Call and Response

Showcasing the creative and dynamic talent of the next generation of community music practitioners.

Date: 16/06/2024 – 16/06/2024


Goldsmiths Community Musicians invite you to discover new Music Leaders and experience how their reflective, empowering methods improve the quality of life for communities.

Join us for an afternoon of music workshops, guest speakers, networking and discussion on the present and future of community music.

This event is devised and presented by graduating students from the Certificate in Workshop Skills (Music) course.

Showcase Workshops

Music practitioners will present taster sessions in their own area of specialism, from found-sound to traditional folk, music tech to singing with elderly people. 

Guest Presentations and Panel Discussion

As well as hearing from course tutors Phil Mullen and Graham Dowdall,

guest speakers Kathryn Deane (Sound Sense), Philip Flood (Sound Connections) and Fran Hanley (Musician’s Union) will discuss perspectives on community music and current issues within the field.

Celebrating 20 Years of Community Music at Goldsmiths

We mark the anniversary of the prestigious Goldsmiths course, training community musicians in professional, reflective practice for 20 years.

Event Schedule

1pm – Arrival, registration and introduction

1.40pm – Warm-Up with Zoe Konez

2pm Choice of workshops

Phillip Williams – Introduction to Electronic Music and Music Technology

Mark Brown – Library Workshop

Elizabeth Linley – Singing with Elderly People

2.40pm Choice of workshops

Dez Izat – Traditional Sing Along

Amy Hill – Sensory Songwriting

3.20pm Choice of workshops

Isabel Emerson – Found Sound and Improvisation

Peter Kesurue – Fun with Whirlies!

James Riley McGilchrist – Folk Song Workshop

4pm Discussion panel

‘The Present and Future of Community Music’

Featuring Philip Flood (Sound Connections), Kathryn Deane (Sound Sense) & Fran Hanley (Musicians Union).

Chaired by Marina Perryman

5pm – Finish

Organiser – Goldsmiths University of London



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