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The Creative Music Training Summer School offers a unique opportunity for musicians and educators to develop and study collaborative workshop-leading skills and creative ways of communicating through music in diverse participatory contexts.
Music leaders of the 21st century are required to fulfil many roles – as leader, conductor, collaborator, improviser, composer and educator. This new five day summer school is designed to equip practitioners with skills which aid and support effective workshop leading and collaborative music making.
Through sessions focused on improvisation, collaborative composition, percussion skills (drawing upon traditions from around the globe), harmony, leadership and conducting, participants in the Creative Music Training Summer School will develop skills including flexibility and a knowledge of a wide range of musical styles, fluency within improvisation, rhythmic strength, vocal confidence, strong physical presence and use of body language as well as the ability to multitask.
In addition to structured classes, each student will become part of a creative ensemble – giving participants the opportunity to practically implement their learning with one of Barbican Guildhall’s collaborative ensembles of young people – and a mentoring group enabling reflective discussion and consolidation of the ideas covered in the course.
Each day will begin with a whole group warming-up session and end with all participants coming together for an informal sharing of music making from the day.
The Barbican-Guildhall’s Creative Learning Department has over 25 years of experience, excellence and leadership in this field. The course will be led by experienced Creative Learning tutors and will include sessions led by other inspirational artists with a wide variety of experience across different contexts. The Guildhall School is situated in the City of London next door to the Barbican Arts Centre, which houses two theatres, a concert hall, cinemas and galleries. It is also within easy reach of the West End and the Southbank. This course has a Barbican-based residential option for those seeking accommodation.
Fee: £575 (including lunch)
The course fee does not include accommodation. However, accommodation is available in self-catered flats in the School’s Hall of Residence, Sundial Court.
Tuesday 27 – Saturday 31 August 2013
Participant requirementsApplicants must be 18 years of age or over on the first day of the course. Applicants should ensure they have sufficient English language skills to be able to cope with the demands of this course.
Participants are expected to have demonstrable musicianship skills acquired either through formal training or self-taught.
It is recommended that students take out insurance cover, including cover for theft and the loss of fees in the event of illness or accident. For international students needing help in finding an insurance company, you might try www.students-insurance.eu/
Should you wish to use your participation in the summer school as credit for a university or college course you are undertaking, this would be a matter for you to agree with your current institution. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer assessments.
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