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Training the Community Musician

Sound Sense, in partnership with The University of Aberdeen and Edinburgh Youth Music Forum, is pleased to announce the first in a series of symposiums, bringing together practitioners who facilitate community music in formal, informal or non-formal settings.

The symposium will take place at The University of Aberdeen on 18th & 19th February 2019 and focus on sharing practices and approaches in the training of community musicians, whilst developing an understanding of issues facing those teaching this emerging field. Find out more here.

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07 February 2019
This new report, authored by Dr Alison Daubney (University of Sussex), Gary Spruce (Birmingham City University) and Deborah Annetts (ISM), asks serious questions regarding the direction of travel of current education policy
17 January 2019
Sound Connections, a Sound Sense member, is inviting applications for two programmes for 2019 to support music projects for children and young people in London
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18 February 2019 - 19 February 2019
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Sound Sense, in partnership with the University of Aberdeen and Edinburgh Youth Music Forum invites you to take part in the first of a series of symposia, bringing together practitioners who teach Community Music in formal, informal and non-formal settings.
21 February 2019
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