Shine project, Leicestershire

Shine is part of our on-going partnership with Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub that has been developing new ways of delivering the music education and instrumental tuition in special schools, enabling young people with additional needs to access orchestral music.

In this project we have facilitated a collaboration between music technologist Ben Sellars and Sinfonia Viva who have been working with four SEN schools in Leicestershire to create music individually and collectively.

Two schools have composed music using traditional orchestral instruments and voice with Sinfonia Viva and the other using digital software on iPads.  Swapping iPads and instruments, each group has composed a response to the other, creating truly digitally-led new work that will be performed at De Montfort Hall, Leicester on 27 June as part of Leicestershire Schools’ annual celebration of music.