Joining the Dots – Collaborative Composition In Young People’s Creative Music Projects

This new course has been specially designed by Trinity Laban to combine an overview of processes of collaborative composition with hands on practice of creating work as an ensemble around a common theme.

Posted: 10/03/2022

Collaborative Composition means project participants of different abilities and backgrounds devising, structuring and performing music together as a group. Notation will be used sparingly, if at all, and participants should be prepared to play pitched instruments and percussion, sing, move and use simple electronics.

This course is particularly suitable if you:

• Already have some experience of music leading, but are looking to develop your skills, learning from an experienced trainer and by working creatively alongside other music leaders

• Are interested in using collaborative composition as a key tool, and learning how to work with a range of stimuli as starting points for creative music making projects

• Are looking for training which combines theoretical learning with practical application

• Current work or are looking to work with the secondary school age range

About the trainer: Tim Palmer is Senior Lecturer in Music Education at Trinity Laban, and has led creative music projects for many years, both in education and for the concert platform, most recently as Musician in Residence at the National Maritime Museum. He is an orchestral percussionist, and regularly performs with the major London orchestras, including the London Sinfonietta, who he represented in a two-year collaborative composition project with the Uganda Dance Academy Ensemble both in Kampala and London .

Venue: Trinity, King Charles Court

Free of charge

"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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