In Harmony is a national programme that aims to inspire and transform the lives of children in deprived communities, using the power and disciplines of ensemble music-making.
A range of independent evaluations of In Harmony have been carried out and one national evaluation (2013-2016). These have found evidence of the positive impact on the personal, social and musical development of participating young people.
- Increased development of skills including pupil’s confidence, resilience, teamwork, patience, listening, concentration, perseverance and self-motivated learning.
- Ability to improve overall educational performance in pupils.
- Pupils’ wellbeing, confidence and enjoyment of education improved.
- Increased young people’s sense of ownership of, and belonging within, cultural venues and public space alongside a place within society as a whole.
- Increased young people’s and their family’s cultural capital, resilience and aspirations for their future training and careers.