The children I am working with are responding to positively. They are very keen to learn new music and don’t not feel threatened to play. They enjoy the ‘have a go’ and ‘just play’ strategy.
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
18th October 2016
Musical Futures’ annual conference is a call to action to keep relevant, dynamic, inclusive and engaging music learning alive for all young people, whether you work in primary or secondary education, no matter what your background or experience.
Keynote speech by BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens | Practical strategies for making your school ensembles inclusive (Adam Saunders) | Musical Futures’ latest approach to building instrumental skills through whole class music making (Martin Ainscough and Lucy Dalton, Fred Longworth High School) | 21st Century Classroom (Staff and students from AudioActive and Ableton) | Workshopping GCSE set works (Kitt Garner, Wymondham School) | Get your most reluctant students singing with Find Your Voice (Rob Kitchen and Sharon Durant, Sage Gateshead) | Google Classroom: Assessing music musically (Amy Coombe, Clapton Girls Academy) | From classroom to concert hall (Andy Smith, Manchester Camerata and Orchestras Live) | Inclusive assessment and accreditation (Jocelyn Watkins, Treloar School and Jonathan Westrup, Drake Music) | Makey Makey your own electronic instrument (Peter Romhany and Matt Keil, Morpeth School) | Assessment clinic (Martin Fautley, Birmingham City University) | GCSE Exam specification clinics (OCR, Eduqas and Edexcel) | Measure what you value not what is easily measured (Sharon Bruton, Keys Federation Academies) | Can we push beyond genre and into music (Andy Scott and Katie Chatburn, RNCM) | Music + creativity -> excellent engineering (David M Howard, Royal Holloway)
Plus exhibition space, networking opportunities, and a whole lot of music making!
Gold sponsor: Trinity College London
Equipment sponsor: PMT
Silver sponsor: ABRSM