Our Future Music
The Our Future Music programme incorporates training and development opportunities across the five south-east hubs. They range from internships to professional opportunities for music leaders to developing inclusive practice for management teams.
In addition to events and sessions that we host and make available to people outside music hub teams to attend, there are also a wide range if sessions that are available to buy into your organisation and tailor to suit your needs. All the offers shown here have a focus on developing inclusive practice.
Develop an Inclusive Music Practitioner Internship, opening-up routes into employment for aspiring young music leaders by supporting those with barriers to accessing current opportunities.
Brighton and Hove Music and Arts (BHMA) have developed a toolkit establishing a methodology, plan and supporting documents to support paid internships alongside their Our Future Music programme. We are sharing our experiences of developing and trialling this internship model, offering insight and support for how you might incorporate or adapt our approach and tools for your own organisation.
The course can be delivered as a one-off introduction (half day), with options for a longer series of shorter sessions. Facilitated by SoundCity Music Education Hub partner Kate Regester and Learning and Partnerships Manager Emma Collins. Price on application, to book contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Pathways into Music is the first in a series of seminars outlining how musicians can build a business and a career around their music. It explains how artists kickstart their own businesses and careers, introduces the people and companies they can work with, and explores the challenges and opportunities in both the global and the local music community. The course is aimed at those teaching, advising and supporting early-career musicians and future music industry talent, as well as anyone who is at the start of their own music career, on stage or behind the scenes.
The course can be delivered as a one-off introduction (half day), with options for a longer series of shorter sessions. Facilitated by industry professionals Chris Cooke, co-Founder and MD of CMU and Phil Nelson, Artist manager, lecturer and researcher. Price on application, to book contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Music, Trauma And The Nervous System offers an introduction to the way music affects the nervous system and how it can be used as an inclusive tool to address the symptoms and behaviours of trauma and overwhelm. Learn a simple definition of trauma and a framework for understanding the accompanying behaviours. Experience the way music affects human beings biologically, psychologically and socially. Learn about the self-regulation cycle of the nervous system. Experience how musical activities support people to regulate and bring them safely back in touch with their bodies. Learn about self-care in the context of supporting vulnerable young people. This course is aimed at music practitioners working with young people.
A whole day course includes access to a monthly online supervision Q and A with the tutor as part of a global community of practitioners using this methodology. Facilitated by Darren Abrahams, qualified trauma therapist and certified High Performance Coach. Adaptable to the needs of services / tutors. Available either as a 3 hour half day or 6 hour full day course. Price on application, to book contact email@example.com
Music in the Round exploring the tools, skill-set and environment needed to create an inclusive ensemble. SoundCity partner James Redwood (music leader and composer) will share the games, grooves, songs and structured improvisations he has used in creative composition workshops in SEN/D settings. The focus will be on practical music-making ideas but there will also be room for shared discussion and reflection about some of the challenges associated with music-making with groups comprising musicians of widely differing skills and experience. This course is aimed at Music leaders, school teachers, educators working in any setting, young artists (18+). Session length and fee to be agreed, to book contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Makaton for Music Workshops introductory workshop, designed to support music leaders working in SEN settings. This fun and interactive session will introduce the use of signs and gesture, giving practitioners an understanding of Makaton can be used to support children in your workshops, alongside some introductory signs/resources commonly used by music leaders.
Facilitated by SoundCity Partner Jason Hammond, Makaton tutor, classroom teacher and SENCo. This course is aimed at music leaders, school teachers, educators working in any setting, young artists (18+). Session length and fee to be agreed, to book contact email@example.com.
SoundCity: SEND Hub Working Group focused on developing high quality experiences in music for children and young people with Special Educational Needs/Disabilities. This established network meets three times per year to share good practice, highlight local opportunities (for young people and practitioners), network and learn together. Chaired by a senior leader from one of the city’s special schools, current members include teachers from both special and mainstream schools, instrumental/vocal teachers, music leaders, arts organisations, community organisations, music therapists and parents from across Brighton & Hove and beyond.
Free to attend. Meetings held at Brighton & Hove Music & Arts. To be added to the mailing list/request details of these meetings contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SoundCity: FUTURES Musical Inclusion Working Group focused on increasing access and progression in music for children and young people who experience barriers to participation (social or economic). This established network meets three times per year to share good practice, highlight local opportunities (for young people and practitioners), network and learn together. Chaired by Audio Active, current members include teachers from both special and mainstream schools, instrumental/vocal teachers, music leaders, arts organisations, community development organisations, youth workers, social workers, a radio station, community organisers and staff from professional venues in Brighton & Hove.
Free to attend. Meetings at various venues in Brighton area in November, February and June. To be added to the mailing list/request details of these meetings contact email@example.com.