FUTURES

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PARAGON MUSIC

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SING UP

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SISTEMA ENGLAND

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SOUND CONNECTIONS

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THE NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR YOUTH MUSIC

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WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE

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BARBICAN GUILDHALL

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BRIDGEWATER HALL

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ROYAL ALBERT HALL

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SAGE GATESHEAD

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SOUTHBANK CENTRE

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TOWN HALL AND SYMPHONY HALL, BIRMINGHAM

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WIGMORE HALL

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ALDEBURGH EDUCATION

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BATH FESTIVALS TRUST

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CHELTENHAM INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC

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CITY OF LONDON FESTIVAL (COLF)

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DARTINGTON INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL

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HUDDERSFIELD CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL (hcmf//)

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SOUND

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SPITALFIELDS FESTIVAL

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DUNCAN CHAPMAN

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FRASER TRAINER

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HANNAH CONWAY

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JACKIE WALDUCK

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PAUL GRIFFITHS

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RACHEL LEACH

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RICHARD FROSTICK

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TIM STEINER

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OXFORD CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

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SERIOUS

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SOUND AND MUSIC

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