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Sound Connections Spring Training Programme

We are thrilled to present Sound Connections Spring training activity; a diverse programme of hot topics and practical activities to continue challenging and improving the quality of inclusive music practice with children and young people.

Inclusive Singing

Thursday 1 March, Oxford House

2.00pm – 5.00pm

£50 half day ticket

Led by singer-composer Roshi Nasehi, this interactive workshop builds on Sound Connections’ commitment to enabling the sector to embed inclusive practices in music.

Taking an open view of inclusion, this event will enable you to create welcoming environments for groups of young people facing challenging circumstances such as young migrants and refugees, and provide tools to reflect on the ideas that frame your activity.

The course will be a fluid mix of practical demonstrations and discussions to help practitioners create flexible music environments for young people in SEN/D settings and those with different behavioural needs. We will look at music and trauma, and briefly touch on the possibilities of technology. We will also attendees the opportunity to discuss/workshop issues they are facing with building inclusive practices within their settings.

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Get Business Ready

Wednesday 13 March, Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall

10.00am – 5.00pm

Free

Building on the success of Sound Connections’ Get Funding Ready programme, we’re delighted to launch this exciting one day event to help individuals and organisations to get ready for business in the wide-ranging music education sector.

Presented in partnership with Royal Albert Hall, and shaped by conversations with members from our networks, Get Business Ready will be an intergenerational event for individuals of different ages to come together to learn about how to build successful careers across different areas of formal and informal music education, and community based music initiatives with babies, children, young people and adults. 

Get Business Ready will offer an overview of the diverse music education sector, funding infrastructure and enable participants to map their next steps. We’ll explore how to find your niche in the industry, how to create a business plan and how to get financial support for your work.  Across the day, we’ll also open up our Development Needs Analysis coaching sessions, 1:1 advice and guidance service that provides opportunities for individuals to discuss their professional development ideas and aspirations. We encourage all participants to bring business plan drafts, funding applications and ideas for us to workshop with you!

Who’s this for: career changers, musicians wishing to diversify income, graduates, start up musicians interested in education and community work in different settings.

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Creative Evaluation

Tuesday 27 March, venue tbc

9.30am – 4.30pm

£85 full day ticket

Inspired by recent activity and conversation with our Challenging Circumstances Music Network and at our Social Justice conference in November, this 1-day Creative Evaluation course will explore the relationship between impact measurement and social justice.

Led by Victoria Kinsella, Research Fellow in Education at Birmingham City University and Simon Glenister from Noise Solution, we’ll take a critical look at today’s impact measurement and evaluation landscape, explore approaches to creative evaluation, and consider methodologies that involve participants and their families/wider community groups. More information to follow.

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Get 15% discount when purchasing your ticket for Inclusive Singing and/or Creative Evaluation using the code FEB18  before the end of February.

We’re striving to make all of our events more accessible this year, so please let us know if you have any issues with affording a ticket, and we’ll endeavour to find a way for you to attend. Please contact info@sound-connections.org.uk for more information.

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