Music Education Expo - 25 & 26 February 2016

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We've got over 60 sessions this year - that's 44 hours of CPD! In our most international programme yet you'll be hearing from speakers from Europe, the US and Australia; and we have our usual mix of brands, institutions big and small and award-winning educators. This year we're also focusing our efforts on increased networking opportunities - check out our networking speed date and sharing lab sessions to chat and share ideas with delegates. Download a PDF version here.

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Rhinegold Theatre

Our keynote theatre, featuring high-profile speakers and our most in-demand sessions.  Discuss, probe and question key political figures, exam boards, curriculum and policy makers and funding decision-makers.  This one room offers a key glimpse at the changing landscape of performing arts education over the next twelve months, ensuring you leave informed. 

  1. Rhinegold Theatre
    Welcome from our Heads of Content, Alex Stevens (editor of Music Teacher) and Sarah Lambie (editor of Teaching Drama)
  2. Rhinegold Theatre
    A zippy, fast-paced vocal warm-up. Taking one song from this well-loved show, we explore tips and tricks for correct vocal technique, warm-up ideas, musical theatre moves and the importance of dramatic intention. Ending in a mass sing-along. 'A whole new world....'.
  3. Rhinegold Theatre
    Pick up advice and guidance on how to work a room, build a brand and build contacts. Then, put these skills into practice as we take a speed date approach to networking. A great way to meet and get talking to colleagues in the industry. And at the start of day one, so you can hang all Expo!
  4. Rhinegold Theatre
    Explore practice strategies and incentives for musicians and actors of any age and ability in this session which addresses performance anxiety. You'll also pick up ideas for creating performance opportunities and simulating pressure situations, as well as analysing the do's and don't of performance and how to prepare to the best of one's ability.
  5. Rhinegold Theatre
    Nick Gibb, Minister of State at the Department for Education, will take to the floor to address current policy in performing arts education. Come ready to fire questions.
  6. Rhinegold Theatre

    What can be done to uphold cultural subjects’ place in schools, and how are we supporting teachers?

    Deborah Annetts (ISM), Francesca Christmas (Trinity College London), James Manwaring (Windsor Learning Partnership) and Katherine Zeserson (Inspire Music) discuss.

  7. Rhinegold Theatre
    Participants will become a gospel choir for this hands-on, practical workshop led by multi-award winning conductor and TV show judge Karen Gibson. Find out how to start and run a successful gospel choir and learn fun and inspirational warm-ups, innovative ways of teaching pulse, rhythm and syncopation and the importance of extemporization in gospel music. [Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]
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    Led by the Musicians' Union, this session will explore teaching techniques which address the risk factors of health issues and how to prevent injury in pupils.
Workshop

Make some noise!  Our workshop hosts practical sessions where you’ll sing your heart out, brandish many a percussion instrument and play numerous games.  All in the name of a hands-on approach; just as music and drama should be!  You’ll leave these sessions armed with plenty of practical ideas and new skills to incorporate in to your lessons and schemes of work.

  1. Workshop
    Using one person/one note hockets, the workshop will also demonstrate how social interaction can enable musical outcomes, including improvisation and composition. The workshop offers an opportunity to experience how community music pedagogy can enhance the learning of classical music skills and technique. [KS2, KS3, KS4]
  2. Workshop

    A practical session with choral experts Don Gillthorpe and Catherine Beddison, examining ways to energise and enthuse secondary school children and get them singing well. Looking at the junior school to senior school transition, changing voices, adolescent influence and status of singing within your school, this session will suggest repertoire and approaches that can encourage more children to get involved.

    [KS3, KS4, KS5]

  3. Workshop
    The experienced tutors of the leading Piano Teachers Course, EPTA UK, share their wisdom to inspire and refresh teaching. Drawing on the latest research and expertise, they show how to teach through meaningful musical experience: singing, moving and using imagination from the earliest stages. Musical concepts, pianistic skills and effective practising strategies will all be included, and you will be introduced to a little of the best contemporary piano teaching repertoire.
  4. Workshop
    Join trumpeters John Wallace, Chris Hasselbring and educator Kirsty Montgomery on an interactive journey through history and across the globe. This seminar will address why the natural trumpet is an ideal pedagogical tool for school-aged children, and how a cross-disciplinary approach can unlock a student’s creative and technical potential to help them succeed on any brass instrument. [KS2, KS3, KS4]
  5. Workshop

    A case study which shares best practice in collaborative working across all forms of SEND music provision. A partnership between York Music Hub, Hob Moor Oaks Special School and Epiphany Music, the project offers a blueprint for partnership working. This session will discuss the challenges and successes as well as presenting practical approaches to group and individual music-making, planning and evaluating progress and integrating assistive music technology.

    [Early Years, KS1}

  6. Workshop
    Try out the djembe, dundun, bell and maracash instrument in this interactive workshop which explores the traditional African approach to learning music and encourages a higher level of aural musicianship. Gain an understanding of how the skills that students learn through African drumming can be transferable to music of all kinds. [KS1, KS2, KS3]
The Space

Sponsored by An American in Paris

Shake, shake, shake!  The Space is our flexible seating studio focusing mainly on movement, body language and improvisation.  You’ll take part in plenty of interactive games, group activities and lively discussion.  Take away a raft of new ideas for incorporating movement in to your practice!

  1. The Space
    This workshop will provide you with an understanding of what verbatim theatre is and how you might use its style in devising units with your students. There are practical activities linked to the form, discussion on the key things to consider as a verbatim practitioner, and ideas on how this 45 minute session could become an entire assessed scheme of work linked to exam requirements, [KS4, KS5]
  2. The Space
    A hands on, enjoyable, active session with lots to take away. Creative devised work is a key part of KS4 and 5 specifications, and often is what students are most engaged and enriched by. Your starter activities can be more than a warm up or energiser; use them like companies do - as a vital part of creative theatre-making. We'll be taking part in several activities with links to practitioners and companies, exploring what they achieve and what happens next. [KS4, KS5]
  3. The Space
    Research tells us that a “rich musical environment” is essential for developing and nurturing music with young children. In this presentation Katie Neilson of The Voices Foundation provides guidance and practical examples of how both specialists and general practitioners in the Early Years Foundation Stage can create a rich musical environment in which children can develop and flourish. [Early Years]
  4. The Space
    Experience the true story of Yarico, which involves love and betrayal in a cross cultural relationship and the issue of enslaved peoples, both historically and contemporaneously. Different facilitation techniques will be modelled, including teacher in role; provoking masks; and questioning and learning through collaboration and ensemble work. Participants will take part in playful games and exercises, mask work, musical work and will relate the story to contemporary life. [KS3, KS4, KS5]
  5. The Space
    This seminar will demonstrate one complete 30-minute practical session, which aims to instil both confidence and a ‘can do’ attitude in all participants. Whether you are a EYFS specialist with limited music training or a music specialist seeking advice on classroom/behaviour management of this age-range, this session will arm you with a raft of ideas to deliver high quaity music experiences and capture the attention of every child. [Early Years, KS1]
  6. The Space
    A practical session offering delegates a taster of the new cutting-edge digital learning in dance and dramatic singing. Delivered by the Royal Opera House, this session will present activities from the new ROH National Nutcracker and Create and Sing Carmen programme. Designed to upskill both primary and secondary teachers, this workshop will help practitioners charting a pathway to Outstanding in their schools. [KS1, KS2, KS3]
Seminar Theatre

What do you get when you put some of the best minds in music and drama education internationally all in one room?  Our best practice stream, of course!  Take a seat in our seminar theatre to find out about new trends and approaches and take home real-life tips and advice from award-winning educators.

  1. Seminar Theatre
    A look at the Certificate for Music Educators qualification, exploring who it is aimed at and what each of the modules entails. Delivered by the Musicians' Union, this seminar will also detail how Wren Music and the MU are working together to produce a course and resources that will make the CME accessible to teachers.
  2. Seminar Theatre
    The seminar will introduce a new video which teachers can access to advocate for music at your school. It will then open discussion as to how we, the music education world, can help spread this message and persuade schools to act on it; what funding we can access; and how we support schools to make progress. [Early Years, KS1, KS2]
  3. Seminar Theatre
    John Robinson will present the results from the annual ISM tuition fees survey, which will include a breakdown of regions; find out how your pay compares to the regional average. This seminar will also provide tips for both employed and self-employed visiting instrumental, singing and music teachers on setting and negotiating rates with schools and parents.
  4. Seminar Theatre

    The One Handed Music Instrument Trust and Birmingham City University discuss findings from recent research into the introduction of adapted musical instruments in mainstream settings; research which aims to overcome the barriers of dexterity which many SEND students face.[KS1, KS2, KS3, KS5, KS5]

  5. Seminar Theatre
    Delivered by Paul Harris, this session will address how pupils’ motivation, and approaches to and desires for learning, have evolved to reflect the nature of the fast-paced society in which we now live. With technology constantly evolving, our patience grows thinner. Kids today demand instant gratification and this in a way applies to their own progress and success. How do we, as music teachers, adapt our teaching to fit in with the digital kids of today? [Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]
  6. Seminar Theatre
    OCR subject specialists for both music and drama deliver this presentation on awarding the new GCSE (9-1) Music and Drama qualifications for first teaching from 2016. This includes information on the new 9-1 grading system and ensuring comparable outcomes from the previous specifications to the new 9-1 specifications. [KS4]
Tech Theatre

Technophobe or gadget geek?  We’ve got something for everyone in our revamped tech theatre.  Leading practitioners will guide you through a number of topics and approaches, so whether you teach music tech or are looking for inspiring ways to integrate technology in to your music lessons, you’ll find something you’re interested in.  We’ll also be showcasing the latest products from the sector; make sure you pop along to our demos to see them in action!

  1. Tech Theatre
    Advancing technology is changing the way young people learn; and demands that we respond by changing the way we teach. Come along to this session to access a new resource which will support the curriculum using music apps on the iPad. Simple to use lesson plans, video tutorials, online CPD and a host of other accessible and innovative resources will be demonstrated. *Please bring an iPad to this session to take part in a group performance! [KS2, KS3]
  2. Tech Theatre

    Make WCET enjoyable and effective! How to upload and share (securely) resources using simple technology so children can continue learning online. We'll also look at how to dovetail instrumental teaching with the music curriculum at KS2. [KS2]

  3. Tech Theatre
    An introduction to the multiple uses of sequencers (DAWs) in the classroom. We will explore the creation of materials relevant to theory, harmony, rhythmic understanding and development, composition and improvisation. Additionally there will be exemplar materials from actual studio sessions with hit artists and records. [KS3, KS4, KS5]
  4. Tech Theatre
    Skip Mort from Stage Lighting Training takes you on a fast track guide to stage lighting; from understanding the basic equipment and getting started through to illuminating your concert and designing creative lighting for your productions. [KS4, KS5]
  5. Tech Theatre
    A demonstration of Dorico - the much-anticipated new notation software program. You'll see the latest developments and find out tips and tricks for greater flexibility of input and editing, graphic spacing and automation as well as playback. We'll also demonstrate how to use a sequencer (DAW) with a notation program to maximum effect. [KS3, KS4, KS5]
Sharing Lab

Hosts our informal Sharing Lab and Teach Meet sessions which puts peer-to-peer learning and support at the heart of its approach; and everyone’s invited to contribute!

 

  1. Sharing Lab
    An informal meet with discussion at its core. Our hosts will introduce the topic and set you off chatting! Music practitioners are invited to share resources for GCSE & A-Levels.
  2. Sharing Lab
    Music practitioners are invited to present in ten minute slots at this session as part of our peer-to-peer learning programme. Present or observe - both are welcome! Online presentation bookings are now closed but turn up on the day to observe.
  3. Sharing Lab
    An informal meet with discussion at its core. Our hosts will introduce the topic and set you off chatting! Drama practitioners are invited to share approaches, ideas and resources on audition technique for this session.
  4. Sharing Lab
    Drama practitioners are invited to present in ten minute slots at this session as part of our peer-to-peer learning programme. Present or observe - both are welcome! Online presentation bookings are now closed but turn up on the day to observe.
  5. Sharing Lab
    An informal meet with discussion at its core. Our hosts will introduce the topic and set you off chatting! Drama practitioners are invited to share approaches, ideas and resources on set texts for this session.
  6. Sharing Lab
    Music practitioners are invited to present in ten minute slots at this session as part of our peer-to-peer learning programme. Present or observe - both are welcome! Online presentation bookings are now closed but turn up on the day to observe.
Performance Stage
At the heart of the show floor and adjacent to our Networking Cafe, the Performance Stage will host some of the top youth ensemble talent in the UK. The stage is also home to our series of fireside chats; relax with a coffee and listen in as leading industry figures share career advice and anecdotes from the West End and beyond.
  1. Performance Stage
    The Band of Grenadier Guards launch Expo with a bang! Grab a coffee at the networking cafe and enjoy a rousing performance as we open day one as we mean to go on!
  2. Performance Stage
    Q&A with Mike Kane MP, Shadow Schools Minister, Labour. Join us at the performance stage to discuss the challenges and changes affecting the arts education landscape
  3. Performance Stage
    Schola Cantorum perform a selection of choral pieces, including the premiere of the winning entry to the Expo Composition Competition. Your pupils can enter! Check our website for details of how to take part.
  4. Performance Stage
    Join the writers of HONK!, Betty Blue Eyes and Peter Pan to learn more about a career in musical theatre, hearing a few great anecdotes about life in the West End along the way!
  5. Performance Stage
    Students from Special Virtuosi - a music organisation for SEND children and adults - perform a selection of their favourite pieces
Rhinegold Theatre

Our keynote theatre, featuring high-profile speakers and our most in-demand sessions.  Discuss, probe and question key political figures, exam boards, curriculum and policy makers and funding decision-makers.  This one room offers a key glimpse at the changing landscape of performing arts education over the next twelve months, ensuring you leave informed. 

  1. Rhinegold Theatre
    Welcome from our Heads of Content, Alex Stevens (editor of Music Teacher) and Sarah Lambie (editor of Teaching Drama)
  2. Rhinegold Theatre
    Engage learners and capture their imagination with this set of material, stimuli and warm-up activities which incorporate song, dance and drama.
  3. Rhinegold Theatre
    The ISM present this session which is designed to guide school teachers through the challenges currently affecting music education. [KS3]
  4. Rhinegold Theatre
    ABRSM Chief Examiner John Holmes will lead this session on the art and craft of performance. A must-attend for instrumental teachers!
  5. Rhinegold Theatre

    What efforts are being made to ensure that music-making is accessible to all?

    Robert Adediran (London Music Masters), Sarah Alexander (NYOGB), Peter Bolton (Kent Music) and Gail Macleod (Soundcastle) discuss.

  6. Rhinegold Theatre
    This fun, high energy and accessible session will cover 'Connect It' & 'Mambo!' from BBC Ten Pieces, authentic Brazilian rhythms and a range of rhythm warm ups and energisers that you can take away with you. This workshop is suitable for all regardless of prior musical experience. [KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]
  7. Rhinegold Theatre
    This session between Trinity College London, Essex Music Service and Musical Futures will provide an overview, outcomes and exemplar activities from two different pedagogically-based partnership projects and lead discussion on their impact on teaching and learning, and implications for national partnership working.
  8. Rhinegold Theatre
    Music Education in the UK is changing rapidly in response to the publication of the National Plan for Music Education (2011) and the nationwide development of Music Education Hubs. At this critical juncture – four years into hub delivery – the speakers will use their unique perspectives to explore what progress has been made in relation to SEN/D, youth voice and workforce diversity.
Workshop

Make some noise!  Our workshop hosts practical sessions where you’ll sing your heart out, brandish many a percussion instrument and play numerous games.  All in the name of a hands-on approach; just as music and drama should be!  You’ll leave these sessions armed with plenty of practical ideas and new skills to incorporate in to your lessons and schemes of work.

  1. Workshop
    This session will showcase Drake Music's latest innovative research and development project. Skilled music technologists, facilitators and educators have been working in the classroom to develop and trial bespoke ‘instruments’,  adapting and modifying existing assistive music technology and combining this with a lo-fi approach. The session will give an insight into that work and a chance to see and have a go at some of the innovative solutions achieved. [Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]
  2. Workshop
    Partake in a practical workshop, with activities involving music and movement to nurture attachment, communication, confidence, character development and ongoing learning and wellbeing in young children. [Early Years]
  3. Workshop
    Acquire a hamper full of new and accessible repertoire for EYFS settings and explore ways to adapt this new material to suit children's needs and interests. Involves props and simple percussion accompaniments and covers song and rap repertoire. [Early Years, KS1]
  4. Workshop
    Join Nancy Litten for this session which equips pianists and teachers with the skills and knowledge to provide effective warm-ups for solo vocalists and choirs. Covering body relaxation; breathing; vowels; equalising and focussing the tone; intonation; diction; agility; sight-singing and ice-breakers, as well as necessary keyboard skills.
  5. Workshop
    Presenting a new universal notation system which simplifies the learning process and increases teacher confidence. The seminar will include a brief overview of Indian music, followed by a hands-on tabla class where all delegates will have an opportunity to play and learn. [KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]
  6. Workshop
    A hands-on session, creating a safe space for students to experiment in a whole class setting. No previous experience of improvisation is necessary for this session, and where possible delegates should bring instruments. We will look at how to differentiate improvisation exercises, and how to gradually increase complexity, ensuring progress for all. [KS2]
The Space

Sponsored by An American in Paris

Shake, shake, shake!  The Space is our flexible seating studio focusing mainly on movement, body language and improvisation.  You’ll take part in plenty of interactive games, group activities and lively discussion.  Take away a raft of new ideas for incorporating movement in to your practice!

  1. The Space
    A practical workshop exploring drama activities, classroom management techniques, advice & guidance on putting on a show and the power of interactive story-telling across this age group. [Early Years]
  2. The Space
    Taking a song from this well-loved show, learn how to build choreography and vocal work into a musical theatre scene. Presented by official Disney Teaching Artists, this workshop will split delegates into choir and character groups, building activities together before culminating in a performance at the end of the session. You'll pick up advice and guidance on how to involve the whole class in a musical theatre number, across all confidence and ability levels. [KS2, KS3, KS4]
  3. The Space
    Research tells us that learning takes place most effectively when both the heart and the head are engaged; when students care personally about the context. This workshop will explore a theme or issue that is an Internet “text” intended to engage students on their “own ground”, and will use specific drama strategies to bring it alive. [KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]
  4. The Space
    Find out more about this award-winning project which aims to increase the skill sets and musical confidence of Early Years practitioners/ carers and support the wider development, language and communication skills of children up to age five. You'll also take part in songs and activities which enhance language development in young children and discover how you can apply the Soundpots method in other settings. [Early Years, KS1]
  5. The Space
    By positioning the student as a professional instead of a child we see a vast improvement in behaviour, engagement and outcomes. Join this hands-on workshop to explore the freedom of structure afforded by (and how to capitalise on) harnessing the student as the expert for effective peer assessment. Teachers will leave the workshop with plenty of strategies and templates to ensure they too can make effective progress in lesson using peer assessment. [KS3, KS4, KS5]
  6. The Space
    Explore physical drama techniques, with a particular focus on Laban analysis, to improve our own practice and the learning capacity of our pupils. Also with a potential to create internal inset for other staff and even a short programme for form teachers to advise their form in Citizenship/PSHE. [Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]
Seminar Theatre

What do you get when you put some of the best minds in music and drama education internationally all in one room?  Our best practice stream, of course!  Take a seat in our seminar theatre to find out about new trends and approaches and take home real-life tips and advice from award-winning educators.

  1. Seminar Theatre
    The issue of children dropping of the musical radar once they enter secondary school is widely known, but under researched. This seminar will provide an opportunity to share up to date knowledge that is relevant to all music educators, drawing on a year-long research project by London Music Masters and St Mary’s University, Twickenham. We will review past efforts and share practical solutions. [KS2, KS3]
  2. Seminar Theatre
    Key individuals from across the informal and formal music education sector will discuss with panel members and other delegates; what is happening; what needs to happen and how delegate can best engage with and influence the processes. [Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]
  3. Seminar Theatre
    It is often easier to explain the potential for life on Mars, than it is untangle and demystify the process of life as a 21st Century musician. In this seminar, Emmanuel Vass, who is both a PGCHE-qualified lecturer, and a #1-selling, International broadcast pianist, will help give an overview and analysis of the state of the industry for potential entry-level musicians, so you can further encourage and inspire your students. [KS3, KS4, KS5]
  4. Seminar Theatre

    Explore how both teachers and students can safely and effectively use technology that is easily available to us; helping us go beyond the classroom and even replacing it.

    Delegates will receive practical ideas that can be applied immediately in practice, as well as model policies for student engagement and examples of how webinars can move teaching practice away from the classroom and into the online world. [KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5]

  5. Seminar Theatre
    All you need to know about how to build a successful teaching practice including everything from complying with the law to marketing to how to set up your teaching space to communicating with pupils and parents. The MU team will be there to advise and guide you on all aspects of building your practice.
  6. Seminar Theatre
    Explore the difference between absolute and relative pitch and participate in an aural test which might surprise you (your aural capabilities extend further than you think!) We'll also learn strategies for effective aural development and discover specific approaches to help students prepare for the aural component of practical exams
Tech Theatre

Technophobe or gadget geek?  We’ve got something for everyone in our revamped tech theatre.  Leading practitioners will guide you through a number of topics and approaches, so whether you teach music tech or are looking for inspiring ways to integrate technology in to your music lessons, you’ll find something you’re interested in.  We’ll also be showcasing the latest products from the sector; make sure you pop along to our demos to see them in action!

  1. Tech Theatre

    We will look at DAW’s (Digital Audio Workstations) and how modern instruments such as Ableton Push can help to improve the range of performance and composition options for GCSE and A-level students; particularly for those who aren’t technically proficient on traditional acoustic instruments.

  2. Tech Theatre
    Time is our most precious thing as teachers. Come along to this showcase to see how the Online Music Classroom can streamline your workflow. [KS4, KS5]
  3. Tech Theatre

    Demonstration using EQ 'in the box'. We demystify the EQ process (without needing to own complex hardware solutions), looking at EQ technique and offering guidance on typical approaches across a range of instruments and mixes.

    [KS4, KS5]

  4. Tech Theatre
    Brought to you by the School of Noise, create a piece of music using just a balloon and a sequencer in this entry level workshop aimed at KS1-3. Perform, record and explore editing techniques to sculpt and sequence sound whilst learning about the science behind wave patterns and the way sound travels. A great chance to explore incorporating technology at primary and KS3 level! [KS1, KS2, KS3]
  5. Tech Theatre
    Your students have scored their composition: now what? Using Dorico and Cubase, learn how to effectively use a sequencer (DAW) and notation program together, as we guide you through a multi-platform workflow. Compose; perform; record; mix; and master; ready for a submission to an examination board in a CD format. [KS3, KS4, KS5]
Sharing Lab

Hosts our informal Sharing Lab and Teach Meet sessions which puts peer-to-peer learning and support at the heart of its approach; and everyone’s invited to contribute!

 

  1. Sharing Lab
    An informal meet with discussion at its core. Our hosts will introduce the topic and set you off chatting! Drama practitioners are invited to share approaches, ideas and resources on leadership and career progression in this session.
  2. Sharing Lab
    Drama practitioners are invited to present in ten minute slots at this session as part of our peer-to-peer learning programme. Present or observe - both are welcome! Online presentation bookings are now closed but turn up on the day to observe.
  3. Sharing Lab
    An informal meet with discussion at its core. Our hosts will introduce the topic and set you off chatting! Music practitioners are invited to share approaches, ideas and resources on improvising and composing at KS2.
  4. Sharing Lab
    Music practitioners are invited to present in ten minute slots at this session as part of our peer-to-peer learning programme. Present or observe - both are welcome! Online presentation bookings are now closed but turn up on the day to observe.
  5. Sharing Lab
    Drama practitioners are invited to present in ten minute slots at this session as part of our peer-to-peer learning programme. Present or observe - both are welcome! Online presentation bookings are now closed but turn up on the day to observe.
  6. Sharing Lab
    An informal meet with discussion at its core. Our hosts will introduce the topic and set you off chatting! Music practitioners are invited to share approaches, ideas and resources on developing a private teaching practice in this session.
Performance Stage
At the heart of the show floor and adjacent to our Networking Cafe, the Performance Stage will host some of the top youth ensemble talent in the UK. The stage is also home to our series of fireside chats; relax with a coffee and listen in as leading industry figures share career advice and anecdotes from the West End and beyond.
  1. Performance Stage

    DJ set from a Future DJ's affiliate student!  Come and throw some shapes as our talented young DJ's spin the decks.

  2. Performance Stage

    Join Rocksteady Music School Founder Mark Robinson as he discusses his ethos to inspire first and teach second, covering how to model the Rocksteady values and providing case studies of the approach in practice. Discover the work that Rocksteady does and how they inspire children to make some noise!

  3. Performance Stage

    Punchdrunk Associate Artist Katy Balfour has been working with the renowned and acclaimed immersive theatre company for several years, and will be chatting to Sarah Lambie about immersive theatre in education – both Punchdrunk’s own projects through their education arm ‘Punchdrunk Enrichment’, and the place of Punchdrunk as a set practitioner and inspiration for the secondary curriculum.

  4. Performance Stage
    Ever wondered how stage combat works? Adam Millford will be joining us from Theatre Workout to demonstrate how to safely throw a slap and a punch. Pick up tips and tricks for your action sequences!
  5. Performance Stage

    Conductor, Ethnomusicologist, Music Educator, Writer and Human Rights Activist Professor André de Quadros (Boston University) discusses his career, global research, and his work with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.

  6. Performance Stage

    BBC Young Musician of the Year, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, chats to Alex Stevens about his big win, his studies at the RAM and playing Principal cello in Chineke! Junior Orchestra.

  7. Performance Stage

    Comedian, musician, actor and author Bill Bailey discusses his early music career, how he fuses the music, jokes and theatricality in his stand-up comedy and the (many) strings to his multi-instrumental bow.

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