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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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Music Education Conference 2018

Conference Booking now open

Wednesday 19 September @ North Lakes Hotel, Penrith Our annual Music Education Conference returns bringing you a full day programme of inspiring CPD workshops and networking opportunities. We have sessions for all Key Stages covering singing, whole class music ideas, folk, ICT and recording, and our Keynote Speaker gives a special focus on equality and inclusion. Stock up on ideas for the coming year, build your networks and share your experiences. See some of the feedback from last year: More Dominic please! Loved the interactive sessions ! Rejuvinated and inspired Thank you! Loved all of it and truly inspired / Please do it again next year. Excellent conference. I learnt so much. Brilliant, best course I have ever been on! ...
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Friday Afternoons: Singing CPD session

with Emily Barden at Orgill Primary school, Egremont Wednesday 28th March 4-5.30pm This practical vocal workshop will introduce the Friday Afternoons project, develop vocal leadership skills and explore innovative and exciting ways to use the material and supporting resources to develop creative responses. Book Now http://fridayafternoonsmusic.co.uk ...
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Save the Date – Music Conference September 2018

We're very excited to be planning our 2018 Music Conference, which will take place at North Lakes Hotel, Penrith on Wednesday 19 September 2018. Last years highlights included workshops by Domenic Peckham from National Youth Choirs and a keynote speech from  Katherine Zeserson ...
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