Introducing 

the Clarion

community

Decorative Clarion pattern

We've refined the ClarionTM over the past ten years alongside young disabled musicians, music teachers and Music Hubs. Like all great instruments, it's fun to play on your own but even better to play with others.

The Clarion has successfully powered the creation of inclusive ensembles in England and Wales because it works in demanding educational settings, within a broad instrumental mix. Young musicians love the sound choices and control it gives them, the colourful screens and the intuitive playing experience. Music teachers also highly rate the fact it's simple and quick to set up  - as well as being highly expressive and customisable for each musician. 

Remember to sign up for updates on the wider release of the Clarion and ABRSM Clarion Open Music Assessment. You'll soon be able to join the Clarion community.

Clarion player Ibrahim

The Clarion comes with musical patterns. In this video, Ibrahim shows you how he makes his own too on his Clarion on Windows PC.

 

Also watch him perform Howard Blake's 'Walking in the Air' from The Snowman with his band like you've never heard it before. 

National Open Youth Orchestra concert

Watch the Clarion being played at Lighthouse Poole alongside other electronic and acoustic instruments. This was a double bill also featuring BSO Resound

 

The National Open Youth Orchestra will be touring in spring 2024.  Buy tickets from mid-January at noyo.org.uk.

  

'What Fear We Then?'

This National Open Youth Orchestra music video was filmed during the COVID restrictions of 2021, for a virtual premiere of 'What Fear We Then?'.  Co-commissioned with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, this beautiful ten-minute piece was inspired by Alexander Campkin's journey between non-disability and disablity and the orchestra's young musicians.

 

He compared composing for the Clarion to being like a painter given a new palette of colours.  All 26 young musicians were filmed playing live to create this film, showcasing the potential of a pioneering inclusive orchestra where disabled and non-disabled musicians perform together. 

  

Treloar's Gala  performance

In this video, Director of Music Jocelyn Watkins explains why the Clarion has been a game-changer for her students. It comes in the shape of an app but brings the same possibilities for practice and musical progression as conventional instruments.

 

Meet some of Treloar's Clarion players and watch their wonderful performance of 'Gnossienne' by Erik Satie.

Middlesbrough Open Orchestra Open Day

Watch the formidable Middlesbrough Open Orchestra perform 'Children' by Robert Miles. During their Open Day, they also invited visiting students to try the Clarion on iPads, as well as other instruments. Everyone then joined in to play together as one big ensemble.

 

A partnership between Musinc, Beverley and Priory Woods Schools, the Middlesbrough Open Orchestra was a finalist in the 'Best Arts and Education Partnership Awards' in the North-East Culture Awards 2022.