Hub Bulletin August 2019


Welcome to our August Music Hub Bulletin. Please email us news@yorkmusichub.org.uk with anything you'd like us to publicise or feature in our September edition.

We hope this bulletin finds those of you having a summer break relaxed and refreshed ahead of the next academic year. We are continuing to seek to appoint a part time (equivalent to 1 day per week) admin assistant and are still collecting expressions of interest. Click here for the job description or please email info@yorkmusichub.org.uk , for further details of this post. Anyone wishing to apply for the post, please send a covering letter and CV to info@yorkmusichub.org.uk by midday on September 2nd 2019.

Recent Events...

Summer Schools and Workshops

Accessible Arts and Media - 'Musical Escape Room'

There have been lots of music making activities happening this summer for young people in and around York. York Music Hub has been proud to support so many different things on offer and there truly has been something for everyone - regardless of ability level or taste in music.

Performing Arts Etc were at Pocklington Arts Centre last week with their 'Summer School Etc' production of The Jungle Book; York Music Forum ran a 3 day Jazz Summer School at the end of July with a fantastic final concert at The Jack Lyons Concert Hall; Rock God Academy ran two weeks of Music workshops at the start of the summer break with performances from 12 bands at The Crescent Community Venue; and finally Accessible Arts & Media have been running IMPs holiday clubs and worked with Apollo Ensemble last month to create their own Musical Escape Room

Performing Arts Etc - 'Summer School Etc'

Click here for images of the YMF Jazz Summer school

RockGod Academy gig and rehearsal photos


YMF launch new Pop Soul Choir.

What is it? It’s a choir for any young people (aged 12 to 21) to sing their favourite pop and soul songs from present day to classic material. No previous experience needed as we’re intending for the Pop Soul Choir to be very large so nobody will feel too exposed!

Here's a video explaining more :)

When are the sessions? Thursday evenings from 6 till 7 at Vale Of York Academy.

Who’s the Ensemble Director? We are thrilled and delighted that we’ve secured the services of the amazing Kate Peters. Put simply, Kate is one of the finest singers in the UK across a range of different styles and an inspirational Musical Director.

What about concerts? There will definitely be concerts. But what will be different is that the concerts will be backed by a live band! The choir will have all the same quality and attention to detail as all our other ensembles so will sound amazing! Sign up is at www.yorkmusicforum.co.uk

Soundwaves at York Music Centre

Sound Waves is a FREE inclusive music provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Sessions are held at York Music Centre (Millthorpe School) on Saturday mornings during term time.

SOUND WAVES EXPLORE - Saturdays 10.00 - 11.00 These sessions are specifically aimed at children and young people with more profound needs. Explore the world of music and communication through sensory play

SOUND WAVES BAND - Saturdays 11.30 - 12.30 These sessions explore creative music-maing using instruments, voice and technology. Participants will develop their social and musical skills through improvisation, musical games, learning favourite tunes and creating new music. No previous experience needed. All instruments provided.


Upcoming Events...

After the visit of Steven Isserlis last year the 2019 festival brings to York another world renown musician, clarinettist Emma Johnson. Our core players return, equally all-stars of chamber music in their own right.

The six concerts are all designed to play masterpieces of chamber music; three of Mozart’s greatest late works and sonatas and quartets by the three ‘Bs’ - Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. And we continue our exploration from last year of Mendelssohn’s chamber music and of the pre-First World War pastoral gems by Frank Bridge. A connoisseur’s theme is that the voice of the viola is prominent throughout thanks largely to both Mozart and Bridge being expert players and writing lovely parts for themselves! Welcome back Sarah-Jane Bradley to fill this role! Welcome to you all.

There is a festival pass - all concerts for £50, and as part of the outreach programme under-18's tickets are £1. There are also masterclasses after the lunch time concerts. All the details are on the website ycmf.co.uk and tickets are available from the National Centre for Early Music tickets.ncem.co.uk

Courses & Professional Development opportunities...

RNCM Conducting course for Music Educators

The Royal Northern College of Music are offering a conducting course for Music Educators. It is a carefully structured course comprising 3 practical workshops between October and March, working mainly with secondary school age musicians, and an e-learning element throughout. Further information and booking details can be found here

The Second Annual Ebor Music Conference

Three days of workshops, seminars and practical activity sessions looking at how music plays a key role in a full and balanced curriculum.

Contact us with anything you'd like us to publicise or feature.

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