Education and Outreach
Alongside our stunning concerts, Absolute Classics works throughout Dumfries and Galloway to bring new, exciting and innovative educational opportunities for our young people to experience.
Our Education and Outreach programmes to date have been a huge success where we have provided opportunities for over 1000 under 26’s through a range of activities including: 1-2-1 tuition for young musicians with internationally renowned artists, group workshops and performances in local primary and secondary schools, and intensive professional residencies.
We are unique in providing this level of educational opportunity in the region and we have developed our activities through feedback from previous students. This means our focus on enabling involvement in quality musical experiences involves more and more of our youth each year, who have a broad range of musical interest and skill.
The feedback from our young participants has been overwhelmingly positive with comments such as “This is really fun” – a rare occurrence from this age group! 100% reported they ‘enjoyed’ their workshop and in particular, they always highly rate the musician we have brought to the region for the sessions. Following our schools workshops we also noted a marked increase in attendance of younger audiences at our concerts.
So, we have seen that our Education and Outreach Programme is beginning to have a significant and lasting positive impact on our local youth, and we would like to share our appreciation for the support we have received from our patrons and sponsors who are key in enabling these activities to continue.
This August we are providing an extraordinary opportunity for young people of D&G to experience a free half hour 1-2-1 masterclass with internationally renowned musicians and vocalists. Please see the link below for details of how you can book your place.
- Emma Johnson Clarinet
- 24th July 2017
- BDSDigital Arts & Business
- 18th June 2017
- The Aurea Quartet
- 8th June 2017
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