Cheltenham Festivals

Cheltenham Music Festival & Education Project 2018

Cheltenham Music Festival will continue its long term vision to engage new audiences through outstanding performances; inspire young people in a dynamic education programme; and develop the talents of promising young musicians through high quality workshops and masterclasses.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (251765)

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Many people have little exposure to live classical music and feel “it is not for them”. Schools struggle to provide opportunities to engage pupils in music, and to develop students that show musical talent. Given the many benefits associated with music, eg development of children’s creativity, confidence and collaborative skills, there is a clear need to create musical experiences that engage diverse audiences, and which will inspire and support future generations of musicians and concert-goers.


Involving well known, emerging and talented musicians will change perceptions of classical music & provide opportunities for all ages to participate. We will also take children on a pathway of Music workshops; Festival performances; Masterclasses and development workshops. A legacy for this project will be via a year long programme with Gamelan (Javanese percussion). As well as introducing it to hundreds of children we will sustain its value by training teachers and producing a resource pack.