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Omar's specialism lies in facilitating composition with different groups, whether with young children or senior citizens, those with special educational needs or other vulnerable communities. His tailored approach, joie de vivre and years of experience make him highly sought by companies around the world.

  • Jan-Feb 18 Opera Schmopera - opera creation with North Huddersfield Trust Secondary School
  • Aug/17 Saffron Hall - Songwriting for children at summer school (5-11 yrs)
  • Apr-Jul/17 Wigmore Hall - Composition of Recharged, a mini opera with Years 5 & 6 (9-11 yrs)
  • Nov/16 University of York – Composition workshop leading for undergraduate students
  • 2016-17 Opera North – Rapping & songwriting with 14yr old skateboarders excluded from schools
  • Oct/16 Opera North – Songwriting for college sports teams (14-17 yrs)
  • 2015-16 North East London Voices – Singing & songwriting (and recording an album) with 12-16yr olds
  • Jun/16 Creative Scene – Songwriting in 10 minutes with conference participants
  • May-Jul/16 Opera North – Composition with homeless/vulnerably housed adults
  • Jun-Jul/16 Opera North – Composition of 4 mini-operas in a primary school (7-12 yrs)
  • Mar-Jun/16 Opera North – Composition of Batley Does Opera (based on The Elixir of Love) with 5 mixed community groups
  • Dec/15 Royal Opera – Composition based on The Nutcracker for families
  • Mar-May/15 Southbank Centre – Songwriting for “Urban Vani” with Indian Kathak Dance and beatboxing for 12-14 yr olds
  • Apr/15 Royal Opera - Composition based on Alice (ballet) for families
  • 2014-15 Britten Sinfonia – Composition and co-creation leading with 5 amateur ensembles in Peterborough
  • Feb/15 Create Arts – Composition for young carers (12-16yrs)
  • Feb-Mar/14 Create Arts – Singing & songwriting for Elderly in care
  • Jul/14 Hackney Music Development Trust – Composition as part of Trench Brothers project with 10-12yr olds
  • Jan-Mar/14 Create Arts – Singing & songwriting with homeless/vulnerarbly housed adults
  • Sept-Dec/13 Vision for London – Composition of operas based on War Horse for 6-11 yr olds
  • Aug/13 Create Arts – Composition with photography for Young carers
  • Jul/13 Wolf Fields School – songwriting with school leavers (11-12yrs)
  • 2009-13 Streetwise Opera – Composition and exploring opera repertoire with homeless/vulnerably housed adults
  • Oct-Dec/13 Vision for London – Composition of operas based on real-life issues for 8-9 yr olds
  • Oct/12 Hackney Music Development Trust – Songwriting for new secondary school entrants (11-12 yrs)
  • Aug/12 Garsington Opera – Singing & songwriting for 8-14 yrs
  • Jun/12 Royal Opera (with Royal Opera House, Olso) – Write An Opera project for teachers in Norway
  • May/12 Tamezin Song Festival – Singing & songwriting workshop with 7-12 yr olds
  • Aug/11 Garsington Opera – Singing & songwriting for 8-14 yrs
  • Apr-Aug/11 Pegasus Opera Company – Singing & songwriting for Singing Academy (8-16 yrs)
  • Jun/11 Risky Things – Actor/musician/facilitator in forum theatre about bullying and identity for 8-14yr olds
  • Feb-Jun/11 Pegasus Opera Company – Compostion of Olympic-themed mini-operas for 12 primary schools
  • Oct-Nov/10 Royal Opera – Introduction to Opera workshops in Thurrock (9-15 yrs)
  • Mar/10 Risky Things – Actor/facilitator in forum theatre about safeguarding and security for elderly in care
  • 2009/10 Risky Things – Actor/musician/facilitator in forum theatre about car safety for 8-13yr olds
  • Feb-Jul/09 Music Platform – Composition of mini-operas based on Don Giovanni with 9-11 yr olds
  • Jul/09 St Hilda's School – Composition based on Amahl and the Night Visitors for 8-9 yr olds
  • May/09 National Portrait Gallery (RESEO Creative Residency) – songwriting with primary school classes
  • Apr/09 Little Green Pig – Lyric- and songwriting with 7-16 yr olds
  • Aug/08 Adrenaline Dance – Percussion for dance at the Museum of Childhood for 3-10yr olds