Education Project of the Year! Connect: Resound Live is Shortlisted in AV Technology Awards
NYMAZ is thrilled to announce that Connect: Resound Live has been shortlisted for this year’s Education Project of the Year in the AV Technology Awards 2020, with the winner to be announced on 25 June.
Connect: Resound Live creates new opportunities for children and young people across the UK to enjoy unique, inspiring and high-profile live music experiences by streaming them direct to schools and families – completely free of charge at www.connectresound.live
The project aims to give more young people access to live music, as transport times, costs and basic logistics often make it difficult for schools to access performances, particularly in rural areas.
Youth music charity NYMAZ has partnered with technology specialist UCan Play to deliver extremely high-quality live broadcasts which open up the world of music, from different genres to venues.
The music performances are designed especially for our audiences and include exclusive opportunities to ask questions and find out more about the professional musicians, their music and the instruments played. Each broadcast is accompanied by free downloadable resources to support classroom activities tied to the national curriculum.
To date, Connect: Resound Live has broadcast performances spanning folk and Brazilian music to jazz, working with partners including Liverpool Philharmonic, Live Music Now, Orchestras Live, English Folk Song and Dance Society, Make Music Day, DaDaFest, Jazz North, Norfolk Music Hub, Cumbria Music Hub and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Connect: Resound Live has received fantastic feedback from teachers across the country:
• “Many of our children will not have the opportunity to see or hear live music and it was great to introduce them to the instruments of the orchestra.”
• “The children experienced something they wouldn’t normally experience, particularly the instruments, in the comfort of their familiar class.”
• “We loved all of it and many thanks. We will be singing the songs for the rest of the day.”
The project is made possible thanks to funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Youth Music and Music for All.