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MUSICAL EDUCATION

     
 
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Description/contact info.
Expires
    AMED/PL001    
BIG CREATIVE ACADEMY
In September 2014, the Big Creative Academy, a groundbreaking school for 16 to 19 year olds, was launched to promote excellence in creativity, music and media. "Our intention is to deliver an academy that 're-imagines education' for the twenty-first century; one that will be regarded by young people, parents and employers as one of the leading providers in London". Located in East London, the academy provides an exciting new opportunity for some of the most disadvantaged communities in the country, while attracting students from across the capital, eager to access a curriculum dedicated to education and vocational training in digital media, music technology, event management, performing arts and fashion design. Funded by the government as part of the Free School policy, the Big Creative Academy is be free to attend and will be inspected by OFSTED, under the Common Inspection Framework. The academy will have capacity for 400 learners, with ambitious plans to expand over the next five years to reflect the changes and economic priorities for the sector. It will support the development of exciting industry projects and work with live briefs to prepare students for careers in their chosen sector. An established network of senior executives from high profile companies such as ITN, Universal Music, Barcroft Media, MTV and Industry in the Streets will also serve as ambassadors. Robin Elias, Managing Editor, ITV News, said: "The academy has introduced us to a previously untapped pool of enthusiastic and skilled talent. We've met a group of young people with a passion for media, coupled with technical know-how. They are focused, multi-skilled and totally at ease with the landscape of modern media. At ITN we want to open our doors and give opportunity to talent like this. The academy helped make that possible". The Big Creative Academy will champion well-being as a core part of the curriculum and embed enterprise at the heart of the organisation to help launch hundreds of successful businesses and careers. The move is part of an overarching plan to contribute to London's vibrant cultural scene as well as contribute to the economic growth of a sector that accounts for one in five jobs in London and is worth £81 billion. With the backing of the industry, sponsorship and the educational expertise of the team, the Big Creative Academy will cultivate an inspirational learning environment to produce motivated, work-ready young people, ready to progress directly into apprenticeships, HE, employment and enterprise in London's creative and cultural economy. Contact: Mr Utkal Joshi. Address: Silver Birch House, Uplands Business Park A, Blackhorse Lane, London SE17 5SD. Tel.: 020 8498 3320. E-mail:
bcaaccounts@bigcreative.education.
link to website

 

Ongoing
AMED/PL002

GRÁINNE GILLIS
Gráinne Gillis has a rare voice type and she is looking for sponsorship to further her studies, prior to a European audition tour. "I have a rare voice type, that of the dramatic mezzo-soprano with a sizeable extension into my chest voice (comfortably to a C below middle C), and my repertoire is comfortably that of the bigger operatic roles: Wagner, Verdi and twentieth century repertoire. I have been training with Neil Baker (Trinity College of Music, and teacher to artists like Amanda Echalaz, Miriam Murphy, Wendy Dawn Thompson) and Kelvin Lim (Trinity College of Music and official pianist for the Wagner Society of Great Britain). I am at a juncture where I need time to prepare for the next step in my career - auditioning and working in Germany. I need to take six months to focus on learning key repertoire which will culminate in auditioning for agents and houses in Germany. Having the potential to sing Verdi and Wagner is at the very pinnacle of opera singing, and requires time, dedication and money. I have the first two, but now need the latter. Sponsoring me would appeal to individuals or organisations that are passionate about the music of Wagner and/or Verdi, and who are keen to support what the The Observer called a voice with 'rich, dramatic potential'. If you invest in my talent, I will automatically include your name on my biography, website and all competition and performance programmes for the coming years. I will meet with you personally to apprise you of my development and I will be happy to perform at your personal and corporate events. Please contact me via my website:
www.grainnegillis.com or at grainnegillis@gmail.com. Overall I have estimated I need an investment of £10,000.00, which would cover living expenses, lessons, coaching and a trip to Germany. Here are individually some of the expenses you could sponsor    a week's accommodation in Germany and flights: £700.00     professional quality DVD recordings for competitions, job applications, etc: £1,100.00 to cover studio rental, sound engineer's fee, pianist     professional quality opera headshots: £350.00    £600.00 for singing lessons twice a month    £600.00 for coaching sessions twice a month    £6,650.00 for living expenses over a period of six months". 'The only thing better than singing is more singing' - Ella Fitzgerald. Contact: Gráinne Gillis. Address: Garden Flat, 53A Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN. Tel.: 07787162694. E-mail: grainnegillis@gmail.com
link to website
 
https://www.facebook.com/grainne.gillis    
https://twitter.com/GrainneGillis
https://soundcloud.com/grainnegillis  

 

 

Ongoing
     AMED/PL003    
LINCOLNSHIRE INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival (LICMF) has been in existence since 2004 with the aim of bringing chamber music of the highest quality to remote areas of our county, and to audiences who would otherwise not have the opportunity for such a wonderful experience. "Using a variety of venues, including churches, country houses and small village halls, we have been able to bring the joy of live music to such communities, performed by first-class musicians with truly international reputations, who thrill their audiences and enrich their enjoyment. We achieve this through the expertise of our Lincolnshire-born artistic director, Ashley Wass, who is fully committed to the festival - he creates imaginative and varied programmes on a different theme each year, and has also included specially-commissioned works in the repertoire which have been given their premieres in Lincolnshire! In 2014 we began a new venture, taking professional musicians into primary schools to give 'workshops' to as many pupils as possible, including many small village schools, and providing a wonderful opportunity for the children; one of our headteachers described our visit as 'a privilege'. These musicians then perform as part of our very successful Lunchtime Concert series at the Lincoln Drill Hall which takes place once a month from September to July. As part of the coming festival in August 2015, we will be including, for the first time, two programmes aimed specifically at very young audiences at Lincoln Drill Hall, one based around Debussy's "Childrens' Corner" (with one of the BBC Young Musician finalists as pianist) and the other bringing a fresh view to Alice in Wonderland, with music from twelve current British composers (including Elvis Costello) and a text by Louis de Bernieres. Our festival is recognised by the BBC as one of the country's leading chamber music festivals. They have broadcast our concerts as part of the Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert series for the past four years and will be returning this year. Any sponsors are acknowledged and thanked in all of our programmes and brochures, and on the website, unless they choose otherwise. Members of the board can be contacted via LICMF's office address at Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY, by telephone on 07757708858 or via e-mail on
licmfoffice@ntlworld.com". Contact: Jane O'Farrell. Address: LICMF, 27 Chauntry Road, Alford, Lincolnshire LN13 9HH. Tel.: 01507 462751. Fax: 01507 462751. E-mail: jane.ofarrell@virgin.net
link to website
 
http://www.facebook.com/licmf.now  
https://www.twitter.com/licmfnow

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Ongoing
     AMED/PL004    
LONDON ARTE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
London Arte Chamber Orchestra (LACO) has just returned from a tour to China and Poland. "Sponsorship will allow the orchestra to continue developing our intense education programme, which consists of the constant promotion of young musicians, composers, soloists and conductors in London and worldwide. Our mission is to create more opportunities through our Young Composer's Competition and Music To Heal campaign to help people in need and with disabilities. LACO performs a vast repertoire of music from all periods, styles and ethnicities. Our aim is to commission yearly new music scores from young composers, premiering new pieces worldwide and locally and showcasing the music that is still undiscovered. LACO has proudly performed concerts for diverse charities in London and has worked with the Stroke Association, the BBC and Disney. We need the support of new sponsors to be able to continue performing our orchestral and chamber music competitions, alongside our education programme. The orchestra can perform in any type of events from corporate to independent concerts that can be tailored to the sponsor's needs. We have provided quality musicians for the last six years to corporate events, weddings, festivals and public concerts and will continue to do so in a new exciting season". Contact: Fabricio Brachetta, Artistic Director. Address: London Arte Chamber Orchestra, 23 Chaffinch Road BR3 4LT.
link to website
 
http://www.facebook.com/LondonArteChamberOrchestra  
https://www.twitter.com/londonartemusic


 
Ongoing
    AMED/PL005    
NEW MOZART ORCHESTRA
The New Mozart Orchestra has a mission: it is to bring live orchestral music into the community, and specifically to Britain's youngsters. As well as the association with high quality music-making and an organisation that contributes to the much-needed musical nourishment of Britain's children, many other benefits are available to the prospective sponsor. These include premium advertising opportunities, brand exposure, the chance to participate in workshops with orchestra members, prime seating at concerts and complimentary tickets. The nmo has for many years been a leading provider of concert and outreach activity. And so, with this substantial experience of delivering outstanding performances to a wide variety of age groups, it is a natural progression to stimulate interest and access in local communities. Attracting fantastic reviews ("Last night it was impossible not to hang on every note in the performance that opened another evening with the New Mozart Orchestra under Clive Fairbairn" - The Times), the nmo can provide the opportunity to develop a mutually beneficial partnership, a relationship which could change the cultural and corporate lives of people across the length and breadth of the country. More information on joining such organisations as The Foundation for Sport and the Arts, Xerox UK and The Esmé Fairbairn Trust and sponsoring the nmo is available on request. Contact: Susanna Fairbairn, Sponsorship Officer. Address: PO Box 713, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP13 5XE. Tel.: 01494 520359. Fax: 01494 520359. E-mail: nmotrust@aol.com
link to website

 

Ongoing
AMED/PL006
ONELIFE
Onelife UK is a London based charity which provides essential life skills to young people on a local basis through DJ/Music and Film Production academies. "We work to help vulnerable young people realise their potential and make a successful transition to adulthood. Some of the young people we support have mental health issues, disabilities or drug and alcohol problems. Others are teenage parents, many of whom fall behind at school or are excluded. Contact: Wayne Eldridge, Chief Executive. Address: New Premier House, 150 Southampton Row, London WC1B 5AL. Tel.: 07838 216 153. E-mail:
wayne@danceaid.tv.
link to website

 

Ongoing
 

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Description/contact info.
Expires
AMED/001 GLOUCESTER ACADEMY OF MUSIC
Gloucester Academy of Music (GAM) is a not-for-profit educational organisation based in the centre of Gloucester. For over a quarter of a century, it has been the starting place for thousands of young musicians, attracting students from across Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. On top of individual tuition on a number of different musical instruments it offers a wide range of group activities, including junior string and wind groups, orchestras and choir. Over the past few years, the Academy has worked in partnership with, amongst others, the Carducci Quartet, English Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra of the Swan on workshop and performance projects. It also runs a series of holiday courses throughout the year and engages with the community through outreach projects in schools. "GAM remains committed to widening access to classical music for all young people, and we are seeking sponsorship for a bursary fund to enable us to offer financial assistance towards fees for young people who would otherwise be unable to develop their musical potential. All sponsors would be listed on our website and on printed material such as concert programmes. Musical education is important in developing a child's concentration, team work, mathematical skills, discipline and rigour - but can also be a lot of fun. We believe that learning an instrument is too valuable an opportunity to be restricted to those with the financial means. In this economic climate, where the arts face Government funding cuts, we will be forced to rely on the generosity of patrons and the private sector to expand these opportunities to all". Contact: Kate Evans. Address: Gloucester Academy of Music, 11a Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2NW. Tel.: 01452 385162. E-mail:
kate@gamusic.co.uk
link to website

 

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