Students develop their skills in writing for orchestral instruments through workshops and face-to-face activities with composers and QSO musicians.
The QSO Connect Compose Project is designed to introduce secondary-school students to composing for orchestral instruments, extending students in grades 9 to 12 beyond the general requirements of the curriculum. In 2021, students will write for woodwind quintet or string quintet.
The initial phase of this program is delivered in-class to larger groups of students, with a culminating phase where a small group of students work with QSO musicians to refine their writing, before presenting in a public concert. This fee-based activity is available by request to a small number of schools. It is designed to complement and extend the video and written materials in the QSO Connect Compose Resources package.