Peer support for music practitioners

Sam Glazer

Tuesday, 1 December 10am-12pm (2020)

This event will take place online

Join other artists, practitioners and educators in the music sector for this peer-to-peer support session focussed on practice-related topics. A space to network, share and support each other as we work together through the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PRICE: FREE (Pay what you can, if you can. If you can afford to do so, we suggest a £5 donation)

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This peer-to-peer support group is an open platform to network, share and support each other. This session will focus on practice-related themes including:

  • Are we aware of our own personal and professional needs evolving as we move past 6 months of COVID-affected practice? How can this knowledge empower us?
  • Informal interactions are hugely important in building the relationships that underpin our in person work. What can we learn about this from working digitally?
  • What are our underlying aims when working remotely? Do we need to change these in order to know that we are working well?
  • How can we compensate for the loss of human connection when working remotely?
  • How can we generate or replace the sense of adrenaline that powers us and people we work with through live, in person music-making?

This session is led by Sam Glazer, composer, cellist & music leader. Sam has led creative projects for many organisations including Sinfonia Viva, The Sixteen and Britten Sinfonia, working with people of all ages. He is co-creator of Spitalfields Music’s RPS-shortlisted Musical Rumpus, an opera created especially for babies and toddlers (2012-2017).  Sam has been involved with Wigmore Hall’s pioneering Music for Life project for over 10 years, working in care homes with people living with dementia, and subsequently went on to co-found Raise Your Voice Opera, Glyndebourne’s group for people with dementia and their carers living in the community. Since 2005, he has been teaching at the Royal Academy of Music, supporting young musicians who are studying Music in the Community, as well as mentoring many through Spitalfields Music’s Trainee Music Leader programme.

We are hugely grateful for The Cultural Recovery Fund to help cover the costs of these courses.

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If you require captions and/or transcription to access the session or have any other accessibility requirements, please let us know in the booking form. We ask that you tell us at least 7 days in advance of the session so we can make adjustments.