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Sound Foundation Somerset 

Welcome to the latest round up of news and opportunities from your local music education hub.  Below is just a small selection of what we have on offer to Somerset schools, teachers, young people and musicians. Click on the 'read more' link at the bottom of each article to go through to our website for full stories, event and booking details.

Make sure you visit www.soundfoundationsomerset.org.uk, find us on us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with musical happenings around the county.

With best wishes for the festive season

Sound Foundation Somerset

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Jackdaws OperaPLUS nominated for Best Classical Music Education Initiative

OperaPLUS, from Jackdaws Music Education Trust, has been nominated in the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence in the category “Best Classical Music Education Initiative”. The award, sponsored by ClassicFM, is recognition of the incredible work this project has done to share high quality opera with children and young people in hard to reach communities across Somerset.

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Want to apply for Artsmark and celebrate your school’s commitment to the arts? Spaeda and RIO are providing a series of briefings and development days to find out all about Arts Award and Artsmark, and how these can benefit your school.

The sessions will be open to music and arts teachers, subject coordinators, governor and senior management representatives.

The events are FREE for Somerset schools, thanks to the support of Sound Foundation Somerset and are a great way to find out about Artsmark, the Arts Award and local arts education opportunities.

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Gamelan Residences

Actiontrack Performance Company created an Indonesian cultural explosion in a day at Maiden Beech School. The show saw the Year 8s tell the tale of Tu-Tu-Moo and the Giant, an Indonesian folk tale similar to Little Red Riding Hood. The performance involved over 100 children dancing, puppeteering, performing and playing the Gamelan. 

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Sing Up training session for Teachers, TA’S, Supply and Volunteer staff, on the 20th January. Suitable for Keystages 1 and 2. Want to know how to access the fantastic singing resources available online and navigate around the website?

Come and learn how you can get your class (and school) singing, support your curriculum and music teaching, whilst getting some tips on the best songs available.

Particularly suitable for those who lack confidence in leading singing themselves, but want to get their pupils singing more.

Special rate only £10 per person!

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On the Record 5

Love music? Want to learn more about the music industry? Aged between 11 - 19? This project is for you!

Actiontrack Performance company are excited to be running our ever popular On The Record project. This being the 5th On The Record album, it’s going to be bigger and better than ever!

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A CPD day for professionals with Count Me In. January 30th, 2016.

Music organisation Count Me In are offering places for their latest training day, aimed at educators and professionals using music to work in inclusive settings.

Based on the methods they use in their Youth Music project AllStars, the team are offering an inspiring and practical day of exploring ways to fully include young people with additional needs and work with mixed ability groups. Attendees will also be given an invitation to join the group at a live music workshop.

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South Somerset Schools taking part in major music project with the Philharmonia Orchestra

The Octagon Theatre has unveiled plans for a ground-breaking new music project called ‘Strike A Chord!’ that will see the South Somerset venue join forces with acclaimed conductor Charles Hazlewood and one of Britain’s most celebrated orchestras, the London-based Philharmonia Orchestra. The South Somerset District Council (SSDC) run venue has been awarded funding, a £49,998 ‘Grant for the Arts’

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Trumpet Skills Sunday - including cornet and Flugelhorn, Sunday 17th January. Hosted within the beautiful surroundings of Wells Cathedral School, come and enjoy an inspirational day with four fabulous tutors.

Ensemble playing, Natural trumpet sessions. Learn with professional players

All levels of players and teachers supported...

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