We work with schools, communities and families across the county through our Creative Learning Programme. Our year-round participatory projects are designed to develop, enrich and inspire.

In the past year

  • Masterclasses with world class artists including: Joanna MacGregor, Aquarelle Guitar Quartet, Claire Martin, the Berkeley Ensemble, the Doric String Quartet 
  • The joint Youth Orchestra Tour to the South of France
  • The Fast Forward Festival:
    • Welcoming industry experts, practitioners, learning disabled young adults, youth workers and more to a participatory day
  • Announcing and welcoming pianist Derek Paravicini as Artist in Residence
  • Continuing a legacy for engagement with young learning disabled adults
  • Welcoming Adriano Adewale as our new Artist in Residence
  • The Marmen Quartet joining as our Young Quartet in Residence and carrying out schools workshops as part of our Wider Opportunities programme
  • My Science Fair 2019 engaged over 40 young scientists and their families, with over 600 people visiting WMC on the day
  • Saturday Jazz and Sunday Folk sessions improving progression routes into our Youth Orchestras
  • Zone Club go on tour
  • Schools workshops with Adriano Adewale leading to a collaborative performance with Gwilym Simcock and Jason Rebello as part of their Spring concert
  • Local special schools and mainstream primary schools joining forces with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for a unique performance of an Opera in a Week
  • Big Family Music Day 2019 gets everyone playing instruments for the first time
  • An insider look at the music business with our Industry Day

Exciting future projects

  • WEYO Summer Course and Summer Fun launched for 2019
  • Five Youth Orchestra courses and eight concerts across the school year
  • The two-day Percussion Festival
  • A new Co-Commissioned work with Prime Theatre
  • WMC Chorus to perform a new work with the English Touring Opera at the Bath Theatre Royal
  • The return of Hit It!, our online digital learning portal for first access classes
  • Zone Club performing at external venues
  • My Science Fair and Big Family Music Day returning for 2020
  • Continuing schools work with Artist in Residence Adriano Adewale
  • Masterclasses with Raphael Wallfisch
  • Kakatsitsi Schools Workshops