Education

Apollo5 is part of the VOCES8 Foundation, a vocal music education charity that brings the power of singing to communities around the world.

We are passionate about engaging young people through singing. We believe that the opportunity to take part in music making should be available to everyone.

The VOCES8 Foundation’s innovative and wide-reaching programmes and resources inspire singers and teachers of all ages and abilities. It’s annual programme of education work sees Apollo5 and the foundation’s other ensemble, VOCES8 working with over 40,000 people around the world in partnership with Music Hubs, schools and communities.

Apollo5 leads regular workshops, masterclasses, and a children’s concert series at the VOCES8 Centre, as well as longer term projects and residency programmes. The group oversees an extensive eduction project called the Open Mind Programme in Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham. Now in its third year, the Open Mind Programme has received support from Arts Council England, The Merchant Taylors’ Company and the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers. The education programme is also supported by Holman Fenwick Willan and the Ernest Cook Trust.

Schools and Music Hubs

We provide a unique Young Leader programme, and a daily routine to help teachers get students singing: The VOCES8 Method.

Choral Singers

Apollo5 leads singing events and masterclasses for choirs. 

Impact

Read about the impact our work is having in this comprehensive evaluation report by Prof. Sue Hallam

I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for yesterday’s session. My students took a lot away from the workshop and I thought it was really well run. I was especially pleased that you were able to adapt to the needs of my students, and they came away from the session with a sense of achievement and confidence, so thank you again.
— Secondary School Music Teacher whose students participated in the Young Leader Programme

Edcuation Director

Our Director of Education is Ann Wright. Get in touch with Ann to find out how to book Apollo5 to come and sing with your school or community.

REsources

Download our free Resource Material which will be updated throughout the school year.

We are hugely grateful to the many who support our educational projects. Find out more here.

The children realised that each of them had a crucial role to play in the performance and grew in confidence. The project has given me techniques and ways of warming up the children both when we are teaching them a song and also doing a listening exercise. It was really inspiring working with talented musicians and thinking about how we can incorporate these ideas into our practice.
— Year 2 Class Teacher from Tower Hamlets