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Musical Futures: On Cue

Starting at £125+VAT per person including all resources

Starting at £62.50+VAT for students, please email info@musicalfutures.org for more information.

  • Can music in school be truly inclusive if your ensembles demand a certain standard of note reading ability and instrumental skill?
  • How can we accommodate the range of skills levels and experience often found amongst instrumentalists in school?
  • Are we really nurturing the ‘whole musician’ if learning and performing comes from reading the notes?

On Cue is the new Musical Futures approach to non-formal music making with ensembles. Music is learned by ear and basic melodic ideas are developed through improvisation and collaborative composition.

Developed in the UK, the approach consists of 7 steps to learning musical content through use of body percussion, vocalising, singing then playing by ear to build, create and perform a new piece of music as a large group.

Event details

Event Description

Musical Futures: On Cue  is the new non-formal approach to inclusive music making with ensembles from Musical Futures.

  • For any teacher or practitioner working with a music ensemble, regardless of the level or experience of your instrumentalists or instrument combinations involved.
  • For primary music specialists, On Cue can be adapted for use with a range of instruments or to feed and build on WCIT teaching.
  • For school music teachers and music centre managers this is a great way to enhance extra-curricular music provision by engaging musicians of all levels with musical ensembles

On Cue also encourages aural learning and includes strategies for composing, improvising and singing as part of the approach.

  • Teachers or practitioners looking for new approaches to working with bands, orchestras, choirs and ensembles
  • Anyone looking to set up an inclusive ensemble of mixed ability

 

Four workshop sessions focus on:

1) On Cue-a practical exploration of our 7 step approach to music making with ensembles. Music is learned by ear and basic melodic ideas are developed through improvisation and collaborative composition.

2) Vocal workout: Found your voice but don’t how to get creative with it? Workshop some ideas for getting confident with building on simple musical starting points through vocal improvisation.

3) Improvising pick and mix: Explore fun, accessible ideas to get kids improvising, regardless of instrumental skills and experience.

4) Unpick and apply: Share ideas and resources that can make ensemble work vital, practical and engaging.

You get:

  • All the materials and resources (free) to use in your classroom straight away
  • An approach that your students will love and you’ll love to teach
  • Expert guidance through a practical and fun workshop
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Membership of Musical Futures to include access to members-only resources, equipment deals, offers and more
  • Access to our international teacher network to share ideas with like-minded teachers across the world
1) On Cue-a practical exploration of our 7 step approach to music making with ensembles. Music is learned by ear and basic melodic ideas are developed through improvisation and collaborative composition.2) Vocal workout: Found your voice but don't how to get creative with it? Workshop some ideas for getting confident with building on simple musical starting points through vocal improvisation.3) Improvising pick and mix: Explore fun, accessible ideas to get kids improvising, regardless of instrumental skills and experience.4) Unpick and apply: Share ideas and resources that can make ensemble work vital, practical and engaging.