The pillars of the programme are:

MASIDLALE – LET US PLAY

The CPO’s grassroots training programme teaches 100 learners from Gugulethu, Langa, Nyanga, Khayelitsha, Pella, Mamre and Atlantis.

The CPO Music Academy

Provides theory and practice to 80 secondary and older learners.

The Cape Town Philharmonic
Youth Wind Ensemble (CPYWE)

Offers specialised training and performance opportunities to 50 students from 30 townships.

The Cape Town Philharmonic
Youth Orchestra (CPYO)

The flagship orchestra, provides mentoring by CPO musicians and performance opportunities for 60 musicians from 25 townships and suburbs.

The CPO also visits more than 20 schools each year, reaching 20 000 learners annually, totaling more than 200 000 since inception.

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