Professional Development

Working on the Concept days mixed old skills with new, the young people all seemed enthusiastic and keen to learn, their experience ranging from those with developing passions for music, though those wanting to build on school music classes, to some who had little experience at all.

Fundraising for arts activities is a highly competitive process that can be very time-consuming with disappointing results. Written by Sound Connections Chair Katrina Duncan, this guide is intended to help you think before you take the plunge, to consider how to prepare for making your pitch for support and do all you can to ensure that your bid is the best it can be.

In January of this year I was given the chance to work as an intern for pedestrian. This wasn’t the first internship I had undertaken in an educational facility but it was the first time I would be working with the students and not behind the scenes as a technician.

On Monday 27th March 2017 the Musical Director, Amba Tremain, ran a Music Leader workshop for staff and volunteers from The Urban Vocal Group. The workshop covered many important topics involved with running a music session with young people; the room was full with potential tutors, volunteers and current UVG staff members. 

A summary of the key findings from my Early Years Music Mapping and Consultation for Wiltshire Music Connect has just been published.  The report is a first step for the Hub to identify different types of current provision across the county, issues and priorities for music specialists and settings, and how the Hub could potentially support EY music making. 

Members of 'Runaway Samba' and Jack Drum Arts staff traveled to Recife, Brazil, to learn all about Maracatu from world class players 'Nação Porto Rico!

Our fantastic Summer School returns for the fourth year running. Building on the immense success of our three previous Summer Schools, 2017 promises to be even bigger and better than ever. Monday 31st July to Thursday 3rd August 2017 @ Goldsmiths College, London
 

Do you have students or know any keen musicians aged 14 and 18 and into folk music? Would they like to be part of the Cambridge Folk Festival? They could win the chance to perform with The Hub Band Project live in the Club Tent on Sunday 30th July 2017!

 

Do you have students or know any keen musicians aged 14 and 18 and into folk music? Would they like to be part of the Cambridge Folk Festival? They could win the chance to perform with The Hub Band Project live in the Club Tent on Sunday 30th July 2017!

 

"Got What It Takes?" are looking for 11-14 year budding popstars to apply for the hit CBBC show

For well over a decade now, SOAS is proud to offer an exciting summer school of world music. Our course programme is unique, varied and truly multi-cultural. If you are passionate about music and cultures, there is something for everyone; this summer we offer a more varied programme than ever:  Intensive and inspiring courses, practical workshops, taster sessions and master classes for students of all backgrounds, beginners to advanced, amateur and professional. Take your pick! 

I am at the end of third day of the Walking the Boundaries, Bridging the Gap Community Music conference here in Waterloo, Ontario. 140 people sharing research, case studies, playing and listening in the context of the only CM masters and undergrad courses in Canada.