The Academy of Ancient Music’s Education & Outreach activity takes many forms, from introducing toddlers and primary school children to music and its historical context through to work with conservatoire students and high-level academic research and musicological studies.
AAM is currently working with partners on new performing editions of unpublished and unavailable works by Dussek and Schmidt, amongst others; and continues to work with the University of Cambridge in the context of our residency there. This year we are proud to announce a new partnership with the University of Oxford, jointly working on doctoral studies centered around Beethoven and his contemporaries, in addition to undertaking practical training with students.
“My 2-year-old got a chance to listen to some amazing musicians so close up and with such a personal connection.”
Participant in Baby Music Magic at Fitzwilliam Museum
AAMplify, AAM’s Participation & Learning programme, provides high quality music-making opportunities strategically linked with our concert programmes and performance activity: workshops and sit-in rehearsals for school children; discovery activities and inter-disciplinary work at the Fitzwilliam Museum and elsewhere; composing and performance alongside AAM; research and participatory music-making with Addenbrookes Hospital; and masterclasses and side-by-side training for students at music colleges in Manchester, Cardiff and London. Actively building partnerships across the country, our wide-ranging AAMplify programme is developing new ways to work creatively, engaging people of all ages in baroque and classical music.
Under 26 or a full-time student?
You can get £5 AAMplify tickets for all performances in AAM’s London and Cambridge seasons (listed on pages 26-27) by providing proof of age or a valid NUS card on collection at the box office. AAMplify tickets are only available for collection in person at the box office.
“A Young Known Voice, a new choral work by Hannah Conway involving London schoolchildren … Skilfully constructed with material created in workshops, it layered anthemic unisons for the children, scraps of Handel for the Academy of Ancient Music Choir … disarmingly powerful narrations from teenage readers.”
More info on AAMplify:
A mini-documentary about the making of A Young Known Voice, our creative learning project inspired by Handel’s Messiah.