Sound and Music

About Sound and Music

Sound and Music is the national charity for new music.

Our vision is to create a world where new music and sound prospers, transforming lives, challenging expectations and celebrating the work of its creators.

Our work includes learning resources for schools, composer and artist development programmes, live events, touring and audience development initiatives, and networking events.

Our artistic programme is supported by extensive engagement and educational activity, ranging from projects that promote early encounters with music to finding and nurturing outstanding talent through meaningful development opportunities.

Minute of Listening is an exciting new creative learning initiative that promotes curious, engaged and reflective listening in the classroom. Piloting in 70 primary schools around the UK from January to March 2012, Minute of Listening creates a daily opportunity for pupils and teachers to access and explore a huge range of music and sound as a stimulus for class discussion and imaginative enquiry.

What we offer

Minute of Listening: Minute of Listening is our innovative educational app for primary schools so every school can have 60 seconds of music and sound for every day of the academic year. Get listening, get thinking and get creative!

Sound and Music Summer School: The Sound and Music Summer School is the only UK residential course of its kind for young composers and an inspiring and intensive week full of collaboration, fun, learning and creativity. Taking place every August, the summer school gives participants (aged 14-18) the chance to explore their musical potential under the supervision of world-class musicians.

Go Compose!: Go Compose! is a national initiative that aims to provide opportunities for secondary-aged young composers who have tried composing and want to learn more. It provides unique opportunities to work with professional composers and musicians to create your own, original piece of music which will be performed and recorded as part of the project.

Sound and Music
Somerset House
London WC2R 1LA

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Tel: 020 7759 1239