Day 3: Wednesday 19 May

Today’s focus: Creating & Curating Online Music Experiences

Today’s theme examines how to prepare and present music performance online. How can online music performance work well? What can we do to make it inclusive? We’ll round off with another interactive, creative workshop, exploring live DJing and looping skills and giving you the confidence to use this in your own practice.

10.00 – 11.30am

Inclusive online performances and workshops
A deep dive into how two organisations adapted the ways they reached audiences and participants during the pandemic. This interactive webinar will include case studies and an opportunity to share, learn and develop our inclusive practice in online music making and performance.

  • Hear how Live Music Now’s performances were modified to reach pupils at special schools across the country, and what they needed to consider when working with their communities online.
  • Discover how The National Centre for Early Music continued to make music for and with D/(d)eaf children and families through their wide -ranging online programme.

Watch the replay here

10.00 – 11.40am

Musicans’ Union Advice Surgeries
Book a one-to-one 15-minute surgery slot

An opportunity to gain advice on any of the following topics to do with teaching and education: contracts, employment issues, training, career development and issues facing the music education sector. These sessions are limited in number and are available from 10am.

2.15 – 3.45pm

Taking Youth Ensembles Online
How have youth ensembles presented and performed their work online in the last year? What has worked well, and what needs to be considered when planning online performances?

  • Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service explain how they made their Digital Festivals and Online Ensembles work and what they learned.
  • National Youth Choirs of Great Britain talk about creating opportunities out of adversity and using this as a springboard to look at creative ways of working with online technology as we gradually return to in-person delivery. This presentation will give an insight into the mentality of both NYCGB and the Stay At Home Choir and aims to inspire new projects and collaborations.
  • Athenry Music School Sinfonietta discuss ‘Zoom conducting – reframing the baton‘ examining how to prepare young people for a socially distanced performance via Zoom, the skills developed by young musicians, including critical listening, critical musical observation and critical musical thinking.

Watch the replay here

4.00 – 5.00pm

Interactive Live DJ/Live Loop Workshop
Discover how The Music Works have been leading live looping and DJ skills workshops with young people online, in real time, with great success. Build your knowledge and confidence with this hands-on workshop, that will encourage you to incorporate DJing and live looping into your own practice.

6.00 – 7.30pm

Wellbeing Workshop
Being a music educator can be challenging, not least in the last year! This wellbeing workshop with Andrea Wright will support you in exploring and developing ways to be well in your work.

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