Musical Inclusion

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    Tuesday, 12 March, 2013 - 15:11

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We are coming to the end of our SWAG delivery for Wiltshire. One of the key elements of our delivery is our Independent Learning plans.

At last week's gathering, Kathryn, Phil, Rob, Anita and Sophie, gave presentations on the above topics - here are their slides.

In the 'sharing what we do' session at the beginning of the final Musical Inclusion gathering, we asked delegates to come prepared with an outline of how they're addressing both 'integrating inclusion into the work of your hub', and 'quality in music work with children in challenging circumstances'. Below are the handouts they produced for the session. Fascinating reading from projects all over the UK.

Integrating musically inclusive approaches into the work of music education hubs is one of our two big topics for the remainder of the Musical Inclusion programme (the other is ‘quality in music work in children in challenging circumstances’). Last week we posted a blog about a framework that my help you to explore this. This week, we’ve been talking to Debra King, Director of Brighter Sound about what she’s learned are the ingredients for successfully integrating inclusion in the work of hubs.

Thanks to Emily Foulkes and Jane Staffieri of CYMAZ Music, and Tanya Moore, head of Cornwall music education hub, for joining me at the Google Hangout.

Others either couldn’t make it or had a few problems getting in to the hangout, so we aim to run another one on the same topic so more people can join.

That said, it was a great hangout - some really useful advice and ideas shared from a Hub that’s clearly prioritising integration of musical inclusivity.

And you can watch below! Please forgive the choppy editing …

Organisations have been funded under the Musical Inclusion programme to, amongst other things, integrate – or ‘embed’ – musical inclusivity in the work of music education hubs. But what does that really mean?

This blog post from Rob Hunter, part of the Musical inclusion Evaluation and Networking Team, is part of our two big debates for the remainder of the Musical Inclusion programme: ‘Quality in music work with young people in challenging circumstances’, and ‘Integrating inclusion in Hubs’. It’ll feed in to online discussions and printed materials, face-to-face networking (at the Gathering) and a national platform for musical inclusivity at the Music Education Expo.

The next blog on this topic will be an interview with Debra King, CEO of Brighter Sound in Manchester.

Do join the discussions by commenting below and taking part in our second Google Hangout live online discussion on Monday 16th February at 12.30pm (scroll to comments at end to find out more).

Thanks to Emily Crossland, Mark Bick, Phil Mullen, Giles Woolley and Karina Flatt for taking part in today's Google hangout about 'Quality'.

Last week, we published an interview with Phil Mullen about 'Quality in music work with children in challenging circumstances.' It's already prompting a rich debate online and off, and we want to get more people involved. We'd love you to join us for our online video chat with Phil - or to simply let us have the questions you'd like to ask Phil and others who take part.

We wrote: “We're in the final months of our Musical Inclusion Evaluation and Networking work and so we wanted to get some feedback from you about what you’ve found most valuable, and the future of the Musical Inclusion social networks. The natural next step is for you as an online community to take more control so we’re also keen to explore how we can help you to do this between now and the Spring” and provided a link to an online survey.

A massive thank you to all those who took part. Below is a summary of your response, and some actions for us as a team. You can also download the full results too.

Are other organisations using this software?

This group is the place to ask a question, start a discussion, share ideas and make connections. It originally was a discussion group for those funded under Youth Music's Musical Inclusion grants, but from 1 April 2015 it is open to all.

 

HOW TO POST IN THE GROUP:

1. Log in to the Youth Music Network (contact network@youthmusic.org.uk in the comms team if you've forgotten your login or don't have one or see this page: http://network.youthmusic.org.uk/help-support)

This group is the place to ask a question, start a discussion, share ideas and make connections. It originally was a discussion group for those funded under Youth Music's Musical Inclusion grants, but from 1 April 2015 it is open to all.

 

HOW TO POST IN THE GROUP:

1. Log in to the Youth Music Network (contact Sophie.Scott@youthmusic.org.uk in the comms team if you've forgotten your login or don't have one or see this page: http://network.youthmusic.org.uk/help-support)

2. Click the 'Join group' button and you'll immediately be a member.

3. In the left hand column you'll see an orange block with heading 'add content'

4. Underneath is a blue block, 'add new discussion'. This is where you can post your blog. 

If you already blog on the Network:
Once you're a member of the Musical Inclusion group, you can just go to the bottom of any blog you're posting and click on 'add to a group' and then select the drop down option 'Musical Inclusion'.

 

 
 

 

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