Support Scordatura Women's Music Collective

Support Scordatura Women's Music Collective

Help us to perform and promote classical music by female composers, and to inspire the next generation of women in music.

£370 raised of £1,000 target 37 %
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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 12:00pm 5th April 2018

Scordatura Women's Music Collective is a mixed chamber ensemble dedicated to performing music written by  women. Our repertoire reaches back to the 16th century, and also  encompasses contemporary and world music. We are comitted to promoting  music written by women which has been unfairly neglected; to support and  perform current composers; and to inspire the next generation of women  to compose.

We have exciting plans for Scordatura over the coming months. Our spring concert series will focus on different combinations of instruments and the variety of music written  for them.  We begin in March with a concert for wind quintet at the Old Church, Stoke Newington then explore music for clarinet, cello and piano in April and cello ensemble in May. We are excited to be commissioning composer Amy Bryce to write for our 'Deeds Not Words' series of concerts in November, celebrating the anniversary of one hundred years of women's suffrage. We are also planning workshops with local schools to bring this wonderful music to as wide an audience as we can.

Our aims are to promote music written by women which has been  unfairly neglected; to support and perform current composers; and to  inspire the next generation of women to compose.

While we are currently thrilled with the audience response and the  variety and format of our performances, we want to extend our reach into  the classroom. By teaching and presenting courses and lectures, we can  teach children of every age about the work we do at Scordatura. We can  share with them the brilliance of female composers, and help them to  begin to composer their own works! 

Your donations and continued support will help to make this possible.  The Arts are a crucial part of every person's education, and here at  Scordatura, we are trying to make this knowledge more accessible by  presenting it in a clear and innovative format. 

We are asking for your support in order to help us gather materials  (music, classroom supplies, technological equipment) and to cover the  costs for travel. While most of our musicians and teachers are based in  London, several are not, and we intend to spread our teaching and  performing across the U.K.. £12 can cover a day pass for zones 1-4 in  London. £20 could provide a round trip ticket between Oxford and London.  Your donations will help us embark on a truly vital educational journey  that will benefit not only the children we reach with our teaching and  performing, but ourselves; outreach opportunities are also phenomenal  learning opportunities for the leaders and tutors, and in order to make  Scordatura the best it can possibly be, we need to be the best mentors,  teachers, and role models that we can possibly be.

If you are unable to contribute monetarily right now, we understand!  We urge you to help us by sharing our work on social media, and by  asking people to get the word out and make some noise about our  Crowdfunder campaign