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BBC Ten Pieces
 A project about classical music
and creativity
 Open to every primary school in
the country
 A collaboration between the BBC,
music and arts organisations
 Takes place over 10 months
between October 2014 and July
Ten Pieces – Aims
 Introduce a generation of
children to 10 pieces of
classical music
 Act as a catalyst for creative
 Help schools to deliver the
music curriculum
 Collaborate with partners to
maximise the impact of music
and arts education
Ten Pieces – Stakeholder Partners
Arts Council England
Arts Council Wales
Arts Council NI
Creative Scotland
Music Mark
Youth Music
Into Film
Ten Pieces - Phases
Phase 1 – Inspiration:
October 2014
Phase 2 – Exploration and Creativity:
October 2014 – March 2015
Phase 3 – Presentation & Performance:
April 2015 – June 2015
Phase 1 - Inspiration
• Project launches with free nationwide screenings
in cinemas of a 50-minute film introducing 10
pieces, featuring celebrities and specially shot
footage of performances
• Film also available on
DVD and online
• Pan BBC coverage will
create sense of a
‘national moment’
Phase 2 – Exploration and Creativity
Children explore the music and composers
further, and develop their creative response to
one or all of the 10 pieces through:
• Musical
composition (e.g.
beatbox, folk,
• Dance
• Digital Art (e.g.
Phase 3 - Performance &
• Schools submit video clips to the BBC of children’s
creative responses to the 10 pieces
• Community concerts to be organised by schools, Music
Education Hubs etc. will celebrate children’s creative
work locally
• Regional concerts by
the BBC Performing
Groups will feature
the original 10 pieces
and the children’s
creative responses
• Major BBC finale in the Summer of 2015 showcasing
some of the dance, music and digital art produced
nationwide in response to the 10 pieces
• Ten Pieces website will feature the clips of the children’s
creative responses from around the country
Ten Pieces - Pilot
• Screenings of pilot film for 17
schools in London and
Salford in Autumn 2014
• Creative facilitators worked
with children to help develop
their creative responses to
the music eg through dance,
beat boxing, composition, art
Ten Pieces – Pilot
Ten Pieces – Pilot
70% of children had
never been to a
classical music concert
78% of them actively
wanted to go to a
classical music concert
after the screening
How the BBC will support Ten Pieces
• Free screenings of a cinematic film featuring the 10
pieces introduced by celebrities and performed by the
one of the BBC Orchestras.
• Free DVD of the Ten Pieces film for schools upon
request (while stocks last).
• Inspirational ‘how to’ films and background on repertoire.
• Teachers’ notes.
• Arrangements of the repertoire to suit different abilities.
• BBC orchestras will run workshops in schools (details
available on the Ten Pieces website in the summer of
2014) and celebratory concerts in the summer term of
Local Champions for Ten Pieces
The BBC is hoping to collaborate with
at least 150 Ten Pieces Champions
across the UK. They include:
• Music Education Hubs and Music
• Bridge Organisations
• Local orchestras
• Film, dance and other arts
organisations working with schools to
deliver music and arts education
Benefits for schools
The project will help schools to deliver key aspects of the
educational curriculum, including learning about the works of great
composers, composing and performing.
Endorsed by music and arts and education bodies.
Opportunity to be part of an inspirational national BBC initiative.
Access to free BBC educational resources.
Opportunity to work in partnership with local arts and music
organisations such as Music Services and Music Education Hubs,
to enhance the work being done in the classroom.
Participation will also develop children’s creativity, confidence
and collaborative skills.
How Schools Can Get Involved
• Book places for a screening of the Ten Pieces cinematic
film on the website – (NB places are
• Sign up for the newsletter on the Ten Pieces website
• Meet with local music and arts organisations to plan Ten
Pieces activities in 14/15

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