Over the years, we have participated in a variety of outreach and educational programmes in the UK, the USA, South America and Europe, working with young children, students and adults alike.

Whilst on tour, we have visited schools to work with children on performing, ensemble singing and microphone technique. We have worked in music colleges with vocal students, and also with student composers writing for vocal ensembles, and we have workshopped compositions for established composers keen to try out new ideas.


Micaela Haslam is well known for her outstanding knowledge of Steve Reich’s music. Personally recommended by the composer, she coaches both student and professional ensembles (vocal and instrumental) in the preparation of his music – especially Music for 18 Musicians  (click here to access).

“Thank you for having the skill of a surgeon and the patience of a saint.  We could not have done it without you”

Opera North workshops

“I cannot possibly put into words how grateful I am for all the energy and passion you put into your school performances. Some musicians might have seen that part of their visit as less deserving of effort, but I saw no evidence of that in Synergy. You gave such a gift to those children, and we may never know the true impact in terms of future music lovers and musicians whose passions were awakened by your visits”

Boston Symphony Orchestra outreach