It was great to see lots of you at conference. It seemed that people were in good spirits, getting lots out of the sessions and pleased with the new venue. It's been great also to visit lots of you in your schools, taking us up on the free 2-hour consultation, with several more booked in before the Christmas break. Visits so far have led to some really insightful conversations and colleagues taking away ideas on how they could move their curriculum forward. Get in touch if you would like to book in a visit for the new year.
Speaking of bookings for the new year, don't forget to sign up to our next network meeting at Falcon House on Friday 19th January! The meeting will focus on composition ideas and strategies for Key Stage 4, which I know is an area that many of you are interested in. Oh, and there will be cake and/or biscuits, obvs. To sign up, open this booking form.
To continue the composition theme, here is a short video with some ideas on how to start students off on a film music composition. Apologies for the sound quality, but I was trying to be quiet while the kids were in bed!
Finally, please see below for a message from Beccy Read, offering yet another great opportunity from the Martin Read Foundation.
Do you have aspiring young composers aged 14 to 17 this academic year?
This exciting award scheme is for them!
Partnering this year with the Royal College of Music Junior Department, we will be mentoring the award-holders to write a short piece for solo percussionist, using their extensive percussion suite, with a premiere at RCM on March 16th. They will be working with their MRF mentor and Head of Percussion, Cameron Sinclair.
Please find below further information on the Scheme and how to apply. Please forward this information to your aspiring young composers.
Registrations for the scheme must reach MRF by Sat. 29th Dec.
We look forward to receiving the applications.
Thanks for reading!