Last July, in advance of the publication of the Model Music Curriculum, a framework that places composition central to the development of musicianship, SoundStorm consulted with both primary music specialists and secondary heads of music on their current approach to composition.
Led by Bath Philharmonia, the Hub was responding to two compelling reports, The Sound of the Next Generation (Youth Music) and #CanCompose (Sound & Music). Both laid bare the importance of music in the lives of young people and also the barriers preventing young people from making their own music.
The pilot this year will seek to deliver the following
To improve teachers’ confidence in the delivery of composition at KS2 by:
To diversify approaches to composition at KS3 by:
At KS2, each of the participating schools will receive two days of training led by Jason Thornton and Alex Lupo from Bath Philharmonia; in addition, they will have free access to Charanga’s VIP Studio and DAW, the ‘Manual’, outlining the methodology, a sample 6 week scheme of work and an in-school session led by one of the trainers in early Spring 2022.
Colleagues from secondary phase will attend one training session (Nov 9th) and will also be supported with an in-school visit, a KS3 specific Manual and, if needed, access to VIP on request,