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Leicester music projects - Urban influences

Its been a busy and exciting time for the Concept Music Project team and the young musicians and producers who have been taking part. With two of our 'Pop Up Studio' residencies completed and drop in sessions happening regularly in Corby and Leicester, we are looking forward to music making with more young creatives and pleased to be collaborating with a range of project partners throughout 2017 and into 2018. This is an initial reflection on our first residency at the Core in February.

An account from one of our Assistant Music Leaders on the Evolve project and how they progressed initially over the Music Residency week and accreditation and then over the course of the programme.

Developing a team of Assistant Music Leaders for a new music workforce.

Music Residencies:  Week One & Week Two

This is a two-tier project that develops a team of Assistant Music Leaders for a new music workforce whilst simultaneously delivering high quality music-making activity for young people to create immediate and lasting impacts for their social development and musical progression.

The project is delivered in 2 phases with time to pause and reflect in between so we may improve the delivery programme where appropriate/required. 

Each phase will support 4 musicians (young adults) to become Assistant Music Leaders through formal training, 1-2-1 mentoring and support, practical work experience and undertaking a nationally recognised qualification in Education & Training (level3).

70 young people facing a range of challenging circumstances will be recruited on to music residencies based in our music studio and education workshop, in Leicester city centre. Over 20hours of engagement young people will improve their technical musical skills and abilities, create an EP in collaboration with their peers, widen their networks and improve their social abilities, all whilst completing an Arts Award to recognise their achievements. 

An initiation and action research project to explore the best way to regularly engage service providers of youth justice and looked after children and gain their commitment to music activity for young people.

An 18 month programme of Mentoring and Weekly Music workshops for residents of Leicester YMCA, embedding staff development, Arts Award Bronze and embedding music with in the wider YMCA. The programme aims to boost the resilience of young people with chaotic backgrounds through high quality music sessions and mentoring.

Over the next 18 months Pedestrian will be working with residents of Kennedy House, utilising music to develop positive progression routes for young adults who are currently homeless.
The project will see regular skill developing sessions, Arts Award accreditation, one to one mentoring opportunities, as well as a CPD package for local music professionals and Keyworkers within the centre.

We are a charity that provides education and training to young people at risk and vulnerable adults; individuals whom are often socially excluded and from disadvantaged backgrounds.

We believe that with the right levels of support and timely intervention everyone can achieve their goals. We call this work 'Pioneering Potential'.

Our programmes and courses develop confidence, emotional resilience and increase self-esteem.

We have a strong track record of delivering the very best in innovative and high quality activity, that's seen us complete over 8,500 workshops since 1998.

Address: 
1st and 2nd Floors, 7-9 Rutland Street
Rutland Street
Leicester
LE11RB
United Kingdom
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