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Training the Community Musician 2020

Sound Sense in partnership with University of Aberdeen, Edinburgh Youth Music, Sound Connections and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

In February, Sound Sense and partners presented the second Training the Community Musician Symposium, hosted by Trinity Laban Conservatoire and supported by Thomas Deane Trust.

The sold-out event, the second in a series of four symposiums planned welcomed delegates from across the UK, Europe and the US. We were pleased to welcome a mix of practising community musicians, educators, students and researchers from the field.

Building on the themes that came out of the first symposium in 2019, the structure this year offered more formal symposium activities and presentations on day 1, followed by a day of Open Space Facilitation on day 2.

Delegates explored themes such as What are the desirable and essential skills of a Community Musician? What is the Community Musicians Duty of Care; to self and other? and Within Training, what is the balance between training the person and training the musician?

A full evaluation report of the event, including the themes discussed and contributions made by delegates, will be available soon and we will be sharing the findings here in Sounding Board.

The team are busy planning the next symposium, which will take place in February 2021. Watch this space for more details!

 


Training the Community Musician 2019

The first of an annual series of gatherings, our Training the Community Musician symposium took place at the University of Aberdeen in February 2019.

We were delighted to welcome 50 delegates to the two day event, with people travelling from across the UK, Canada, USA and Israel to be there. Using an Open Space model, the event allowed participants the space and time to set the agenda and explore topics that mattered to them. The result was a powerful discussion space with plenty of room for networking and connecting with others in the field.

Download the Evaluation and Summary Report

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