Learn how to create and lead an ensemble which is student led, inclusive and uses contemporary approaches to music making and composition. This is ideal for anyone who has a broad range of instruments in their ensemble or for teachers looking to continue their MusicPlus classes.
Session Leader: Sarah Freestone
Sarah is a member of the BBC Concert Orchestra and has studied at the Royal Academy of Music. Sarah has worked in a wide variety of musical genres, as both writer and performer, from classical music to jazz, rock and pop, as well as being a music leader for Animate Orchestra which offers young musicians in school years 5 to 13 opportunities to play together and create their own music in a ‘Young Person’s Orchestra for the 21st Century’. For the past eighteen years she has been the director of the Lullingstone String Quartet and has also written and performed string parts for T.V, pop & rock studio recordings and live performances. After 10 years as a lecturer in Popular Music and Performing Arts she combined her education work with performing, writing and conducting.
Recent learning work includes devising and leading projects for the BBC Proms, Radio 3, BBC Concert Orchestra, Trinity Laban and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
KS2, KS3, MusicPlus and Peripatetic teachers
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