Music for Youth: Launch, New Music Stage
Exploring the challenges of working with new music in education
in partnership with Sound and Music
Friday 11 July, 1430‒1600 plus networking reception
Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire
What do we mean by new music?
Working creatively with repertoire ‒ heritage vs creativity and innovation
Collaborating with composers ‒ it’s not just about commissioning new works…
…Why should we care?
This event launches MFY’s focus on:
- new music written by, or for performance by, young musicians
- talent development initiatives, including collaborations between professional artists and young musicians, music leaders and teachers
- new and digital technologies in performance.
What is the event?
An afternoon of performances, discussions and presentations bringing together established composers, leading academics, music practitioners and young people.
The event will:
- Announce exciting new projects linked to the New Music Stage in which you can get involved.
- Promote the performance of imaginative and challenging repertoire by young musicians.
- Demonstrate good practice, presenting examples from different educational settings
- Discuss approaches to support young composers and the teaching of composition
- Provide resources, toolkits and contacts
- Kerry Andrew, composer, performer and writer.
- Martin Fautley, Professor of Education at Birmingham City University
- Susannah Eastburn, Chief Executive at Sound and Music
- Peter Wiegold, Composer, Professor and Head of Music Research at Brunel University
- Damien Harron, Composer and Senior Lecturer at Leeds College of Music
More contributors to be announced soon!
Who is the event for?
Teachers (primary / secondary / instrumental)
Music Hub leads
Music directors and conductors
Composers and artists working in educational context
To book your free place at this event visit https://newmusicstage.eventbrite.co.uk
RSVP by Friday 4th July
After the event, guests are invited to join a private reception for further networking and discussion.