We support and promote opportunities for all children and young people sing regularly – in school, out of school, in choirs and groups, at workshops and festivals and in a wide range of styles!

We work with schools, singing teachers, project managers, and partner organisations to encourage and promote singing across the county – from rap to opera, and from nursery rhymes to beatboxing.

Our county strategy for Wiltshire includes encouraging all schools to have regular singing – in choirs, assemblies and across the wider curriculum, and getting more boys singing at secondary school age.

Check the tabs above for more information about singing, as well as general support below.

Singing during the Covid-19 crisis:

The Government stipulate singing can take place as long as certain mitigations are in place and many schools in Wiltshire are continuing to support singing in class “bubbles” and small groups, being careful with distancing, positioning, and ventilation.

Wiltshire Music Connect continues to monitor government guidance on singing in schools, and our latest guidance can be found here

General support for singing

  • development fund, to encourage start-up and development of choirs and singing projects
  • A discount to buy the Out of the Ark Wiltshire Music Connect singing starter pack for primary schools – please contact  to request details
  • Subsidised CPD events to help singing leaders develop their skills
  • Please get in touch with us if you are interested in a Singing Leader visit for your school – for INSET sessions or to work with your pupils
  • Please get in touch  with us if you are a singing / choir leader in Wiltshire and interested in joining us as an Associate

We know that singing is important for very young children – it helps make sense of the world, and supports phonics and literacy development.

Teenagers tell us singing makes them feel good. Singing can have the same effect as physical exercise – it releases endorphins, making you feel good, reducing stress, getting more oxygen into the blood, for better circulation and a good mood!

Singing can improve pupils’ learning, confidence, health and social development – and it has the power change lives and build stronger communities

Darren Henley, National Plan for Music Education

FILM: Opera in Primary School

Find out what happened when three professional opera singers surprised some pupils aged 5-7 at St Nicholas' Primary School in Porton, Wiltshire.

Short film documenting the impact across the whole school of opera singing with younger pupils

View the film here