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The Nairobi Children's Orchestra is an initiative of Music Education Services Kenya Limited, MES-K. MES-K was founded to complement and support community efforts to develop music performance education in Kenya. Its main focus is implementing solid educational structures, based on quality standards, delivered through a realistic curriculum and supported by effective methods of instruction and assessment. MES-K also runs instrumental teacher education programmes, advanced ensemble workshops and support systems for teaching resources, academic discourse and general instrumental performance education.

MES-K builds and seeks to strengthen partnerships with individuals and organisations locally and internationally that share similar goals, including the Kenya Conservatoire of Music and other leading ensembles in Nairobi and beyond.

The mission of the Nairobi Children's Orchestra is to develop social, cultural, economic awareness and cohesion through music. We aim for high standards of instrumental education and performance in Kenya by building strong musical foundations and instrument discipline from an early age. The orchestra, open to children between 4 and 12 Years old, will consist of an orchestra director, consultant conductors and instrument tutors. It will run for 3 sessions in a year. Each session will have ten rehearsals, one per week for ten to 12 weeks. Rehearsals will be every Saturday morning between 10.00 and 11.30. Rehearsals include instrumental tutorials, ensemble workshops and full orchestral(tutti) sessions.The session will run from 21st September to 30th November 2019. The final session will also constitute a public concert. The Costs per child is Ksh 12000 per term, payable in advance to the Conservatoire of Music Office.

Registration is ongoing. Kindly fill the application form attached herewith.

For further information please send an email to info@conservatoire.co.ke or Wataka.levi@gmail.com Website: www.conservatoire.co.ke

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Welcome to Children Orchestra

Please provide us with the following information. If you have any problem with the form, you can call us on (072) 096-2288


Kindly indicate your age at your next birthday:

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About your instrument

We would like to know which instrument you play, if you have your own instrument, or if you're going to hire from the orchestra.

I can play the following instruments:

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double bass
  • Picollo
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • Saxophone
  • French horn
  • Euphonium
  • Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Percussion
  • Other

Would you like to hire one from the Orchestra:

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Orchestral experience and rehearsals

Now let us know of your experience in the orchestra.

Do you have any previous orchestral experience?

If Yes, Give details

Will you be able to attend rehearsals every Saturday?

If No, kindly state your availability to rehearse

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And finally,

Let us know of your health condition, in case you have any condition that you think we should know.

Do you have any medical condition (s) or allergy (s) that needs to be declared?

If Yes, kindly state the condition(s) or allergy(s).

Kindly name the instrument teacher (s) or music school you have attended

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