Music Festival Programme for Schools 2015

Music Festival Programme for Schools

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in making music at this year’s Music Festival, so don’t miss out!

EDUCATION PARTNERS


The George Cadbury Trust
Grace Fry Charitable Trust
The Reed Foundation
The Steel Charitable Trust
70th Anniversary Appeal Donors


INVITE THE FESTIVAL INTO YOUR SCHOOL:

MUSIC WORKSHOPS IN SCHOOLSENGAGING, INSPIRING, INTERACTIVE

These workshops are most suitable for KS2
June 2015, from £25 / workshop

PAINT THE MUSIC WITH JAMES MAYHEW

Invite James to your school to discover and explore the power, beauty and emotion in a piece of music. Give your pupils the opportunity to develop their listening, music appreciation, and illustration skills in a workshop with the maestro of painting to music.

You can choose from:

  • Painting to Music Workshops (W1), where your pupils will create individual masterpieces that tell the story conveyed by a piece of music
  • Mural Workshops (W2), where pupils will collaborate to produce a sensational wall-sized piece of art that will be displayed at the Festival, and then returned to your school

Painting to Music workshops will last for 1¼ – 1½ hours.
Mural workshops will occupy a morning or a whole day, depending on the number of participants.
In order to ensure the best experience for your pupils, please read the workshop guidelines.

DOMINIC HARLAN

Pianist, presenter and music educator Dominic Harlan will lead Vocal Music Workshops (W3) in which the children will write lyrics, compose melodies, and perform music from a range of genres. Taking music from the world of theatre and BBC’s ‘Ten Pieces’ project as a starting point, these high-octane workshops will culminate in a staged performance that will showcase the children’s vocal abilities and power to communicate.

Each workshop will last for 2 – 2½ hours, including the performance.
In order to ensure the best experience for your pupils, please read the workshop guidelines.

Book a workshop


BRING YOUR PUPILS TO THE FESTIVAL:

CONCERT FOR SCHOOLS AND MUSIC EXPLORERS

Only £1 per pupil! Most suitable for KS2

Enjoy the exhilarating sound of a full brass band, and the exquisite intricacies of a string quartet, and watch artist James Mayhew paint the stories behind the music. Featuring music from the BBC’s Ten Pieces, the Flowers Band and the Carducci Quartet will take you on a journey from the grandeur of Holst to the magic of Mussorgsky, entertaining, informing and inspiring your pupils along the way.

After the Concert your pupils can get their hands on a range of orchestral instruments in a Music Explorers session, with expert guidance provided by specialists. Why not bring lunch with you and picnic in the beautiful gardens behind the Town Hall?

Every teacher will be able to take away a pack of information about making and learning music in Gloucestershire, including first steps and progression routes.

CHELTENHAM TOWN HALL

Concert: Friday 3 July, 10.30 – 11.30am
Music Explorers: 11.45am and 12.45pm

Book Concert for Schools & Music Explorers

EDUCATION PARTNERS


The George Cadbury Trust
Grace Fry Charitable Trust
The Reed Foundation
The Steel Charitable Trust
70th Anniversary Appeal Donors


YEAR-ROUND OPPORTUNITIES:

GAMELAN WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOLS

Year-round, Pittville Pump Room, prices from £75 / workshop

Gamelan: an ensemble of tuned bronze percussion instruments from Indonesia, and a versatile tool for music education at all levels. The simplicity of the playing technique makes the instruments instantly accessible to children and adults, whatever their level of musical ability. So why not bring your pupils to a workshop to explore new sounds, make music, and have fun at the same time?

This was a fantastic experience for our pupils, not only in the use of this musical equipment, but the way the session was taught; they were playing as a group & able to produce music.

Teacher, The Milestone School

And over-18s can join the Community Gamelan Players any time to learn to play this beautiful music.

More information here


READ ALL ABOUT IT

GOING FOR A SONG

We are delighted to be collaborating with young composer and musical director Michael Betteridge on a community music project in Hesters Way in Cheltenham. Working with two local groups, Michael will encourage and empower them to explore music, discover their voice, reflect on their experiences, and compose songs inspired by and responding to specific sites that are important to them.

You can follow the groups’ progress on our website, and then see them perform the songs both in Hesters Way, at the sites they have chosen, and as part of the Music Festival Family Day on Saturday 11 July.


TEN PIECES AND US

Cheltenham Music Festival is proud to be supporting this exciting BBC-led initiative. We are a Ten Pieces Champion, and every element of this year’s Education programme will feature some of the superb compositions that make up the Ten Pieces repertoire.

The Music Festival’s education programme aims to inspire the performers, composers, producers and audiences of the future. We have a proven track record of opening up the world of classical music through a range of creative media, and this reflects the ambitions of Ten Pieces.