Sinfonietta Productions Limited

London Sinfonietta: Sound Out

Sound Out is the London Sinfonietta’s flagship schools programme. Delivered in partnership with the music services of Haringey, Enfield & Waltham Forest, we support and inspire young people in three London boroughs to compose their own music and perform it alongside our professional musicians.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (255095)

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Championed by The Childhood Trust


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  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)


United Kingdom


Since the introduction of the EBacc in 2010, music & the creative arts have become increasingly marginalised in school curricula around the UK. With creative opportunities for young people in retreat, we launched Sound Out in 2017 with a particular focus on composition: an area where teachers often report feeling under-confident. As a result of Covid-19, access to musical learning has been restricted yet further, with our Music Hub partners reporting a significant reduction in pupil engagement.


We believe fundamentally that every young person – regardless of background or experience – should have the opportunity to access high-quality musical opportunities, explore their creativity and compose their own music. This year, through “Composition Challenges”, the London Sinfonietta will support 10 classes (c.300 pupils) with in-school and online composition workshops and coaching, re-engaging young people in London and throughout the UK with original music creation and live performance.

  • The sense of achievement and pride created was palpable. The students gained a great deal from seeing their musical ideas treated with respect and their compositions performed and recorded in a professional manner.

    — John Cooney, Music Teacher

  • It was inspiring! It made me realise that anyone can be a composer.

    — Sound Out participant, 2019-20