Since 2016, ROSL has been keen to join the conversation about the benefits of good arts and music education and promote arts education opportunities for young people. This has manifested itself most fully in our partnerships with the Griffin Schools Trust in the UK and the Antigua and Barbuda Youth Symphony Orchestra (ABYSO) in the Caribbean.
This year, in partnership with Buxton International Festival we co-commissioned a Children's Opera Oratorio.
Kabantu here at ROSL as well as visual arts sessions with Eilidh McCormick, ROSL Visual Arts Curator. In November 2020 students at Stantonbury International School will take part in two Go Compose Days, as part of the ROSL Composition Award.
Antigua and Barbuda Youth Symphony Orchestra (ABYSO)ROSL ARTS also supports the Antigua and Barbuda Youth Symphony Orchestra, with ROSL prizewinners working with the orchestra each summer on their orchestra courses. We also funded scholarships for young Antiguan Musicians to continue their music education for a year, and we are keen to grow and enhance our support for this vital work. In 2020 and in response to the COVID-19 situation ROSL and The ROSL Trust have been pleased to support six ROSL musicians leading weekly mentoring classes for various sections of the orchestra. Taking place over Zoom, tutors have reported great progress to date and we hope to continue this work into 2021.