Samling

Samling Academy

Samling Academy provides unique training and performance opportunities in music and classical singing to young people, aged 14-21, from or studying in the North East of England. We want to extend this provision from two weekends in October to an additional four weekends throughout the Spring

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1112032)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£9,320

Donations

59

    Categories

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage

    Helping

Location

Situation

There is no conservatoire between Manchester and Glasgow - junior or otherwise - and, as such, there is nowhere in the North East where young people can access high quality, classical ‘performance-based’ vocal music education. Samling Academy was founded five years ago at the request of Newcastle University and Sage Gateshead with the aim of helping to bridge this gap.

Solution

Working with our project partners, Newcastle and Durham Universities and Sage Gateshead, we have established a culture and forum for classical singing and performance where none existed. Samling identifies voices in the region’s schools and universities and provides them with unique opportunities to study and develop their talent with expert professional performers and coaches. Participants gain invaluable performance opportunities in public concerts and biennial fully-staged opera productions.

  • It was transformative in terms of my proposed career path! It affirmed for me how much I want to carry on singing, and to continue working with similar minded people. It was truly an invaluable experience

    — Samling Academy Participant, 2015

  • The Academy project is a fantastic opportunity for young people and is really paying dividends for audiences

    — Sir James Knott Trust

  • This has been, quite literally, life-changing.

    — Samling Academy Participant, 2013

  • The Academy project is a fantastic opportunity for young people and is really paying dividends for audiences

    — Sir James Knott Trust

  • It was transformative in terms of my proposed career path! It affirmed for me how much I want to carry on singing, and to continue working with similar minded people. It was truly an invaluable experience

    — Samling Academy Participant, 2015

  • This has been, quite literally, life-changing.

    — Samling Academy Participant, 2013