Monday, October 7, 2019

"Keep calm & make Music"

When I attended school, in the 1990's; it was impossible to have access to workshops and masterclasses conducted by teachers, even from within the country. But today, our world is connected far better and all of us can have access to the best resources at our disposal, from around the world. 

On this note, in association with KM Music Conservatory, one of our main highlights of the year was our collaboration with the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. At its best, this collaboration paved the way to encourage creativity, professionalism, and student achievement.  

As a part of the professional development of the Sunshine Orchestra the students were trained by Louise Lansdown, Tony Alcock and Emily Bogiatjis  who provided the students with various ways of playing & embedding best practice in their daily routine. 

Working from their recommendations, we launched weekly programmes including yoga and chamber music classes, in our existing curriculum. We are most humbled, as these workshops provided a great deal of expert knowledge to our students and we are keen to further develop the relationship between The Sunshine Orchestra and Royal Birmingham conservatories through their Arco project, as we feel it would greatly improve their ability to achieve an international standard of performing. 

Of the relationship, our founder Dr A.R. Rahman said,
"I am delighted that the seed planted as ‘The Sunshine Orchestra’ has been nurtured and continues to break down barriers through music education. In developing this new international partnership with the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire through the Arco project, I am hopeful that they will continue to spread joy and empower others to follow in their footsteps."

To learn more about our foundation and our programs, check out our website to make your contribution.

- Vidhi G Bhanushali
Manager - Sponsorship & Grant

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