Plymouth Music Education Hub (PMEH) has established and developed partnerships with many outstanding music organisations in the United Kingdom. PMEH works closely with partners to deliver an exciting and varied range of opportunities for children and young people to hear, meet and engage with some of the greatest musicians and teachers in Britain.
Imperfect orchestra is an eclectic ensemble of instrumentalists creating music to accompany visual arts performances. Imperfect Orchestra also provides workshops and interventions to encourage greater participation within orchestral music for those that do not ordinarily have the access or confidence to do so.
Imperfect Orchestra attempts to open up spaces for reflection and appreciation at the fringes of what an ‘Orchestra’ is, or can be. The musicians in Imperfect Orchestra are not classically trained but the intention is to start conversations through music and performance about how it is possible to disrupt the exclusivity of the word ‘Orchestra’. Furthermore, that music can and should be viewed as a fantastic range of mediums to be used rather than as genres isolated from one another.
Plymouth Music Education Hub continues to develop partnerships to maximise the musical opportunities available for our schools, children and young people. As part of our strategy to develop high quality and inspirational input from professional musicians we are currently developing a partnership with Taiko journey. PMEH will continue to publicise all opportunities that become available. See Taiko Journeys flyer for more information. taikojourneyschoolsflyer
Plymouth Children’s University
The Plymouth Children’s University is a part of the national Children’s University organisation that provides 7 to 14 year olds (and 5 and 6 year olds learning with their families) with exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours. We celebrate achievement and reward participation through our certificates.
Raising children’s aspirations is important to us and we aim to develop the understanding that learning can be the satellite navigation to better places in life!
PMEH are working in partnership with WREN to deliver Sing Plymouth, a fantastic project involving 5 Secondary and over 20 Primary and Special schools. Sing Plymouth 2013 culminated in a final performance at Plymouth Pavilions in June that saw over 700 young singers on stage. The project has just begun it’s second year with 6 Secondary schools and over 20 Primary and Special Schools involved. The project will conclude with a grand finale featuring over 700 musicians and singers on the stage of Plymouth Pavilions on June 14th 2014. Wren Music works with over 30,000 people a year enabling as many people as possible to make music with voice and instruments, through traditional and folk music. Today, Wren is deeply rooted in the local communities across Devon with a national and international reach, working in partnership with traditional musicians across the world.
Torbay Music Service
Through our partnerships with neighbouring hubs, we share access to ensembles without geographical boundary restrictions including Plymouth Youth Concert Band, Devon Youth Wind orchestra and South West Camerata. We collaborated with our neighbouring Music hubs, Devon ,Torbay and Cornwall to run an annual South West Peninsula Conference for music teachers now in its fifth year.
The Soundhouse Trust
The Soundhouse is a pioneering performing arts project in Plymouth which has gained an international reputation for innovation and creativity. Working at the interface of community music, education and training, the Soundhouse combines musical excellence with accessibility. Originally operating from several sites within the Tor Bridge High campus, the project has attracted capital grants amounting to £1.55 million from the Arts Council of England (Arts Lottery Foundation), South West Regional Development Agency, Learning and Skills Council
The National Children’s Orchestra
We have established a strong link with The National Children’s Orchestra ensuring that our young musicians are fully aware of the opportunities available to them within this outstanding organisation.
South West Music School
Through our partnership with South West Music School we ensure provision of high-quality development and performance opportunities for gifted and talented young musicians and provision of clear progression pathways into the music industry.
Sing Up is a not-for-profit music education organisation based in the UK aiming to promote quality singing activities in everyday learning. The organisation maintains an online library of over 500 curriculum-linked songs and warm-ups for primary-aged children, teaching tools for schools and organisations and an integrated training and support programme.