Apollo Music Projects seeking new trustees

We are looking for two committed and passionate people to join our Board of Trustees.

The role requires a commitment to the work we do, bringing music to children in primary and special schools, and giving children the opportunity to access high quality music workshops and performances, working closely with professional musicians.

The trustees will play a full part in taking Apollo Music Projects to the next level, expanding the organisation from a sound base and reaching more schools throughout London and further afield.

The challenges for the next period include developing a strategy and business plan, navigating the uncertainty over school funding and changes post-Brexit, letting more people know about the important work we do and developing a training programme for workshop leaders.

Particular areas of expertise which we are keen to add to our team include:

  • Experience in strategy and business planning.
  • Business/corporate experience and contacts, including developing new funding opportunities.
  • Helping AMP to develop its network of supporters and individual donors

The new trustees will join a committed and passionate Board of Trustees and will have the drive and ideas to help us to move forward while keeping the collegial atmosphere and collaborative spirit we value so highly.

If you are interested, please send a cv and covering letter to david@apollomusicprojects.org.

The covering letter should include the following:
What attracted you to Apollo Music Projects?
What can you bring to the charity in the following areas: commitment to what we do, fundraising, strategy, specific knowledge and experience?
What experience do you have in the voluntary sector?

Full details here

Baritone Roderick Williams joins us in bringing music into schools

We are excited to announce that Roderick Williams, world renowned baritone, is our newest Associated Artist! In June, he will join us in one of our schools and share his voice and musical inspiration with Apollo Music Projects!

Roderick Williams, photo by Benjamin Ealovega

Roderick Williams encompasses a wide repertoire, from baroque to contemporary music, in the opera house, on the concert platform and is in demand as a recitalist worldwide. He enjoys relationships with all the major UK opera houses and he sings regularly with all of the major UK orchestras. His many festival appearances include the BBC Proms, Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh and Melbourne.

Roderick Williams has an extensive discography. He is a composer and has had works premiered at the Wigmore and Barbican Halls, the Purcell Room and live on national radio. In December 2016 he won the prize for best choral composition at the British Composer Awards.

We couldn’t be more thrilled to have such a talented singer help us inspire children through music!

EVENT for the Friends of Apollo Music Projects

Friends of Apollo Music Projects Event

Tuesday 21st March
We are excited to be hosting a special evening event for our Friends at Sutton Housea beautiful National Trust-owned Tudor manor house (E9 6JQ) in East London. There will be drinks and nibbles, some words from our Friends’ President, writer and comedian, Armando Iannucciand a string quartet will do a demonstration of the kind of work we do in schools. This will be a great chance to meet the AMP team and other supporters and hear more about the importance of bringing live classical music into classrooms!
 
This Friends of Apollo Music Projects event is by invitation only and will begin at 6.30pm. If you would like to join us for this event, do sign up for a Friends membership which starts at just £30 and if you register before the 15th of March, we will send you an invitation to this event.
 
For more information contact Hayley Pullen, Fundraising Assistant and Friends Co-ordinator: hayley@apollomusicprojects.org 

New Associate Artist announced

We are delighted to welcome violinist Elena Urioste to our Apollo Associate Artists Programme. Elena is a current BBC New Generation Artist and Sphinx Organization Laureate. She will be visiting schools taking part in the Apollo programme to play and talk about her life as an international solo violinist. Elena is a wonderful violinist, and a lovely person, and we are really looking forward to introducing her to some of the children this year.

Watch and listen to Elena playing for Radio 3 as a New Generation Artist here