Nova musicians head to London
A group of Nova music scholars were privileged to take part in the Modulo Orchestra project at Cecil Sharp House, London. With so many restrictions around access to music-making in the last two-years, the Modulo Programme is a compelling addition to our enrichment offer, enabling scholars to enhance their musical skills, play an instrument as part of a large-scale ensemble and forge new friendships, while also developing their aptitude for teamwork, communication skills and resilience.
During the trip scholars connected with young people from other schools across the region to rehearse the music as a large-scale orchestra, worked on a creative cross-arts project, and met a whole host of artists and musicians from the arts world. In July, every Modulo school in the UK will gather at the Royal Academy of Music to create an incredible national ensemble of inspiring young musicians. The trip was a fantastic opportunity for every scholar involved and they all found it incredibly rewarding.
“I had SO MUCH FUN at the Orchestra and I felt astonished being with a lot of musicians. I made lots of new friends (from 1 school). I never knew it would be this big and magnificent and I would love to do more of this in the future.” Kyran, year 7
“It was really exciting to play as a part of such a big orchestra and I really enjoyed hearing the different sectionals practicing individually and then hearing everyone come together at the end of the day to perform. I also really enjoyed the aspect of learning that they included to help everyone understand the music we were playing more.” Madelin , year 10