Leicester-Shire Music Educators' Conference - #LSMSCONF
LSMS Music Educator's Conference 2019
LSMS Music Educators' Conference 2019 will take place on Friday 1st February 2019 at College Court, Leicester.
Cost per Attendee:
Early Bird Rate- £150 if booked by Saturday 1st December 2018
Standard Price - £180 if booked after Saturday 1st December 2018
We are pleased to announce that Richard Stilgoe is the Keynote speaker at the LSMS Music Educators' Conference 2019. Sir Richard Stilgoe is a British songwriter, lyricist and musician best known for his humorous songs and frequent television appearances. His output includes collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Peter Skellern. For further information about Richard Stilgoe please click here:
LSMS have invited Music GCSE exam board representatives to the conference to deliver a workshop and have had a confirmation that OCR will be attending and leading a session. We will update this listing as soon as we have other confirmations. Exam board representatives will be available during the whole day should you wish to book an individual appointment with them.
Sue Nichols is leading 3 stand-alone workshops entitled 'Make more of music... activities with creative outcomes', 'Curtain up! Approaches to performance incorporating drama, movement and props and Percussion Power' and 'Exploring fresh ideas for improvisation and composition'.
Among other workshops there will also be practical music-making sessions on steelpans and Victoria Kinsella from Birmingham City University sharing her knowledge and expertise on how to ensure that every lesson taught is rooted in creativity.
It will be, in no doubt, an inspiring and thought-provoking day in which you will be enthused to deliver high quality music lessons to your pupils and share your knowledge learnt with colleagues back in school.
Quotes from last year's conference:
Everything I went to was really well thought out and delivered.
Varied, interesting and very well organised.
I liked the overriding thread. Speakers were excellent.
We look forward to welcoming you to the LSMS Music Educators' Conference on the 1st February 2019.
LSMS Music Educator's Conference 2018 - Feedback
A selection of comments from the LSMS Music Educators' Conference 2018
"Every element was outstanding."
"A massive thank you."
"Shelagh Crichton [headteacher presentation] - what a fabulous message! Loved it!"
"I liked the overriding thread. Speakers were excellent."
"Well prepared, lots of examples given for singing, built confidence, Fantastic teaching by workshop leaders"
Based on past delegate feedback we have put some changes into place already for next year.
The conference is on a Friday (and doesn't clash with Birmingham Young Voices).
71% of delegates felt the cost was about right this year however, for those that felt it was too expensive or just like a good deal, we have an excellent offer - purchase a place on the LSMS Music Educators' Conference 2019 at a reduced rate of £135 if booked by Friday 13th July 2018.
Hayley Cupit shares her thoughts on the LSMS Music Educators' Conference 2018
"This was my third Leicester-shire Music Educators' Conference and again, I came away refreshed and motivated to go back into school, ready to deliver new, engaging music lessons and provide exciting musical opportunities. As music leaders and teachers, we all know that it can be a challenge to ensure that all children access quality music education - and this year's conference theme of 'Over coming barriers across music education' was a great inspiration for those of us striving towards this, giving us not only practical steps to overcome these barriers but also demonstrating real life examples, showing us how the power of music can transform children's way of looking at the world.
A particular highlight of the day was keynote speaker, John Archer, who through music, magic and comedy managed to convey the important and pressing issues that prevent young people from accessing quality music education. I came away with four words buzzing in my brain: fun, availability, enthusiasm and inspiration!
Our second keynote speaker, Dr Alison Daubney, led a motivating practical session, 'Tear down these walls' which gave us an invaluable opportunity to discuss, reflect and explore real life barriers in education with other delegates, providing practical solutions to try out at school.
There was a whole array of workshops to choose from, including 'Boomwhackers in action', singing workshops, SEND specific workshops, music technology sessions and conducting. I was treated to a session with the Royal Opera House, inspiring me to teach opera at school; something I've never tried before!
A lasting memory of the day was the wonderful brass performance led by Marriott Primary School. The music was fantastic and the children's faces were a picture, so proud of what they had achieved. The passionate speech delivered by their head teacher, Sheila Crichton, was an inspiration to us all and a real life example, on a big scale, of breaking down barriers.
A huge thanks to Leicestershire Music Service for again, organising such an excellent event."
LSMS Music Educator's Conference 2018 - General Information
The LSMS Music Educator's Conference will take place on Thursday 1st February 2018 at College Court Conference Centre, Knighton Rd, Leicester LE2 3UF #LSMSCONF
Those that have attended the conference in the past you will know that the Conference is a full day of thought provoking workshops, networking with colleagues, keynote speakers and lovely food.
All Music Educators are welcome whether you:
- Teach music in a Primary, Secondary or Special school
- Lead music across the school as a Music co-ordinators or Head of Department
- are Instrumental teachers
- Are A Partner of Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub
- Music workshop leaders
- Community musicians.
This year there is the opportunity to hear from two keynote speakers and the option to select two conference workshops.
Keynote Speaker: John Archer, Comedy, Magic and a little bit of Ukulele
John Archer will share how we can break down the barriers to provide a quality music education for all pupils, including how we can overcome barriers to offer quality music education for all pupils. John is a past winner of the 'Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year' and one of the best comedy magicians in the UK today.
Keynote speaker: Dr Alison Daubney -'Tear down these walls' : overcoming barriers across music education
Alison regularly works nationally and internationally with education, arts and cultural organisations, schools, music services and hubs, undertaking research and evaluation, developing training and leading workshops. Through exploring a range of barriers to music education, Ally will consider and share the practical steps we can all implement in order to help more children to overcome these barriers and access the high quality music education every child richly deserves.
- To update colleagues about national, regional and local developments in music education
- To identify and share best practice, ideas and resources
- To confer with colleagues and conference workshop leaders
(please click on a title for more information about the Workshop / Workshop Leader)
Key Stages 1–5 – Demystifiying teaching Music Technology – Bradley Smith
Key Stages 1–5 – Beginner Conducting – Dan Watson
Key Stages 1–5 – Intermediate Conducting – Dan Watson
Key Stages 1–5 – Using Voice and Song to make music with Children in SEN settings – Phil Mullen
Key Stages 1-5 - Using Rhythm to make music with Children in SEN settings - Phil Mullen
Key Stages 1-5 - Teaching music to children with SEND in Mainstream settings - Phil Mullen
Key Stage 1 - Making Singing fun – Gillian Ramshaw
Key Stage 1 & 2 - Tear down these walls': Overcoming barriers across Music Education – Dr Alison Daubney
Key Stages 1 & 2 - How to create opportunities for all primary pupils to access the music curriculum through the use of Music Technology – Tom Coleman
Key Stages 1–3 - Boomwhackers in Action! – Practical Music-Making Session – Phil Needham
Key Stages 1–3 - A Pathway to outstanding music learning through the Arts – Kim Waldock
Key Stage 3-5 - Tear down these walls': Overcoming barriers across Music Education – Dr Alison Daubney
Key Stage 3-5 – Resilience as a Music Teacher – Anthony Anderson
Key Stage 3-5 – Why you need to know about Research – Anthony Anderson
Early bird offer: £150 if booked by the 1st December 2017
- Directions to College Court (PDF, 1.1 Mb)