Our award-winning co-founders, and many of orchestra members, are highly experienced trainers, project managers and workshop facilitators who have spent years using music as a tool to support vulnerable communities in the UK and internationally. As well as international areas of conflict/post-conflict, in the UK these settings including Prisons, Pupil Referral Units, Forensic Secure Units, Children's Hospitals, Dementia Units and Emergency Accommodation Hotels and Detention Centres.
We use our expertise to train experienced musicians with the additional skills, knowledge and confidence needed to deliver music workshops in a way that helps participants to process trauma, rebuild their self-esteem and build positive relationships within challenging environments.
We also provide transformational training and music workshops to established organisations. These workshops focus on deepening an understanding of how music can be used as a tool to transform an organisation's culture and support the mental health and emotional-wellbeing of colleagues, clients and stakeholders.
Our clients include the NHS, a number of Music Education Hubs (UK) and Dell Technologies.
Our outreach workshops
We deliver music workshops in temporary accommodation settings for internationally displaced people (for example Emergency Accommodation Hotels, Detention Centres and Refuges for Victims of Human Trafficking).
Our aim through these workshops is to:
Utilise the power of music to transform the atmosphere of these settings into an environment of safety, connection, aspiration and joy
Help participants to process trauma and support nervous system self-regulation
Inspire a life long learning of music
Provide Opportunities for participants to engage and perform with the main orchestra regardless of musical experience
Provide pathways for professionally experienced participants to permanently join the main orchestra and access our mentoring and training offer
Our diverse music practitioners:
Speak a range of languages including Arabic, Farsi, Spanish, Hindi and Ukrainian
Can teach multiple instruments (including vocal) and music genres
Have had enhanced DBS checks with the last 2 years
Have attended our Safeguarding Training (Includes FMG and Prevent training)
Have Public Liability Insurance (up to £10 million)
One World Orchestra is an emerging, not for profit organisation.
Our core orchestra has representation of musicians who have with lived experience of displacement and we also provide opportunities for asylum seekers who currently awaiting the outcome of their asylum claim to play alongside us.
We cover the costs of travel and food for our asylum-seeking members and pay MU rates to our core artists.
Our standard fee for a commercial booking is £5,000 - £10,000.
Other rates for charities and voluntary sector organisations are available on request.
All our performances are bespoke to the event and can include a smaller group of musicians and pre-concert workshops.