Iranian Music Education Project with the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Staff and students in the Centre for Music Studies at City University London have been involved in a 6-month project with the Education and Community Department at the London Philharmonic Orchestra, aimed at introducing Iranian music, poetry and culture to primary school children. The project, which was led by BFE-er, Senior Lecturer Dr Laudan Nooshin, began in Autumn 2011 with performances and workshops at two south London schools involving City music students, composer David Bruce and key stage 1 violinists working with the community music outreach programme The Bridge Project. The project concluded with two Bright Sparks LPO schools concerts on Wednesday 23 May 2012 at the Royal Festival Hall. As part of the project, Laudan Nooshin has written a teacher’s guide introducing Iranian music and culture and including ideas for creative classroom activities. See information.