Free Music Composing Workshops for Young Disabled People in Liverpool

Drake Music is launching a new, accessible music course based in Liverpool for young disabled people ages 16-25 who are particularly interested in learning about creating music on their own terms.

This is part of the national Go Compose programme from Sound and Music, the national charity for new music, with generous support from Youth Music.

This is a unique opportunity to work with professional composers and musicians to:

  • explore their musical ideas
  • develop, perform, and record their own compositions
  • discover their own musical voice
  • work creatively with others to realise their ideas
  • gain new skills and confidence
  • understand opportunities available to pursue their interest in composing

Sessions will be small, focused workshops, which we aim to make  accessible for all, including autistic young people who may not normally find group work easy.

Places are FREE & VERY LIMITED, so we may not be able to accommodate everyone, but if you miss out this time there will be other chances.

We are looking for young people who are really passionate about making music!

At the end of the project the group will give a performance of their work in three special schools in Liverpool – dates will be confirmed later in the year.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for a place please fill in this short survey to tell us a bit about yourself and why you would like to take part.

Fill in the survey now

Dates:

Go Compose runs on ALTERNATE SATURDAYS from September 8th 2018 to Feb 3rd 2019:

  • Saturday September 8
  • Saturday September 22
  • Saturday October 6
  • Saturday October 12
  • Saturday November 3
  • Saturday November 17
  • Saturday December1
  • Saturday December 15
  • Saturday January 12
  • Saturday January 26
  • Saturday February 3

Time:

12.45pm-3pm

Address:

NOISE, Merseyside Youth Association Limited, 65-67 Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 3DY

*Please note, we can cover travel expenses for participants. Email abigailward@drakemusic.org for more details.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Sunday 18th August 2018 

If you haven’t heard from us by Sun 25th August 2018, we regret that you haven’t been successful on this occasion.

This project is part of Sound and Music‘s national Go Compose programme, supported by Youth Music. Additional support comes from DaDaFest.

Drake Music team:

  • Drake Music Associate Musicians: Jon Hering & Georgina Aasgaard
  • Drake Music Trainee: Lucy Hale
  • Drake Music Project Manager: Abigail Ward

For more information email: abigailward@drakemusic.org

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