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Bishop’s Stortford Sinfonia Outreach

Bishop Stortford Sinfonia believes that the experience of classical orchestral music should be accessible to all and aims to create opportunities for children, young people and the wider community to participate in high quality musical experiences. In a programme with orchestral music at its core, Sinfonia outreach projects provide chances for participants to get closer to orchestral music, work alongside professional orchestral musicians and take part in exciting ensemble performance experiences.

Emma Oliver-Trend Outreach Project Manager


Emma is a violinist in the orchestra and has performed with a number of orchestras and ensembles in venues and festivals across the UK, Europe and the US. Emma is a freelance performer, music director and animateur with 18 years experience of the Arts and Education sectors. She has experience of directing and leading creative and performance-based music education projects with and for children, young people and the wider community. Most recently Emma has been guest conductor with the 95 strong youth orchestra of NOFA (National Orchestra for All) and is a string tutor with the Nucleo Project (Sistema England) in London. Emma was Head of Performing Arts at Leventhorpe in Sawbridgeworth having been a music teacher for 8 years and prior to this, worked as Education Project Manager at Dartington Arts and as Project Manager/Producer for Welsh National Opera Max Department where she managed the creation of new operas for professional and amateur performers and directed a 3 week music summer school for 5-19s.