Take a look at what your support has helped us to achieve…
January – Associate and Talent Development Partnership musician and composer Clare Johnston premieres her own piece ‘Solo a Trois‘ at Celtic Connections 2017 – a beautiful celtic melody in 3 parts performed on one iPad.
March – Winning New Music Scotland Award Best Education/Community Project for Lewis Forbes (centre) commission of Jazz Jigsaw in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council
March – Rhona Smith‘s composition “Shetland Journey” is performed at Distil‘s Showcase at Stirling Tolbooth
April: Musician and Composer Ant writing his own rap song using Figurenotes, Electric Guitar and Ableton Live
April – Junior Digital Orchestra musician Greta plays music using her eye movements to control Eyegaze software
May – Young musicians from our Digital Orchestra working with Grammy Award winning Snarky Puppy
June – Dress Rehearsal for the final concert of All Join In Glasgow – one of 595 sessions in schools across Scotland we ran in 2017!
June – Sally Magnusson presenting us with the Demonstrating Digital Award at this year’s SCVO Scottish Charity Awards
June – Our 2017 schools project in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council culminated in a joint five school performance of ‘The Tower’ at Haddo House.
June – Graduates of our Music Technology course for school leavers in partnership with Edinburgh College
July – Partnership with Scottish Chamber Orchestra‘s Vibe project enabling young disabled musicians to take part
August – Our Digital Orchestra premiered Oliver Searle‘s ‘Microscopic Dances’ in partnership with National Youth Orchestras of Scotland
September – Lost and Found by Sonia Allori premieres at Eden Court Theatre Inverness performed by adults recovering from Stroke.
September – Kaleidoscope as part of the Cumnock Tryst 2017. With Sir James MacMillan, Matilda Brown, Colin Currie, Scottish Ensemble and participants from Barshare and Greenmill Primaries, Auchinleck Academy, Hillside School and Riverside Centre. Photo credit: Robin Mitchell.
September – Artistic Director Pete Sparkes accepting our Landmark Award from Hand’s Up for Trad Creative Director Simon Thoumire
October – Pupils from Castlebrae High School recording their own composition “Just Be You” in our studio.
November – Liveheart performing at ATIK at a special social evening organised in partnership with Get2gether
Thank you to all our volunteers, supporters and partners!
City of Edinburgh Council
Academy of Music and Sound
Amy Moar Legacy Funds
Bank of Scotland Foundation
The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation
BBC Children in Need
Big Lottery Fund Young Start
Castlebrae High School
Castle Rock Edinvar
Daisy Chain Foundation
David McNiven Memorial Fund
DM Thomas Foundation for Young People
Dr Guthrie’s Association
Eden Court Theatre
Emma Cameron Memorial Trust
Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools
Garfield Weston Foundation
Hands Up for Trad
Hugh Fraser Foundation
Jennie S Gordon Memorial Fund
Music for All
National Youth Orchestras of Scotland
RS Macdonald Charitable Trust
Red Dog Music
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
and all our individual and anonymous supporters.