Education Overview

Following the huge success of the Britten Centenary in 2013 we are developing new strands of activity.  This includes two new major programmes: one for those with or affected by Dementia, and one for adults in custody.  We are also developing existing projects with the local community and schools including our annual schools' festival: A Celebration of Schools’ Music

The success of Noye’s Fludde in November as part of the Britten Centenary has led to the creation of The Fludde Choir, a vocal performance group for young people, families and  schools within the Lowestoft area.  We also continue to build on the overwhelming success of Friday Afternoons, with a relaunched website full of new commissions from an array of composers, as well as supporting interactive resources.   This year, the project will culminate on Friday 28 November.  Make sure you 'sign up and sing'!

Aldeburgh Music is the lead partner in the Suffolk Music Education Hub. 

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Phillipa Reive (Head of Education): 01728 687128

Lizzie Woods (Education Manager): 01728 687141

Karen Dickman (Education Officer): 01728 687152

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Snape Maltings Concert Hall full of Suffolk school pupils, 'Friday Afternoons' 2013

Aldeburgh Education

Last year 28 projects took place. A total of 337 sessions, involving 80,451 participants, 45,310 audience members and 142 artists.

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2014 - Friday Afternoons was shortlisted for the RPS 'Learning & Participation' Award

2014 - Friday Afternoons was awarded 'Best Digital Resource' in the Music Teacher Awards

2013 - Friday Afternoons won the 'Action for Children's Arts' Award

2010 - Aldeburgh Music’s Media Project won the High Sheriff’s Community Partnership Award for it's work with Lapwing.

2008 - The work of Aldeburgh Education was recognised by the High Sheriff (of Suffolk) Awards. Aldeburgh Education won the overall 'Youth Organisation' award in recognition of our widespread work with young people in Suffolk, tackling anti-social behaviour and crime prevention.

2003 - Aldeburgh Education was part of the team responsible for HMP & YOI Warren Hill, Carlford Unit, winning the Butler Trust Terry Waite Award for work with lifers and long-term prisoners.