BBC Ten Pieces

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BBC Ten Pieces is a new initiative for Primary and Secondary schools, focussing on classical music and creativity.

The aim is "to open up the world of classical music to children" and to encourage them to respond to music through their own musical compositions, dance or digital art.

Who is involved?

  • Six BBC Ensembles:
    • BBC Concert Orchestra
    • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    • BBC Philharmonic
    • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    • BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
    • The BBC singers
  • Celebrities, e.g. Barney Harwood from Blue Peter.
  • Stakeholder partners, e.g. Arts Council England, Music Mark, Youth Music and many more.
  • Ten Pieces Champions: Music Hubs, Music Services, arts and dance organisations.
  • Ten Pieces Ambassadors: Classical music experts.

You can read more about who is involved in the project on the Ten Pieces website.

Creative responses to the Ten Pieces

Some children have composed their own pieces of music, some have created a dance, and others have made videos, animations and art projects.

Take a look at what some schools have done on the Creative Responses webpage.

Where can I get involved?

The Ten Pieces project is happening across the UK. The Ten Pieces Champion for Suffolk is the Suffolk Music Education Hub. You can contact the Hub to find out how you can get involved.

More information

Discover more about the project and download resources from the BBC. You can find information about composers and orchestras, download musical scores, watch videos and so much more on their website.


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