Short courses

    27 Mar

    London, UK

    27 March 2018

    9:30 am To 4:30 pm

    Victoria Kinsella / Simon Glenister

    London

    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.

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    11 Oct

    Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, United Kingdom

    11 October 2018

    9:00 am To 5:00 pm

    Music & Drama Education Expo is Europe’s leading conference and exhibition for music and drama teachers.

    Following our successful launch in Manchester in 2017 – which welcomed over 600 music and drama delegates from across the north west – we will be moving to a bigger venue for our next event on 11 October 2018 at Old Trafford.

    The conference will offer 20 CPD seminars and workshops across the day; the chance to network and share ideas with other performing arts specialists; and a comprehensive exhibition displaying the latest education products and services from exam boards, publishers, retailers, institutions and associations across the music and drama sectors.

    Tickets are free when booked online in advance and registration will open from April 2018. Visit www.mdexpo.co.uk/manchester for the latest information.

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    20 Oct

    St Albans High School, Townsend Avenue, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3SJ, United Kingdom

    20 October 2018 To 21 October 2018

    8:45 am To 7:00 pm

    +44 (0)8445 676896

    Stephanie Oyerinde - Pop Vocalist and Workshop Leader                                 James Davey - Conductor and Choral Trainer                                                        Polly Bennett – movement director, choreographer, and practitioner        Richard Eteson - Singer and Workshop Leader                                                        Ayo Oyerinde - Creative and Music Director                                                            Jean Paul Samputu - Singer, Songwriter and Workshop Leader                        Mark De-Lisser – vocal coach, choral director, and arranger
    Karen Gibson – choir conductor and workshop leader
    Stuart Overington – conductor, vocal animator and composer
    David Lowe – classical music vocal specialist
    Greg Beardsell – musical director and choral leader
    Ula Weber – conductor, teacher trainer and workshop leader
    Bazil Meade – founder & principal of the London Community Gospel Choir  Dominic Peckham - Orchestral and Choral Conductor
    Joanna L'Estrange – x-Swingle MD and jazz vocalist
    Joanna Tomlinson – professional singer & choral director                                  Ben Parry - Ex-Swingle and Choral Director
    Russell Scott – producer, performance coach & musical director
    Pete Churchill – educator & choral director
    Ben Sawyer – trainer & choral director

    Produced by Producer & Musical Director, Russell Scott, the UK Choir Festival is designed for choirs of all abilities, ages and styles, no matter whether you are a local community choir, a cappella choir, school or university choir, gospel choir, choral society or barbershop choir.

    Each day will begin with a warm-up led by one of our expert leaders, followed by a series of workshops on various elements of singing.

    It will involve practical and method teaching and everyone will be involved. There will be mass choral singing and demonstrations and choirs will be given the opportunity to take part in a final performance at the end of each day.

    The festival is non-competitive but very much ‘hands-on’ for everyone to watch and learn from each other while being guided and developed by some of the best workshop leaders in the UK.

    There will be opportunities to busk, make new friends and talk to the workshop leaders as well as learn new techniques, brush up on performance and hear about tips and tricks to help you be the very best you can be.

    Whether you decide to attend for one day or two, the UK Choir Festival will be a fun, informative and exciting weekend of collaborative music-making!