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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.

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.

We are delighted to announce  that the Singing Strategy for 2014/15 will include one free vocal workshop/CPD day for every school. Somerset Music will be working in partnership with Jackdaws to deliver the Singing Strategy for Sound Foundation Somerset, so please get in touch with them to find out more.

With best wishes for the forthcoming term

Sound Foundation Somerset

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Singing Skills Day For Teachers, TA’s, Supply and Volunteer Staff

Singing Skills Day For Teachers, TA’s, Supply and Volunteer Staff

Singing skills day for teachers, TA’s, supply and volunteer staff, at Jackdaws Music Education Trust, Great Elm, Frome Do you want to know how you can use singing in the classroom and in school to support the national plan for music education and deliver the new curriculum? Does your confidence in using your singing voice need a boost?

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Sound Foundation Somerset Festival a sunny success!

Sound Foundation Somerset Festival a sunny success!

Over a hot July weekend, Taunton played host to a myriad of musical performances. The Sound Foundation Somerset Festival was received with roaring applause by the Taunton public. There was opera in orchard, grooves in Goodlands Gardens and beats at the newly opened Brewhouse, which hosted the majority of the festival on it's exterior decking. Jaws Dropped and toes tapped …

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Actiontrack Gamelan workshop opportunity

Actiontrack Gamelan workshop opportunity

Actiontrack performance company will be running another one of their popular Gamelan residencies next Spring Term at Monkton Heathfield School. This is an exciting chance for groups or classes from other schools to attend the workshops and be introduced to the exciting music of the Javanese gamelan Read more.

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Somerset Youth Choir Audition Workshops

Somerset Youth Choir Audition Workshops

Love to Sing? The Somerset County Youth Choir is reforming! Open to young people aged 11-21 years old, auditions will be held from October 2014 and throughout the year.

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Request a free DVD of the Ten Pieces film for your school

Request a free DVD of the Ten Pieces film for your school

If you have missed the Cinema screenings, there's still a chance to get your school involved with the BBC Ten Pieces initiative. To place your order for the Ten Pieces film on DVD for your primary school, please email tenpieces@bbc.co.uk with 'DVD' in the subject. Remember to include your school's name and full postal address and a contact name. - …

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Jackdaws OperaPLUS

Jackdaws OperaPLUS

Jackdaws OperaPLUS Your class could be in an opera with professional opera singers and even have it performed in your school if the space available is appropriate.  Workshops and rehearsals all led and supported and teaching materials provided.  A project delivered by Jackdaws. Contact saffron@jackdaws.org for more information

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Hestercombe Centre for Young Musicians

Hestercombe Centre for Young Musicians

The  recently opened Hestercombe Centre for young musicians  is a division of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  The Saturday School offers young students in the county of Somerset the chance to gain access to ensemble performance workshops and individual lessons in woodwind, brass and string instruments as well as singing, piano, guitar and bass guitar. Bursaries are …

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South West Flute Day

South West Flute Day

Are you Grade 5+  and always wanted to play with professional flute players ? Well here’s a fantastic opportunity for flute players to enjoy an inspirational day  Read more.

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