We believe that changing young people's lives through music happens not only in the classroom.
MiSST also offers students opportunities to perform to develop their self-confidence. Our annual concert runs on a three year cycle between showcasing the work of our partner schools, showcasing the best talent from the MiSST cohort, and a grand concert featuring all students on the programme. In 2015, MiSST students performed alongside Nicola Benedetti at the Barbican, and in 2016 we launched at partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London at a concert at their Great Hall.
In 2017 we will be showcasing our best talent; details of the concert will appear on the event page shortly.
We are also planning a grand concert in 2018 to celebrate MiSST's 5 year anniversary.
Saturday Music School
The MiSST Saturday Music School provides opportunities for students to play with others at a similar standard not available in all schools. It aims not only to improve students' standard of music playing in ensemble and orchestral groups, but to enhance young people's personal development in resilience, confidence and teamwork and to increase their social awareness through helping and supporting others within the Saturday Music School and beyond.
You can read more about the Saturday Music School here.
MiSST also run an annual residential for students on the Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme at Radley College, Oxfordshire. The residency involves four days of intensive music practice and tuition ending with a formal concert for parents.
The MiSST residential is aimed at students who qualify for free school meals and have shown potential in their musical ability. The residential is provided free of charge for all students.
You can watch the concert from our 2016 residential here: