Our Partners

Open Orchestra

Open orchestra

Open Orchestras supports Music Education Hubs, arts organisations and schools to create orchestras that are accessible to young disabled people. 

Our comprehensive package of resources and training provides everything you need to create your own Open Orchestras. 

Open Orchestras was created in 2013 to address a lack of ensemble musical provision in Special schools. Originally piloted at six schools in the South-West during 2013-15, Open Orchestras has been carefully developed through participatory design with young disabled musicians, teachers and music leaders. It’s an award-winning, game-changing programme that provides everything needed – instruments, repertoire and training, to empower Music Hubs, arts organisations and Special schools across the UK to set up and run their own orchestra sustainably, just like mainstreams schools do. Open Orchestras is available by annual subscription.

Music Education Hubs, schools and arts organisations deliver Open Orchestras all over the country, creating a community of practice that reaches from Truro to Tyneside! We are pleased to work with Open Orchestra and provide inclusive musical provision across all Coventry Schools.