28 Oct 2016

Free professional development opportunity for Hull-based music leaders

Work with UK-leading composer mentor in run-up to festival of new music.

Music leaders are invited to join two free workshops ahead of the PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Biennial Festival in July 2017.

Two professional development workshop sessions, led by award-winning composer and music leader James Redwood, are taking place at the University of Hull’s music department on Friday 4 November 2016.

James has top form when it comes to bringing world-class musicians and communities together: He works all over the country with orchestras, opera companies and arts organisations composing with and for non-professional groups, including the Spitalfields Skills Lab.

As part of this world-class City of Culture project, five of the composers;  Errollyn Wallen ,
Brian Irvine, Jason Singh, Sam Lee and Eliza Carthy and their composer mentor, James Redwood, will be involved in a residency programme working with communities, musicians and students in Hull to create new music, to support and nurture the musical talent that already exists in the city.

The professional development workshop sessions are split into a morning and an afternoon session. During the morning session (9.15am-12.30pm) local music leaders will gather to share ideas about best practice in leading collaborative music-making.  This session will include opportunities to share ideas, as well as practical games, activities and compositional starting points for creative workshops.

The afternoon session, the University Toolbox (1.45pm-5pm), is aimed primarily as a development opportunity for creative music leaders who are interested in getting involved in supporting the PRS New Music Biennial Residency Programme.  The workshop will include games and activities that can be used to structure group composition work.

To book your place, please email TheTeam@hull2017.co.uk, providing your contact details, any access needs, and indicating which session you would like to attend. Please note: unless you are a University of Hull student already involved in the residency, please book in for either the morning session or the whole day (lunch not included). Students part of the residency can attend only the afternoon if they wish. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. Those with a place will be sent full confirmation details.

PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Biennial is generously supported by Hull UK City of Culture, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Arts Council England, BBC Radio 3, Southbank Centre, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Cockayne, The John S Cohen Foundation, the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, The Finzi Trust, RVW Trust, The Bliss Trust and NMC Recordings. www.newmusicbiennial.co.uk.

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