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Harriet Clifford

Orchestras for All to boost music leadership skills with new programme

1:02, 22nd February 2021

The Music Leadership Training Programme is designed to provide music leaders and teachers working in state secondary schools, music hubs and community music services with new skills. 

Through 10 online CPD modules, four of which are new, Orchestras for All will provide expert training to support teachers to develop or start an ensemble, with sessions covering conducting, finding suitable music, tips on running an inclusive rehearsal, and more. 

As part of the launch, Orchestras for All is also hosting a series of free, live webinars via Zoom, with guest appearances from musicians and educators such as Sian Edwards, Orchestras for All’s patron and head of conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, and multi-instrumentalist and composer Emily Askew. 

The four new online modules now available are: Conducting Skills 3, Classroom Band, Group Composing and Making Notation Accessible. 

Orchestras for All’s popular introductory module, Preparing to Lead an Ensemble, and Learning by Ear are now free thanks to support from partners, the English Folk Dance and Song Society

Sian Edwards said: ‘I feel strongly that any orchestra or ensemble, of any skill level, deserves great leadership – and can be transformed by it. 

‘Music Leadership Training gives music teachers and music leaders the skills and the confidence they need to stand up in front of an ensemble in their school or community and be that great leader. 

‘I am pleased to share the skills and knowledge I have with the extraordinary, dedicated people working at the front line in their schools and communities.’

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