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Music

In addition to our core music curriculum which explores a wide variety of genres, we provide students with regular opportunities to engage with music as part of our extra-curricular programme.  We normally hold an instrumental taster day at the beginning of each academic year in collaboration with Richmond Music Trust (RMT). On this day, our new Year 7 students are given a demonstration by professional musicians on a wide selection of instruments and have the chance to try them out. For students who already play an instrument, there is an opportunity to take part in a large orchestral session.

Take up of instruments at Turing House is high, both inside and outside of school.  We usually have an orchestra, choirs, band, and music technology club. Increasingly, students are managing small ensemble groups themselves which is an important part of their independence and musical development. Students are encouraged to compose their own work which might involve exploring music technology or managing music and arts projects and to perform it publicly where possible.

Students have various performance and composing opportunities, encompassing a variety of musical genres, both within the school and in collaboration with Borough and other providers. We normally have at least two concerts a year - at Christmas and in the Summer term - and regular lunchtime musical sessions at a local community centre. We usually participate in the RMT orchestral and choral events held annually at St Mary's University and The Rose Theatre. Wherever possible we draw on the expertise of professional musicians and offer the students opportunities to work with them.

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