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Skills Lab: Co-creativity & inclusive practice (past event)

Communication, co-creation and agency in creative music making (2021)

Skills Lab: Creative Communities is a practical training academy for musicians of all genres who want to develop skills in creative music making and leadership with a wide range of communities. 

PRICE: £40

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Co-creativity & inclusive practice

Tuesday 8 June 2021 (please note that ticket sales close on Sunday 6 June)

1000-1300 & 1400-1700

Online workshop

Co-produced in partnership with Orchestras Live, led by James Redwood and guest leader Amina Hussain.

The first half of the day will focus on communication, co-creation and agency in creative music making. You will have the opportunity to explore how music making can enable people to realise their own musical potential, and to try out a variety of techniques and approaches which support their expressive journey.

In the afternoon, you will explore a range of games and exercises with James Redwood which provide structure and scaffolding, in both live and digital formats to build your confidence in delivering creative composition sessions.

This day we will also be joined by Alice Phelps, Orchestra Live’s first Trainee Music Leader, who will share her experiences of the traineeship and what it has meant for her professional development.

For more information about Skills Lab: Creative Communities, please click here.

Photograph by Angela Fenwick.


If you have any access requirements, and/or need financial assistance to cover the cost of access requirements, please email Gail.

Support for care commitments

We can offer some assistance for care commitments such as childcare, which might otherwise affect your ability to take part. To enquire please email Gail.

We are hugely grateful for the support of Help Musicians UK, the Scops Arts Trust, The Garrick Charitable Trust, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust and The Cultural Recovery Fund to help cover the costs of these courses, thereby ensuring accessible pricing for musicians in these challenging times.

Orchestras Live’s trainee music leader development programme is supported by Mayfield Valley Arts Trust.

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