Northern Sinfonia’s outreach and education work is incorporated into the music education program of The Sage Gateshead –a uniquely integrated approach enabling the Performance programme and Education and Community programme to be entirely inspired and supported by each other.
Northern Sinfonia is pioneering an approach to musical discovery that will remove barriers to participation and enable everyone who wishes to, to become involved in, stimulated and excited by music making – no matter what their age or ability. Its education programme brings together the key features of highest quality community music, music education, conservatoire practice, an international performance centre and creative laboratory.
The Education and Community programme is delivered through eight strategic programmes: Early Years, Work with Schools, Vocal and Instrumental Learning, Practitioner Development, Community Music, Further and Higher Education, Resources and Music in the Workplace. Together the programmes are committed to: providing new musical opportunities across the whole of the North of England; fostering knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of all kinds of music; promoting learning and participation at the heart of all Northern Sinfonia’sw work; bringing together for all ages the best of music education and community music; helping people address their individual learning needs and find appropriate routes of progression; and developing ground-breaking work of national and international significance.