Royal Conservatoire of Scotland welcomes the ABRSM Classical 100

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland welcomes the ABRSM Classical 100

Published: 19/02/2016

Reuben Clark bassoon, Sasha Charter clarinet, Margaret Inglis french-horn, Tomas Overton cello, celebrating the Classical 100 with Jenn Adams, Head of the Junior Conservatoire.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland welcomes launch ‘Classical 100’, a free online resource bringing classical music to primary schools across Scotland

Teachers in primary schools in Scotland will be able to ignite their pupils’ enthusiasm for classical music with a free online resource, Classical 100, which will be available for use in Scottish schools from 22 February 2016. Complementing existing teaching resources, Classical 100 has been developed by ABRSM in partnership with Classic FM and Decca Classics.

Principal Jeff Sharkey has welcomed the initiative, saying:

“I’m delighted to welcome the children’s Classical 100 initiative to Scotland. ABRSM has created an inspiring and engaging new educational resource for young people and their teachers to explore and enjoy together the magic of great composers and musicians.

Classical music is such a wonderful gateway to learning across a wide variety of areas beyond the music itself and there are so many benefits of introducing it into the classroom. I would encourage teachers across the country to consider how this imaginative initiative might complement and enrich their classroom activity as well as share the joy of music more widely.

ABRSM is a distinctive organisation which, together with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and its other partner Royal Schools, seeks to inspire achievement in music across the globe.”

Jenn Adams, Head of Junior Conservatoire said:

“Classical music is brilliant at opening up a rich, joyful and colourful world of opportunity for children to explore.

The innovative Children’s Classical 100 initiative will play a positive role in introducing the pleasure and potential of music to young people the length and breadth of the country and I’m delighted to see it spring to life in Scotland.”

Classical 100 is built around 100 recordings ofclassical music pieces which teachers can draw upon in lessons, school assemblies and other school activities. Alongside a recording of each of the works taken from Decca’s world-renowned catalogue, there is information about the composer and the story behind the music. ABRSM will also draw on its network of primary school experts to create and publish a range of downloadable materials on the resource throughout the academic year, thereby helping teachers to bring the music to life in the classroom.

Schools can gain full, unlimited access to Classical 100 by registering at:

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