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RCM Sparks Juniors
Sparks Juniors is an exciting collaboration between RCM Sparks and the RCM Junior Department which launched in September 2009. Each year, the initiative offers ten pupils a free three-year programme of high level tuition led by RCMJD staff and RCM student mentors.
It is aimed at young people from local schools who would not normally be able to access such an opportunity. Currently, 80% of young people on the Sparks juniors programme are from underrepresented backgrounds.
After three years pupils are offered the opportunity to audition for the Junior Department or continue their learning at the RCM with an inspiring weekly after-school programme.
Instruments learnt by Sparks Juniors include French horn, percussion, guitar, bassoon, saxophone, trombone, tuba, flute, clarinet, cello & viola.
We are proud to announce that Sparks Juniors students achieved excellent results in their ABRSM instrumental and theory exams this summer, including a distinction for a Grade 2 viola pupil who has been learning for less than two years. Two students (guitarist and tuba player) have successfully auditioned and entered the Junior Department following completion of the three-year Sparks Juniors programme.
Photography (c) Shelia Burnett