Britten Sinfonia Academy

Britten Sinfonia Academy (BSA) is a dynamic chamber orchestra for talented secondary school-aged musicians from the east of England. Mirroring the adventurous programming and musical excellence of our parent orchestra, BSA works without a conductor, playing side-by-side Britten Sinfonia musicians who nurture and challenge our members, developing their musical and leadership skills.

Each season BSA embarks on a series of intensive weekend courses during term time. Courses encompass repertoire spanning several centuries from Bach to brand new commissions, working in large and small chamber ensembles.

Closely linked to the main orchestra’s programme, BSA have the chance to perform alongside Britten Sinfonia professionals in some of the UK’s most exciting venues (including London’s Barbican Centre, Saffron Hall, West Road in Cambridge and St Andrews Hall in Norwich) with internationally renowned guest artists.