Trainee Music Leader Scheme

Spring- Summer 2022

A six-month long training programme for emerging leaders

Trainee Music Leader Scheme is a training programme for musicians of all genres who are passionate about creative music making in community settings. In 2022, 5 trainees will have a chance to develop their music leadership skills through hands-on experience and training, and learn from experienced music leaders in a supportive environment. Recruitment for 2022 … Continue reading Trainee Music Leader Scheme

Trainee Music Leader Scheme is a training programme for musicians of all genres who are passionate about creative music making in community settings. In 2022, 5 trainees will have a chance to develop their music leadership skills through hands-on experience and training, and learn from experienced music leaders in a supportive environment. Recruitment for 2022 scheme will open in Autumn 2021.

What do music leaders do?

Music leaders work with people of all ages and all walks of life. They use music making to encourage and support creative expression, wellbeing and confidence with the people they work with.

The world of music leadership is diverse and each music leader is unique – with their own musical journey, background, interests and passions, leading them to the communities they want to work with.

How does the scheme work?

Over the 6-month period, trainees receive:

  • Training and mentoring
    • Skills Lab training (4 days)
    • Project observation opportunities (with the host organisation or/and Spitalfields Music)
    • Mentorship helping to develop your reflective practice
  • Hands-on experience through project delivery opportunities, paid at London Living Wage (up to a total of £1500 per trainee)
    • 3 trainee group meetings (2 days in London, 1 half-day online) focusing on individuals’ aims, skill gaps and practical project planning advice
    • 8 half days of creative song-writing workshops in primary schools in Tower Hamlets, London, co-designed and co-delivered with another trainee as part of Spitalfields Music programme
    • Up to 16 half days of host organisation projects in different community settings (such as early years, older adults, people in challenging circumstances, etc. )

Find out more about past Trainee Music Leaders’ experience on the programme, with blog posts by our latest TML cohort, as well as Lauren Brant, Kate Howden and Leanne Sedin (linked below).

Please contact Gail to register for the scheme recruitment alert (Autumn 2021).

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A six-month long training programme for emerging leaders

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