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Arts Award Training in Penrith

Find out more about Arts Award Discover and Explore Arts Award is perfect for young people aged up to 10 years old, however it is open to anyone up to the age of 25. Arts Award is a great set of qualifications that support children and young people to enjoy the arts and develop as artists and arts leaders. Young people completing Arts Award acquire creativity, leadership, reflective thinking and communication skills that are essential for success in 21st century life. The Discover & Explore Training is being held at Ullswater Community College on Monday 16 March 2020 ...
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Charanga Training 5 March

Register now for our latest Charanga Training. 5 March 4.00 - 5.30 @ North Lakes School, Penrith ...
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Changing Culture Programme – Apply Now!

A unique fully-funded opportunity for young people (18-35) from Cumbria and North Lancashire to develop leadership skills in the arts and cultural industries. Closing Date 9am Monday 18 November ...
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Music Conference 2019: Cultivating Creativity

18 September 2019 @ Annie Mawson's Sunbeams Centre At a time when Creativity is feeling the squeeze in schools, we bring it into the spotlight at our annual Music Conference with a theme of 'Cultivating Creativity'. We have invited inspiring speakers and workshop leaders from around the country - experts in composition, singing, folk ensembles and STEAM to cover all your music CPD needs and inspire your teaching for the year to come. Conference Programme Click to save your own pdf copy. NEW VENUE for 2019 This year we'll be at the Award Winning Annie Mawson's Sunbeams Centre near Penrith. This award-winning bespoke music therapy facility is a home and advert for the amazing work Sunbeams do working with disadvantaged members of society. Bringing music into the building was one of the key design drivers, alongside harmonising the building with the natural surroundings and wider environment. Keynote Speaker: Jo ...
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Musical Futures Tech Champions

Musical Futures, in partnership with Ableton, are looking to recruit 10 Tech Champion Teachers/Schools from the UK & Ireland to be part of an exciting two-year project involving exploring and developing innovative approaches within their classrooms using music technology. REGISTER HERE for a Project Info Pack & Application Form. The Tech Champion programme recognises that music has changed – most music today is created using technology in some way, whether it's samples, loops and synthesized instruments or using technology to support live performance. In order to make sure that music in schools remains relevant for young people, we need to reflect these interests in the classroom and provide students with opportunities to perform and create the music that they enjoy, like and identify with through the use of authentic tools and processes. The aims for this project are bold - we want to change the culture of music education within ...
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Free SEND Resource Training with Charanga

Where: North Lakes School, Penrith When: Thursday 28 March 16:00-17:30 This training, led by Ben Stiller, explores how you can integrate Charanga's SEND Scheme and Freestyle with other Charanga resources to offer musical activities that are ideal for SEND settings. The award winning Charanga SEND Scheme Anyone Can Play provides planning and progression, with optional whiteboard resources, to encourage inclusivity for every child The resources can be used by all teachers - specialist music teachers and generalist classroom teachers. CREATE is a set of four exceptional projects that provide tools for all non-mainstream pupils from PMLD to PRU to compose, perform and record high-quality music in styles relevant to them. iPads are used throughout the resources We are offering 3 free places to schools in Cumbria ...
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New Just Play training opportunity Musical Futures

We are working with Musical Futures to present a day of training in Carlisle at a special reduced rate for Cumbrian teachers. Just Play is an approach which engages students in whole class music making by providing a simple step by step resource that supports the development of instrumental skills on drums, guitar, bass, keyboard and ukulele. The versatile approach is ideal for building essential musical and instrumental skills in both primary and secondary stages of education from years 4 – 9 (ages 8-14) and participants in the day receive the full Just Play resource and Everyone Can Play ukulele resource plus a sample half termly plan, teacher notes, class materials and playalongs all ready for classroom use straight away. Benefit from a day of Just Play training for just £120. 7 March at Trinity School ...
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RPS Workshops for Women Conductors

The Royal Philharmonic Society are offering workshops  at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. These Phase 1 workshops are tailored to women, aged 16 and over, completely new to conducting and interested in trying it, as well as those with very elemental conducting experience who would like to build on their skills. The workshops are led by former CYO conductor Alice Farnham. You may be a music student at A-Level, undergraduate or postgraduate level; you may be embarking on your career in music, or midway through a musical career and contemplating how to further your musical skills. All applicants should have a fundamental understanding of what conductors do, as well as – naturally – the ability to read music including a basic musical score. Those granted places will be asked to familiarise themselves with several short pieces prior to attending. Workshop leader: Alice Farnham Stage-craft and body-language coach: ...
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Singing Workshops with Dominic Ellis-Peckham

Join renowned choral expert, conductor, arranger and author Dominic Ellis-Peckham from National Youth Choirs GB for 2 new, energising and inspiring singing CPD sessions: Total Vocal: a special session designed for Primary School music leaders, choir leaders and for those for whom things happen to fall on their lap. With innovative warm-up ideas, a whole-host of new and enticing repertoire (focusing on flexibility and easy learning), and a chance to develop leadership and conducting techniques, suitable for any experience or presumed ‘level’ of ability. iSing: for KS2/KS3 music teachers, assistants and vocal leaders. An in-depth look at leading choirs for this specific and sometimes demanding age group. With a journey through Dominic’s ‘3 Magic Ingredients’ - honing and unearthing key technical aspects, specially selected topics from his critically acclaimed book ‘Inspire Your Choir: 100 Way To Raise The Bar’ , a chance to collectively share and discuss vocal terminology, along with conducting tips, ...
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Dominic Ellis-Peckham

Music Conference Singing Workshops

After last year's positive feedback we are excited to welcome back Dominic Ellis-Peckham from National Youth Choirs to lead the singing workshops at our Conference. This is your chance to let us know which areas you would particularly like him to cover in his workshop sessions. Last year Dominic focused on Boys Voices and Working with the Pop Voice. All suggestions welcomed! ...
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