National Orchestra For All (NOFA)

NOFA is an orchestra of young musicians nominated by teachers and partner music charities for their hard work and commitment rather than pure advanced technique.  The orchestra gives opportunities for professional experience and aims to raise aspirations and give access to a range of life skills, targeting participants from challenging backgrounds across the UK. In March 2015, the trustees of the Foundation awarded a grant to NOFA over 3 years towards their intensive residential Summer Courses and they are delighted that this will provide progression routes for those ready to join ensemble playing that would not otherwise be open to them.