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inspire-music launches at Morpeth School, Tuesday 17 January 2017
Morpeth Secondary School hosted the launch of inspire-music, a Paul Hamlyn Foundation funded initiative to celebrate and support music education with children and young people both in and out of school.
The inspire-music website aims to improve the range and quality of experiences in music and through music for all children and young people; encourage and support curious, creative thinking amongst those leading and managing music education; and contribute to a strong, supportive learning community across the diversity of the workforce.
The launch event was attended by over 50 people from the music education sector including policy makers, funders, music and arts organisations, teachers and community musicians. Students from Morpeth Secondary School opened the evening with their DrumWorks percussion ensemble and this was followed by presentation from Katherine Zeserson, Programme Director of inspire-music, and Professor Graham Welch, chair of the national working group who helped develop the programme and of which Sound Connections Director Philip Flood is a member.
The event was an opportunity for those attending to hear quick-fire presentations of four of the 40+ case studies that have been commissioned for the new website. These ranged from Emily Crowhurst, Head of Music at School 21, talking about her music and science project ‘What does sound look like’, to Helen Hendry from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance outlining the work of Animate Orchestra and the partnership with four neighbouring Music Education Hubs. Julia Roderick, Programme Manager at Sound Connections, also gave a presentation on the London Early Years Music Network (LEYMN) and how successful networks are vital in supporting music leaders develop their practice. There were also opportunities for questions and discussion and the evening closed with a blistering performance from Urban Playground, one of Morpeth’s many instrumental ensembles.
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Music Excellence London: Webinar - 'A practical guide to composing and arranging music for the KS3 classroom and school ensemble'
Thursday 27 April 2017
4.30pm - 5.30pm
Music Excellence London: TeachMeet - 'Building a department from the bottom-up: a musical vision'
Thursday 4 May 2017
5.00pm - 7.00pm
Samba Drumming and Body Percussion
Wednesday 24 May 2017
2.00pm - 5.00pm
What’s That Noise? - Encouraging child-initiated musicality with John Webb
Wednesday 21 June 2017
9.15am - 3.30pm
- Did you see the @SConnections newsletter this week? Exciting #Innovate2017 + workshop announcements. Read it here: https://t.co/JqrOJ77mAm,
- Experience hands on child-initiated music making with John Webb @KintorewayNS on 21 June #LEYMN #earlyyears… https://t.co/z1dLeVpoIZ,
- Next @MusicExLondon TeachMeet, May 4 'Building a dept from the bottom up: A musical vision' thanks @listermusicdept… https://t.co/66RHCEPzrn,
- Uniqueness of three orgs coming together on one project. @Seriouslive @lsostlukes Discovery and @hackneymusic Shari… https://t.co/Vo3riyQGEC,
- Chris Mackin from Ickburgh School - working w @hmdtmusic @lsostlukes @hackneymusic - just finished project for… https://t.co/amvFPJi8e5,
- "Take the risk to put young people in driving seat - they will always surprise you & create brilliant projects" #YouthVoice @hackneymusic,
- Great #YouthVoice presentation from Kenia, Takiyah, Caitlin @hackneymusic #YouthMusicForum. Young people must have… https://t.co/Qwc4oUbV0r,
- "Collaboration is vital defence to reduction of our provision as music educators. Think about schools,… https://t.co/s71tsbVMum,
- Great to be at this @hackneymusic event this evening. A brilliant network doing fantastic partnership work with sch… https://t.co/oGEqGvW3Eb,
- MT @sfhannan Gr8 to hear from a music coord @hackneymusic event that theirHT sees music key to curriculum & focus not just on maths/literacy,