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Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Our learning programme focuses on encouraging and boosting orchestral playing. We work with Newham, Islington, Lambeth and Slough Music Education Hubs as well as London-based youth orchestras NOFA and Hackney Youth Orchestra to provide a range of opportunities including creative ensemble holiday projects (based Islington and Newham but open to all), interactive performances and creative workshops in schools (Islington and Newham), and family concerts (Islington). We provide open rehearsal opportunities to students and young musicians across London. We also have professional development partnerships with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Southbank Sinfonia, which includes coaching workshops and opportunities to development leadership skills through assisting our learning projects.

  • Organisation Type: Higher Education institution


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Proportion of the young musicians who face aspects from the Indices of Multiple Deprivation


Three most commonly faced challenges

Economic deprivation, English as a second language

Age of participants


Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Camden, Hackney, Islington, Lambeth, Newham
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Composition/songwriting, Improvisation, Mentoring, Performance


Contemporary classical, Folk, Western classical

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with Academy of St Martin in the Fields are recruited from:

Participants Referred To

Some of the common 'next step' organisations for individuals working with Academy of St Martin in the Fields:

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Definition of Indices of Multiple Deprivation

The Indices of Deprivation 2015 provide a set of relative measures of deprivation for small areas (Lower-layer Super Output Areas) across England, based on seven different domains of deprivation:

For more information see: - 2015 Statistical Release (PDF 1.5MB)