Listen – Workshops to help with music appreciation and musical concepts for schools

Adopt a Musician

We’re looking for schools to adopt a musician! By adopting a musician, your school will receive termly letters about what your musician has been up to. Hear about concerts they’ve been playing in and the highlights of the Season. You’ll also receive special visits and workshops from the musician throughout the year, and have behind the scenes footage and videos sent to your class. When your school attends an RSNO concert, pupils will be provided with VIP access to their adopted musician.

  • Level

    E–5

  • Maximum Participants

    Whole school

  • Duration

    A full year of engagement

Shuffle

A listening workshop designed to get your pupils thinking about music in a different way. The session will look at different genres of music, from core classical repertoire, to pop and rock, to ancient Greek music and central African chanting! Each unique session will be an opportunity for pupils to explore new music and expand the mind and encourage analysis of new genres.

  • Level

    1–5

  • Maximum Participants

    No limit

  • Duration

    1.5 hours

The Science of Sound

Hearing is one of our most important senses, but have you ever stopped to think what sound is and how it is made? Using instruments of the Orchestra alongside everyday objects, our musicians take you on a journey of exploration and discovery in a participatory workshop.

  • Level

    E–2

  • Maximum Participants

    33

  • Duration

    1 hour

Concepts, Concepts, Concepts

A workshop for pupils studying National 4/5, Higher or Advanced Higher music.

Live performance by an RSNO string quartet of concepts to held your pupils with the listening part of their exams. Concepts covered can be tailored to suit your class needs.

  • Level

    4–5

  • Maximum Participants

    40

  • Duration

    One school period

The Sound of Strings/ Brass/ Woodwind/ Percussion/ The Orchestra

An introduction to one Section of the Orchestra, or to all four families of the Orchestra. Workshop content varies depending on the age of the pupils.

  • Level

    E-4

  • Maximum Participants

    70

  • Duration

    1-2 hours

War and Music

100 years on from the Great War, we look back at the impact conflict had on composers and the music they created in educational workshop. From the calm serenity of Vaughan Williams' Fifth Symphony to Shostakovich's explosive Symphony No5, pupils will be encouraged to reflect on their interpretation of war.

  • Level

    2–5

  • Maximum Participants

    33

  • Duration

    1 hour

Please Note

All workshops can be delivered in your school or local venue unless otherwise specified. Please contact us for details of costs. All activity is open to both state and independently funded schools. We can also tailor workshops for ASN schools. If you are a Local Authority looking to purchase a whole series of workshops, concerts or CPD sessions for your schools, please get in contact with us to discuss the cost of packages.

Contact the Engage Team on 0141 225 3585 or email engage@rsno.org.uk