At Sheffield Music Academy, we believe that the heart of musical development and experience lies in performance. We aim to ensure that our students are not only learning in the classroom, but are given regular opportunities to learn through showcasing and performing their work and progress. From our weekly lunchtime concerts to termly celebrations of student's achievements, our pupils are never short of performance opportunities. Below is a breakdown of some of the 40 opportunities for performance every single year.
Throughout the year students are given the opportunity perform at more formal venues and occasions. In the past students have performed at venues such as Sheffield City Hall, Upper Chapel, Sheffield Cathedral and The Crucible as well as in more unique venues such as Sheffield Winter Gardens and Yellow Arch Studios. Our regular involvement with festivals such as Sheffield Classical Weekend and The Broomhill Festival also ensures that our students are constantly playing to new and different audiences.
Throughout the year we welcome visiting practitioners to work with our students on ensemble and individual performance in specialist masterclasses and unique one on one lessons.
Three times a year we take time to focus on a different study or discipline welcoming students from outside Academy and often led by professional musicians. SMA has close links with Royal Northern College of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire, Classical Sheffield, Music in the Round and the University of Sheffield to name a few!