Tuning the Concert

Gold Arts Award Portfolio

The Journey: Exploring Music Education November 18, 2010

I particularly enjoyed developing the FUNomusica Family Concerts as part of my job working for a professional orchestra.  This prompted me to want to learn more about the role of music education within the music industry whether it is in schools, orchestras or part of outreach projects. I wanted to discover what opportunities there were to enter into this field, looking at the role of the music teacher, animateur and administrator.

I volunteered on a number music outreach projects as well as shadowing music practioneers which came to a total of 9 days work experience:

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Children’s concert: The Four Corners of the World August 1, 2010

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I attended the culmination of a project run by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra called The Four Corners of the World on 13 July. Three schools where involved in the project lead by an animatuer and nine musicians. They worked on a curriculum-driven project based on folk legends and mythology. The concert was a chance for the parents to see their hard work and hear each classes’ composition.