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Exploring Best Practice in Music for Young Audiences

Making the Connection

Thursday 27 February, 9.30am-4.45pm
Lakeside Arts (multiple venues)

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£25 students/recent graduates
£50 organisations < £50k turnover / freelance
£75 organisations > £50k turnover​

Join like-minded musicians, promoters, Higher Education and venue professionals for this one-day event exploring high quality and accessible music experiences for children, families and schools.

Caecilia Thunnissen of award-winning ensemble Oorkaan (Netherlands) will present our keynote speech Music as The Starting Point. Jesper Gottlieb, Live Music in Schools (Denmark), Emma Dreisprong, Zonzo Compagnie (Belgium) and Scott Rogers (Norway/USA) will provide great examples of musician and audience engagement resulting from different creative processes and ways of working.  Workshop presentations feature Inclusivity, Diversity and Access presented by Chi-Chi Nwanoku of Chineke! (UK), Ian Burton (Nottingham Music Hub) and Stuart Bruce (Orchestras Live); and  and How Children Listen with Scott Rogers. Darren Henley, CEO, Arts Council England, will complete the day.

Live performance from Vargkatten Produktion (Sweden) of Bach in the Street which won the Best Small Ensemble Award in YAMA 2018 (Young Audiences Music Awards).

Bach in the Street -trailer. from Vargkatten Produktion.


Making the Connection is presented by Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham and MishMash Productions, in partnership with Nottingham Music Hub, Orchestras Live, The Chineke! Foundation and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.