A new initiative to encourage young people to enjoy singing was launched in July. Singing Picnics, a joint project with Surrey Arts Partnership and Surrey Music Hub, invited local primary schools to come and join in singing games at a local park or venue.
Surrey Arts is delighted to announce it has been awarded funding from the PRS (Performing Rights Society) Foundation’s Open Fund for 'No Sound Ever Dies', a newly-commissioned piece of music for 1,000 instrumentalists and singers drawn from Surrey schools and community groups.
Surrey Arts is piloting the use of digital distance learning to increase access to their instrumental teaching provision and services, especially for those young people who currently don’t engage with formal music learning.
Surrey Music Hub is organising a day of music making for unaccompanied asylum seeking children and young refugees. Led by some of the UK's leading music educators the event aims to provide a day of healing and inspiration as well as being a celebration of music from across the globe.