The Irish Chamber Orchestra takes music education to the next level

15-09-2021 ICO Sing Out with Strings . Picture: Keith Wiseman

TODAY the Irish Chamber Orchestra launches its new ground-breaking, innovative and freely available online teaching resource, Sing Out With Strings Online. This unique music education website was made possible with initial seed funding from AIB.

Sing Out With Strings Online is filled with a series of inspirational, flexible, engaging and accessible resources including multi-angled performance demonstrations by ICO musicians. This user-friendly site offers downloadable sheet music enabling participants to engage fully with content.

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A Meet the Musician section allows users to learn more about specific musicians and their instruments. Sing Out With Strings Online also houses music to accommodate all levels in one place, to be accessed free of charge.  It provides teachers and pupils with resources to integrate music into their daily lives and caters for those with a basic level of musical skill right up to a confident progressor level.  View our promo video here.

Irish Chamber Orchestra has always championed a desire for quality music education in schools.  It is an instigator for integration and social change, making a difference already in Limerick city providing more than 300 children weekly with free music education through its Sing Out With Strings and Irish Chamber Orchestra Youth Orchestra initiatives over the past 13 years.

ICO CEO, Gerard Keenan adds “The Irish Chamber Orchestra is committed to developing and deepening engagement with young people through its inclusive and innovative educational and community projects. Our new Sing Out With Strings Online website takes us another step forward, expanding on the important work we are currently undertaking in Limerick and bringing our expertise to a wider audience both nationally and internationally. We are delighted this site offers free access worldwide to every child.”

Sing Out With Strings Online offers the opportunity to unite those who believe music is integral to a great education.  This site inspires through shared practices and looks to the future with new vision. The ICO is taking music education to a new level, providing free music across our country and beyond!   Visit Sing Out With Strings Online here.

The Irish Chamber Orchestra is resident at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick and is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.  International touring is generously supported by Culture Ireland.  For further information see