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Vacancy: Freelance Trainee Deliverer

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Brighter Sound is looking to identify three trainees to work alongside a team of artists across a range of Brighter Sound activity. This placement aims to support musicians committed to the development of their skills as a creative practitioner.

Our traineeships aim to support and develop musicians who are looking to develop their skills in one or more of theareas in which we work,and who are passionate about unlocking creativity and innovating creative approaches to making music.

The key skills required for this role are good communication, teamwork and enthusiasm, flexibility to work with different groups of differing abilities, across a variety of settings, and a passion for innovative creative music making. The role requires an average commitment of 0.5 days a week, with the following:

  • A passion and commitment for musical learning and development with a range of people including young people, emerging artists and people discovering music later in life.
  • A strong set of musical skills from across different styles and genres.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people, from partner organisations to young people, and make contributions for the continued enhancement of any given project.
  • An ability to work clearly and communicate with Artist teams: a flexible and approachable response to creative music making, with a willingness to contribute and exchange skills and ideas as part of a team, and under own initiative.
  • A commitment to equal opportunities is essential.

You are asked to consider these key requirements of the role, and how you would respond to them, with examples from your past experience.

This placement is equal to 13 days / 26 sessions across six months from March to September 2017, and is supported with a fee of 1,170 per trainee. In addition, support and advice on career development, training opportunities and further enhancement of skills will be supported by Brighter Sound.

Please download an application pack from our website for more information about the role and how to apply HERE.

Application deadline: 5pm on Friday 13 January.

Specialist Training Days for Music Professionals

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Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance are pleased to announce three specialist music training days, led by industry experts, for music professionals:

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In Perfect Harmony partnerships for learning at KS3 music

Wednesday 11 January 10-16:30

King Charles Court

This professional development day is for education/project managers in arts and cultural organisations, music education hubs and others who are interested in developing new ways to engage with music in schools at Key Stage 3. Participants can expect to deepen their understanding of KS3 music in London schools and the priorities of teachers, before taking time to consider ways of engaging with schools.

This workshop is led by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance as part of the Music Excellence London partnership. It is open to all, including organisations outside of London and those not previously involved in Teach Through Music or Music Excellence London.


Singing Against the Clockwith Pete Churchill

Sunday 30April 10-16:00

Laban Building

Led by internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist and music educator Pete Churchill, this training day is the boost you need to develop your use of vocal work within your practice. Whatever your level of experience and vocal skill, this practical session will arm you with new ideas, techniques, inspiration, and confidence to take back to your classroom, teaching practice, or workshop session.

An additional group Skype session with Pete after the training course is offered to discuss using these skills in context.

Swipe, Tap, Click Everyday Technology in Music Makingwith Gawain Hewitt

Sunday 7 May 10-16:00

Laban Building

Delivered by Gawain Hewitt, this training day will look at how free, low cost and readily accessible technology can be incorporated into your own work, using everyday devices such as iPhones and iPads and free software on computers. The session will cover a broad range of iOS apps, as well as practical sessions on 3 specific apps and computer software.

An optional follow-on group Skype session with Gawain after the training course is offered to consolidate your new skills and answer questions.

Xmas Relaxed Singalong - Sat 3rd Dec - 10:30am

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Getready forthe Xmas Relaxed Singalong coming up on the morning of Saturday 3rd Decemberat Kettering Music and Performing Arts Centre.

These FREE sessions are specifically tailored towards the needs and abilities of children with special educational needs, communication disorders and other disabilities. But, as importantly, the sessions are also very much open to all the family... both young and old.

Our team of specialist artists lead participants through a wide range of different songs to suit all ages, abilities and interests.

We uselots of different props to make the songs interesting and exciting (e.g. real bubbles with "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles") as we as some assistive music technology (e.g. digital switches) so everyone can join in.

A signer is also present at the session and Makaton symbols are used to help some of the children understand the meaning of the song and follow the lyrics.

For further information and/or talk to organisers about any specific needs your child may have, do please contact us at:

Email:
Phone: 01604 637117 (and ask for Karen, the Head of our Kettering Music and Performing Arts Centre)

To find out more about our Centres:

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The Masque Theatre
Latimer Arts College
Castle Way
Kettering
NN15 6ST

Departure Lounge 15th Anniversary Concerts

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Departure Lounge celebrates a wonderful 15 years of experimental / electronic / improvisatory wildness with two spectacular Yorkshire performances this week:

YORK 29/11 National Centre for Early Music, 19.30

https://www.facebook.com/events/1186642321427536/

LEEDS 30/11 Arts@Trinity, 20.00

https://www.facebook.com/events/802851823150581/

Featuring Paul J. Abbott (voice/guitar/electronics), James Stephenson (oboe/synths), Lara Jones (saxophones), Laura Kox (bass flute) and Alexandros Pepelasis (Percussion).

Songwriting workshops

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Join us for this 6 week songwriting course with experienced songwriter and performer .

Over the 6 weeks, run on Tuesdays between 10th January and 14th February, Ian will layout how to structure a song and work through a variety of genres. You will then work on creating your own unique song which will be recorded professionally.

This course is open to all and no experience of writing, singing or music is required.

We will be running two sessions every Tuesday for the 6 week period.

There will be a morning session or an afternoon session so please let us know which session you would prefer to attend.

Session 1 - 10am - 12pm

Session 2 - 1pm - 3pm

Kathak and Tabla Classes 2017

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Sonia Sabri Company are gearing up for their new term of Kathak and Tabla classes for 2017!

From beginners to those with experience, our dance and music classes cater to all ages and talents. Join us in an exploration of South Asian arts, as you learn everything from foundation building basics to more polished and intricate techniques. Whether youre looking to learn a new skill or improve your current knowledge, there is no better way to learn than alongside our celebrated professionals.

Deadline for enrolment is Monday 12th December 2016.

New Class begins Saturday 14th January 2017.

For more information and to enrol please contact: mel@ssco.org.uk 0121 622 3135

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