Education & Outreach

AAMplify your musical learning with Education and Outreach programmes from the Academy of Ancient Music

AAMplify — AAM’s Education and Outreach programme — aims to bring the world of baroque music to as wide an audience as possible through a diverse range of activities for all ages and learning standards. Putting our core concert repertoire at the heart of our activity, AAMplify provides academic talks, fun learning activities for schools, community projects and performance opportunities for all, introducing toddlers and primary school children to music in its historical context through to work with conservatoire students, emerging career professionals, teaching staff and high-level academic researchers and musicologists.

 

During our 2018/19 season we:

• Offered rehearsal sit-in opportunities for Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils in partnership with London Music Masters

• Delivered Baby and Toddler sessions as part of the Fitzwilliam Museums’ family learning programmes

• Performed to over 800 Cambridgeshire primary school pupils as part of Cambridgeshire Music Hubs’ Music Live initiative

• Supported students at the Royal Northern College of Music and The Guildhall School of Music and Drama through a series of masterclasses and side-by-side player training and performance opportunities

In this way AAM is actively building and nurturing partnerships across the country, constantly striving to develop new and innovative ways to work creatively and collaboratively to engage people of all ages in baroque and classical music.

 

Free resources to support your studies and entertain at home

For those who cannot take part in our activity or prefer to access music elsewhere, our website and social media platforms offer world-class performances through on-demand videos and livestreams, bringing Mozart into the classroom and Bach into the lounge, library or car! Click here: https://www.aam.co.uk/watch/ to invite AAM into your venue.

 

Don’t just take our word for it!

“It was great to have the Year 1s get to watch a rehearsal. It opened their eyes and minds to period instruments and how a rehearsal works”

Teacher, London Music Masters Sit-In

 

“Seeing the children’s reaction to the counter tenor was priceless! Having the musicians take time out of their rehearsal to chat with the children and talk about the instruments was also lovely! Getting to workshop with them after was really nice to see and hear what they absorbed from their sit in”

Teacher, London Music Masters Sit-In

 

“My 2-year-old got a chance to listen to some amazing musicians so close up and with such a personal connection.”

Participant, Baby Music Magic at the Fitzwilliam Museum

To find out how AAMplify can reach you, please contact our Education and Outreach Adviser, Sue Pope, on sue.pope@aam.co.uk

For more on AAMplify:

sue.pope@aam.co.uk
01223 301509

A mini-documentary about the making of A Young Known Voice, our creative learning project inspired by Handel’s Messiah.