We take professional musicians into schools across South Yorkshire to run a variety of inventive projects, in particular aiming to provide activity for children who might not otherwise have the chance to encounter music in this way.
Recently we have run interactive workshops with the tabla player Kuljit Bhamra in junior and special schools and at the University of Sheffield; worked with film-maker Katie Goodwin and oboist Adrian Wilson to enable 60 primary-school children to make their very own Transformations film and soundtrack; and shared Children’s Commissions with hundreds of children in their classrooms alongside members of Ensemble 360.
The crossover between Come In! and Music in the Round’s core concert series means that participants and their schools and families can often be seen attending our concerts as well as taking part in the classroom. We make efforts to encourage this, and to draw links between the two that help to illuminate both.