At Chetham’s we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience music in a relevant, dynamic way. In partnership with arts organisations across the region and nationwide, we work to develop interactive learning activities for individuals, schools and other community groups.
Saturday 1 February, 12.30-5pm
ITS BACK!! : CHETHAMS ANNUAL WOODWIND DAY
Come and join us for an afternoon in celebration of all things Woodwind -workshops for woodwind players of all standards. You will learn and study with our renowned Chetham’s staff and play alongside our talented young students to work on and perform challenging and fun repertoire. There will also be classes and games with our tutors to open up new ideas and techniques.
Full details and applications will be posted on our website very soon. This is a very popular event so early booking highly recommended.
What a MONSTER of a day! At the end of November we were joined by 70 young people and their parents to take part in the Music and Monsters Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Beginners Day here at Chethams. Participants had a chance to try several instruments and to discover a mystery monster as well. Following the monster footprints, tracking down the hidden word, and joining in with a massed Wind Band (playing the music to Shrek) were all part of the day, and there were even goody bags to got home with! We look forward to the next event!
"[my daughter] would never have had the chance to try the oboe without this event"
"the staff were all absolutely wonderful and the students helping were a massive credit to Chetham's"
The recent Brass and Percussion 'Pictures at an Exhibition' Outreach event was a huge success! The day centred around a collaboration between Principal brass players from the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Barratt Due Institute (Norway) and Chetham's. The culmination of the day was a spectacular massed performance of 'Pictures at an Exhibition', bringing together Outreach participants and students from both Chetham's and the Barratt Due Institute.
"What a super day! It was wonderful to participate in the performance of ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ in the Atrium of your beautiful new building." Participant feedback
The Keyboard Department and Outreach Team ran the first ever beginner outreach keyboard event at Chetham’s School of Music in September 2013. Participants began with introductory sessions looking at the piano and harpsichord, before taking part in ensemble playing and creative hands-on sessions. After lunch, the day finished with a concert given by piano students from Chetham’s School of Music. We hope that this day will become a regular fixture for the piano department at Chetham's in the years to come, and look forward to the next event!
“I really enjoyed it. It was fun when I got to go on the grand piano” Project Participant.
Contact the Outreach Department
Chetham’s School of Music
Long Millgate, Manchester, M3 1SB
0161 834 9644
We would like to thank Bill Ainscough for his tremendous support in completing the Outreach Centre, as part of our new School Building project. We would also like to thank The Arts Council, who also made a contribution to the Ainscough Centre for Outreach, but who are also supporting our Outreach department and ongoing activities through the Catalyst Arts: building fundraising capacity scheme. We are very grateful to all support for our Outreach and Community work. The more support we can gather, the more impact we can have on the community around Chetham’s - working with schools, community groups, disability organisations and charities to provide creative learning opportunities and share musical skills with others.