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Area Music Centres

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Area Music Centres Start Dates 2014-2015

  • Autumn Term – Rehearsals and lessons begin week commencing 22nd September
  • Spring Term – Rehearsals and lessons begin week commencing 5th January
  • Summer Term – Rehearsals and lessons begin week commencing 13th April

In addition to our work in county schools, we also run six Area Music Centres across the county, at schools that allow us to use their premises.  The Area Music Centres offer the opportunity to take lessons outside of the school day and to join a wide variety of ensembles and bands.  These take place in:

Once you have decided which activity you are interested in attending (usually recommended by your Worcestershire Youth Music teacher), you are welcome to attend a session as a taster. Should you then wish to join, please print and complete an Application for Area Music Centre Ensemble Membership form (PDF 301 KB) and give to the staff member in charge of the centre. You will then be invoiced for the required subscription.

As you gain experience at Area Centre level, opportunities become available to progress to our Intermediate and Youth ensembles that rehearse regularly in Worcester.

Lessons are arranged by parental request where a teacher is available to take the lesson. Individual lessons are available for 20 or 30 minutes. Group lessons are available where more than one pupil wishes to take the same activity. Where possible we will try to fit your child into a group lesson, if requested.

To apply, please give a completed Application for Area Music Centre Lessons form (PDF 284 KB) to the staff member in charge of the centre. You will then be invoiced for the required fee.

For details of costs see our Lesson Price List 2013/2014 (PDF 119 KB).

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  • ESO
    The idea of ESO is to share the joys of live music with as wide a population as possible.
  • The Redditch Orchestra
    The Orchestra repertoire is varied, but mainly comes from the classical, romantic and early twentieth century. The programmes are designed to be interesting and a challenge for players to rehearse, to attract an audience
  • Worcestershire Philharmonic Orchestra (WPO)
    WPO's aim is to promote the enjoyment of orchestral playing by rehearsing music and giving regular public concerts of a high standard.
  • Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra (WSO)
    Founded over 100 years ago with the help of Edward Elgar WSO brings pleasure to a range of audiences throughout Worcestershire. 
  • Wyre Forest Symphony Orchestra (WFSO)
    WFSO is a local non-professional orchestra serving the towns of Kidderminster, Bewdley and Stourport-on-Severn and the wider community of the Wyre Forest area of the West Midlands.

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This page was last reviewed 29 August 2014 at 16:41.
The page is next due for review 25 February 2016.