What We Offer


  • Bespoke projects

    Normally lasting three to five days, these are designed with your school to fit alongside your curriculum planning, at a price that fits your budget.

  • Half day workshops

    An opportunity for KS1 and 2 pupils to learn about maths, science and literacy through music with two musicians from the orchestra, for only £260 + VAT per half day.


Camerata projects enable people to make positive changes in their own lives to reach their full potential. Our student-led learning approach enables:

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  • positive personal and social development;

  • raises attainment and increases engagement in school;

  • increases self-confidence and self-esteem.

There are no barriers - anyone can play a full part in a Camerata project regardless of age, ability or experience. Children and young people drive the creation of their own work, working as creative equals alongside professional artists; developing a strong sense of ownership and pride in their achievement. These projects bring the curriculum to life and offer a great way of developing the social, moral, spiritual & cultural output from your school.

All our cross-curricular workshops and projects can be used as Arts Award Discover and Explore and contribute to an Artsmark application. 

'It amazes me how Manchester Camerata can bring young people of all ages together to create one piece of music. [The children] create their own words, create their own music [...] it's just stunning!' - Jane Delfino MBE Manchester Academy


Book for your school


See below for example project ideas. To book a project, or find out more information, please contact Lucy Geddes on 0161 226 8696, or at lgeddes@manchestercamerata.com


Sample Projects


  • Defrosted

    Rework your favourite animated musical and create something completely original. Taking inspiration from the lead characters, develop your own narrative and construct your own masterpiece in just one week. 

  • Nelson Mandela

    25 years after Nelson Mandela was released from prison, create a new musical drama looking at the fight for equality in modern society.

  • Emmeline Pankhurst

    Tell the stories of women involved in the Suffragette movement and the fight for the female vote.

  • Atomic Fusion

    70 years on from the dropping of the atomic bomb, explore the explosive force of science. 

  • Horrors of War

    Explore the atrocities of war and the horrific impact on our population.


Sample Half-Day Workshops


  • Music and Language

          Look at the expressive power of language within music, using words to create a new piece.

         KS1 – Fairytales - Re-create Red Riding Hood in music and movement.
          KS2 – WW1 poetry - Write a series of songs using poetry as inspiration.

  • Science of Sound

    Discover the science behind the music; how it is created and how we hear it.

  • Music by Numbers

    Unlock the mysteries and powers of maths with music.


'It was one of the best days in my life at school' - Pupil, Horrors of War 


Three Year Whole Staff CPD


The Whole Staff CPD programme provides teachers with the skills to successfully deliver cross-curricular learning to their classes. Manchester Camerata musicians and a composer work with the staff and children delivering workshop sessions in their lessons, the teacher then develops the content with their class for the next stage. This programme aims to enable all the staff to embed the process into the everyday curriculum. 

Starting with three twilight training sessions for £800 + travel + VAT.

Click here to find out more. 


BBC Ten Pieces


Manchester Camerata are champions for BBC Ten Pieces and are launching a new series of workshops and projects for schools.

Use music, visual art and drama to explore the Ten Pieces in our unique pupil-led projects, promoting personal and social development and impacting on wider school achievement.

Click here to find out more

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Come to a Manchester Camerata concert with your school


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