• Friday , 19 April 2019

Resources and Useful Links

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Resources: Learning and Performance

Somerset Performing Arts Library – extensive collection of music and drama sets, scores and scripts available to borrow through the Somerset library service.

Instrument hire with Somerset Music is now available at competitive rates to all children and young people learning an instrument in Somerset. Instrument Repair is also available.

SomersetOnline Music –  eLearning platform with lesson and course building tools that have been discussed and designed in conjunction with Somerset Music , together with interactive resources across a range of areas.

Sheet music provided by Somerset Music

Charanga Music – Contemporary digital resources for music teachers and school

BBC Ten Pieces -opening up the world of classical music to the next generation.

SingUp – resources and ideas to make signing part of every child’s learning

Trinity College London – From videos and audio to handouts and booklets, and much more in between, our range of resources provide musicians, students and teachers with support with their music-making and exam preparation.

Funding, bursaries and support for young people to make music

Youth Music – a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people experiencing challenging circumstances.

Awards for Young Musicians – supporting talented young people from low-income families, helping them to overcome financial and social barriers.

Drake Music – Commisions for emerging deaf and disabled artists and training for inclusive professionals

Take It Away – Take it away provides interest free loans for the purchase of musical instruments & equipment

Music organisations working with young people in Somerset 

Visit our list of SFS delivery partners here

Somerset Rural Youth Project Rural Music Network– The Rural Music Network offers young people and their communities free music-making sessions across the county.

Count Me In – Heart Beats Music Club for younger adults with learning disabilities.

Halsway Manor – working with young people to provide interactive and engaging experiences to ignite and support their interest in folk music.

CICCIC Hullabaloo monthly workshops -a monthly night of musical adventures dedicated to free improvisation and a love of music, sound and noise. Anyone can join in, with their voice, acoustic or electronic instruments and sound makers. All ages.

Wells Cathedral School – Wells offers a specialist music scheme for students who wish to pursue a career in music

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – providing concerts and performance opportunities for schools and young people.

Organisations working Beyond Somerset

National Childrens Orchestra – NCO provides a world class foundation in orchestral performance and musicianship to amazing young musicians living in the UK aged 7-14 years.

OpenUp Music -making orchestras accessible to young disabled people

You may like to research opportunities within our neighbouring Music Education Hubs in Wiltshire, Dorset, BANES, Devon and North Somerset.

Professional Networks and Membership Organisations and Sector Leads, Advocacy and Evidence of the Impact of Music on health, wellbeing and attainment.

Music Education Works – Collecting, summarising and sharing evidence of the impact of music education

Youth Music Network – a free-to-join online community for everyone whose work involves making music with children and young people.

Music Mark – Music Mark lobbies for, and champions, a government supported, high quality, music education provision for all school aged children and young people which addresses diversity, equity and inclusion at its core.

Incorporated Society of Musicians – the UK’s professional body for musicians and a nationally recognised subject association for music.

Musicians Union -a community of over 30,000 musicians. Protect your rights as a musician, or protect the music you love and become a supporter.

Making Music – a wide UK organisations working to support amateur musicians

Soundsense – the UK membership organisation for community musicians.

Youth Music Network – a free-to-join online community for everyone whose work involves making music with children and young people.

Help Musicians UK – the leading UK charity for musicians of all genres, from starting out through to retirement.

Association of British Orchestras -the national body representing the collective interests of professional orchestras, youth ensembles and the wider classical music industry throughout the UK

Drake Music – Drake Music are leaders in music, disability and technology.

Music Education Council (MEC) – acts as a medium for bringing together in a working relationship those organisations and institutions in the United Kingdom involved in music education and music education training.

Accreditation for young people and music leaders

Music Grade Exams, Diplomas and Certificates : Trinity College London

Music Grade Exams: ABRSM

Music Grade Exams and qualifications: Rockschool

Arts Award  –  inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents

Certificate for Music Educators (CME): A number of providers are offering the CME across the country including ABRSM and Trinity College London. You can read an overview of this new qualification here – https://www.ism.org/blog/the-bigger-picture-part-2