1. Reminder: Music Generation Round 2
Call for Applications
Deadline for applications 5.00 p.m. Thursday November 3rd, 2011
Applications are invited from local Music Education Partnerships to apply to Music Generation for funding to help children and young people access vocal and instrumental tuition in their local area. A total fund of €1.8million is available in Round 2. Music Education Partnerships are eligible to apply for 50% funding, up to a maximum of €200,000 per year over three years. The closing date for Round 2 applications is 5 p.m., Thursday, November 3rd, 2011. Detailed guidelines and all application details here.
Music Generation will provide three-year seed funding to establish local services, which will be sustained by Music Education Partnerships on a long-term basis. It is the intention of the Department of Education & Skills that Music Education Partnerships will be continued into the future with Exchequer funding when the Music Generation donations cease.
2. Job Opportunities: Music Generation Louth, Mayo and Sligo
Music Generation Louth
Co. Louth VEC, on behalf of Music Generation Louth, seeks to form a panel of vocal/instrumental/musicianship/ensemble music tutors to deliver music tuition throughout the county for children and young people up to 18 years. Musicians practicing in ALL instruments/vocal styles and genres of music, including music technology, are welcome to apply. Applications are also welcome from those specialising in the teaching of practical musicianship and/or leading musical ensembles.
For further information and an application form, please contact:
Human Resources Section, Co. Louth VEC, Chapel St., Dundalk
Tel: 042 9364635 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org/ www.louthvec.ie
Closing date for receipt of completed application forms: 12 noon on Monday 7 November, 2011.
Music Generation Mayo
Co. Mayo Vocational Education Committee, on behalf of Mayo Music Education Partnership invites applications for the position of tutors - music /instrumental/voice. Application forms and further details can be downloaded from www.mayovec.ie. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12 noon, Wednesday November 9th, 2011.
Music Generation Sligo
Music Generation Sligo recently called for applications from music tutors to facilitate the roll out of Sligo's Discovering Music Programme - a six-week introductory music programme which is to be offered to every child and young adult in Sligo and rolled out in three tiers -
Discovering Music Tier 1: Pre-school plus parents/guardians
Discovering Music Tier 2: 4-12 years old
Discovering Music Tier 3: 12-18 years old
This programme is expected to commence from mid-November.
3. Music Generation National Seminar
'Many Irish children never get a 'sniff' of music education'. This was among the many issues discussed at Music Generation's inaugural National Seminar held at St. Patrick's College Drumcondra on Tuesday September 14th, attended by over 150 delegates throughout the country. The Seminar launched the call for applications from local Music Education Partnerships to apply for funding to help children and young people access vocal and instrumental tuition in their local area. A total fund €1.8million is available in Round 2.
The seminar featured live performances by young musicians from Louth, Mayo and Sligo, presentations from recently appointed Music Generation Co-ordinators in each of these three counties and lots of group discussion.
More information on the seminar here.
4. Society for Music Education in Ireland: Annual Conference
11 - 13 November, 2011 SMEI Inaugural Annual Conference
Music Department, University College Cork
Keynote Speaker: Phil Mullen, Goldsmiths University London
This conference will feature discussion on:
- Music learning and teaching
- Music development
- Music, community, culture
- Music education policy
- Music, education, society
- Music education and theory
Conference registration now open, full details available on www.smei.ie
5. New Choral Training Bursaries Scheme
The Arts Council recently announced a new bursaries programme for choirs from all over Ireland. The new Choral Training Bursaries scheme, which will be managed by the Association of Irish Choirs, is designed to address the training requirements of choral singers outlined in the policy document, Raising Your Voice, which was published by the Arts Council in 2009 after widespread consultation with the choral sector.
This one-off scheme, with a 25 November deadline, will assist established amateur choirs in accessing high quality training programmes for their singers in the areas of sight-singing, ensemble singing, musicianship and vocal production. The scheme is open to children and youth choirs that operate outside of the formal education system.
Independent, community-based choirs, choral societies or singing groups which are more than one year in existence, are eligible to apply, provided they have a core committed membership and a regular programme of activity. Applicant choirs must also have a committee or governance structure and up-to-date public liability insurance. Joint applications from a number of choirs will be accepted to avail of choral training. For further information, or to download an application form visit www.aoic.ie.
6. Musical Futures in Northern Ireland: Free Training in Belfast
Musical Futures - www.musicalfutures.org.uk - is a new and exciting way of thinking about music making in schools. It is an approach to teaching and learning music that anybody working with young people can apply. Musical Futures creates a music entitlement for all young people aged 11-18, regardless of background, motivation and circumstance. It connects in- and out-of-school experiences, and makes music learning relevant by drawing on the passion, enthusiasm and motivation young people have for music.
Book a place here. Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. This training is an opportunity to learn more about Musical Futures, to meet Musical Futures teachers, to participate in practical workshops that will generate ideas and resources for your classroom, and to network and share good practice. The course is free of charge, and is targeted at secondary music teachers but other music education practitioners are welcome to attend.
For further details please contact Sarah Murphy, Wall2Wall Music, Musical Futures Northern Ireland Coordinator T: 07811107065 E:
7. Artist in Residence Opportunity: Early Years Music Pilot
Common Ground in partnership with Early Childhood Ireland (IPPA & NCNA) will develop and pilot an early year's arts music programme in two early year's community childcare settings, in Dublin 8 and the surrounding area in 2012.
Common Ground is currently compiling a list of potential experienced artists/musicians who may wish to be considered for the artist in residence opportunity.
Further details from Jackie Maguire, Common Ground, Email: email@example.com
8. Choral Music Seminar
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, in association with Music Generation and the Association of Irish Choirs, presents A lunchtime open workshop and afternoon seminar on Choral Practice: Singing with the World with internationally renowned music educationalist Professor Mary Goetze.
Wednesday November 16th
1.10pm-2pm (open workshop) and 2.30 - 5 p.m. (seminar).
Tower Theatre, Irish World Academy, University of Limerick.
Dr. Mary Goetze Professor Emerita of Music, Jacobs School of Music, University of Indiana
Rosaleen Molloy, Director, Music Generation
Liz Powell, CEO, Association of Irish Choirs
Dr. Wolodymyr Smishkewych, Course Director, MA Ritual Chant and Song, Irish World Academy
Helen Phelan, Associate Director, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
This workshop and seminar is for students, teachers, singers, conductors and anyone interested in the field of choral music. The open workshop will be led by Professor Goetze and will commence with an introduction to conducting children's choirs, featuring the children's choir of St. Nessan's School, Mungret. The second part of the workshop is open to any choral singer or conductor who wishes to participate (to a maximum of thirty singers). Potential participants need to contact the Academy at the contact details below in advance of the workshop. The Irish World Academy ensemble, Lucernarium, will also feature in the workshop. The seminar will include a presentation from Dr. Goetze and responses from a panel of choral experts and practitioners. The focus of the seminar is on choral music practice and training opportunities in Ireland.
Booking for the workshop and/or seminar can be made through:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. +353 61 202917. Further information here.
9. Music Educator's orchestra
The Music Educators' Orchestra is a new group that is open to people from all musical backgrounds, of all abilities, and on any instrument. The goal of the orchestra is to provide a creative outlet for people working in music education and related fields.
It offers members the opportunity to keep up their musical skills, develop new ones and to bring new ideas to their work. Rehearsals take place in St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, facilitated by composer Peter Moran.
Contact email@example.com for more information
For further information please contact
c/o Music Network,
The Coach House,
Telephone: 01 6719429
Fax: 01 6719430
MUSIC GENERATION c/o Music Network, The Coach House, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 Tel: 01 6719429