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Music Students (Conservatoire and University) and Recent Graduates

 

Set 1

 
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Mindset, Memorisation and the Moment with Amy Beth Horman

(this session is open to young musicians age 15+)

Wednesday 6 October

6-7pm UK Time

Join violinist Amy Beth Horman for a discussion and exploration into memory, mindset and preparing for those big performance moments.

Amy Beth is a soloist, chamber musician and educator and has performed numerous orchestral and recital appearances across the US and Europe. Her appearances are always eagerly anticipated: The Washington Post hailed her as "having the stuff of greatness."

In this session, Amy Beth will be sharing her personal experiences both as a performer and a teacher with participants and there will be plenty of time for questions.

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Amy Beth Horman

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Registration Fee: £6 (financial support is available - please select this on the registration form)

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Tips and Tricks for Freelance Musicians with Claire Whitson

Wednesday 6 October

7.30-8.30pm UK Time

Join double bassist, Claire Whitson as she leads a session covering practical tips students starting out as freelance musicians in the industry. In this session, we’ll be talking from the perspective of the musician on topics including:

  • Being self-employed

  • Negotiating fees

  • General advice for studying and post-graduation

  • Handling finances

  • Diary services 

  • …and there will be plenty of time for questions. This session is open to those considering studying at conservatoire as well (age 15+).

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Claire Whitson

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Registration Fee: £6 (financial support is available - please select this on the registration form)

 
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Performance Psychology for Students with Lee Holland

Wednesday 13 October

6-7pm UK Time

Join Lee Holland of Mental Note Performance as we explore performance psychology. During sessions you as a performer will build a psychological tool-kit that you can use to perform more consistently in pressurised situations. As you practise these skills you will feel more in control of your preparation and delivery, and strengthen confidence.

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Lee Holland

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Registration Fee: £6 (financial support is available - please select this on the registration form)

 
 
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Introduction to Transposition with Richard Michael

(this session is open to young musicians age 15+)

Wednesday 13 October

6-7pm UK Time

In this session, join jazz pianist and educator Richard Michael as he helps us to explore and understand transposition starting right back at the basics.

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Richard Michael

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Registration Fee: £6 (financial support is available - please select this on the registration form)

 
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Entering the Profession – a panel chat with professionals from across the music performance and education worlds hosted by Lucy Drever.

(this session is open to young musicians age 15+)

Wednesday 13 October

7.30 - 8.30 pm UK Time

Hosted by creative leader, Lucy Drever, in this panel chat we will be exploring the many routes into the musical performing and educating professions, portfolio careers, creating your own opportunities, innovation, auditions and performances, and the highs and lows of a career in the profession.

Guest panellists: Katherine Bryan (flute), Jessie Maryon-Davies (pianist, composer and workshop leader), and Rachel Cooper (violin)

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Lucy Drever

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Registration Fee: £6 (financial support is available - please select this on the registration form)

 
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Approaching Bach’s Cello Suites with David Watkin

(this session is open to young musicians age 15+)

Wednesday 20 October

6 - 7pm UK Time

Join David Watkin, renowned cellist and interpreter of baroque music, as we explore understanding and approaching the incredible Cello Suites of J.S. Bach.

Unaccompanied Bach has taken him all over Europe, from the Palace of Frederick the Great at Potsdam to the Prague Spring Festival, and, as part of Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, included performances sitting by the font in which Bach was baptised. Highly unusually, his recording of the complete Suites won both a Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine Awards.

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David Watkin

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Registration Fee: £6 (financial support is available - please select this on the registration form)

 
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Creativity, Innovation & Workshop Delivery with Lucy Drever

(this session is open to young musicians age 15+)

Wednesday 20 October

7.30 - 8.30 pm UK Time

Lucy is one of the UK’s foremost creative leaders presenting and delivering workshops and family and school concerts for orchestras including RSNO, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia, and presenting concerts at venues including Wigmore Hall.

In this session, Lucy will discuss with you the skills and qualities required to create and deliver an innovative and successful workshop. She will share with us her experiences presenting and hosting, and work with you to unlock your creativity and imagination in preparing and planning workshops, narrated performances or teaching resources.

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Lucy Drever

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Registration Fee: £6 (financial support is available - please select this on the registration form)

 

Set 2

Sessions in Set 2 will be open for registration on 1 November