Sounding Edge Conference

23rd Jun 2010, 9:30am - 3:45am

Faculty of Education

Thinking about Singing – Developing Reflective Practice in Music Education

This year Edge Hill are launching the first of what they hope to be a regular series of conferences aimed at primary music specialists, and enthusiastic classroom teachers. The focus this year will be on singing, and, in particular, to investigate some of the really tricky questions about developing singing in school:

  • Singing with boys
  • Singing across the curriculum
  • Seveloping children’s creativity through singing
  • Singing and vocal health

The main event will offer a series of workshops and a masterclass in which a group of young singers are taken through their paces by an experienced singing leader. The aim is to allow teachers to reflect on rehearsal practices. Delegates to the conference will be invited to sing alongside these young singers, as part of a fitting musical finale to the day. Our intention is that this will be a thoroughly enjoyable musical and reflective experience.

Current educational policy is concerned with raising teaching to a master’s level profession. As such we will also be outlining our new PG Cert in Music Education. This programme is designed to support teachers in gaining masters level credits, through practical work and reflection, related to school based music activities. In most cases, this will allow teachers to build on existing music practice. Working with our partners,  The Voices Foundation, and Sing Up, Edge Hill is able to offer the PG Cert (Music Education) free of charge. University staff will be available on the day to provide further information to interested delegates.

The conference is free of charge (including lunch) and participants are encouraged to register asap. Applications can be sent to Ian Shirley at ian.shirley@edgehill.ac.uk. Telephone 01695 650998 or visit the Sounding Edge website for further information or read the flyer: Sounding Edge Conference Flyer [PDF]