In-Tune from Essex Music Services - your new fortnightly e-newsletter

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Welcome to In-Tune

Keeping you in-tune with both local and national music education developments and also up-to-date with the opportunities available from your local music hub. 

RAP projects all wrapped up in Basildon


RAP-It! workshops introduce pupils to the world of RAP, hip-hop, grime and spoken word. These sessions are a perfect way to develop confidence in pupils, enhance and link to the music curriculum, and explore, and creative literacy.

To find out how children benefitted from recent RAP workshops and how to book your workshop simply click here

Colchester Cultural Education Partnership Launched


The Partnership involves Colchester schools in a year-long programme of using arts-based learning to support schools in meeting their literacy targets.  The aim is for the partnership to support vulnerable students through expert input and collaborative working.  Find out more here.

New Schools' Offer for 2019-2020


By now schools should have received a copy of our brochure in the post, advertising our new Schools’ Offer for 2019-2020 – if not, click here for further details.

For those of you who have enjoyed our First Access scheme (redesigned as ‘Play-It!’), we have a number of spaces left for the forthcoming year – please get in touch to book.

Focus on Maldon Community Music Centre


Essex Music Service runs a network of community music centres throughout the County where young musicians of any experience can play together in bands, music groups and sing in choirs

In this issue we highlight our Maldon Community Music Centre - click here to find out more.

Events for Teachers


One-day Music Co-ordinator course for those who have recently become Music subject leaders, or, would like some refreshed thinking. Click here for full details.

Music Working within and across the Arts one-day course linking music, art, dance and drama. To find out more about this opportunity to be immersed in accessible  Primary School Arts Activities  click here 

In addition to the above, there are free Twilight CPD events for both of our subsidised on-line resources -  Charanga and O-Generator. To find out more about these resources and sessions available throughout Essex click here

Free Live Music Events


Next term the BBC will visit Mayflower High School in Basildon and work with its choir as part of the Ten Pieces 2019 scheme. Find out more about this free scheme and how your school can be involved in 2019 here.

Our flagship orchestra, the Essex Youth Orchestra is holding its free audition workshop on Sunday 7 July. If you know of a young musician who would benefit from the opportunity of joining the leading Youth orchestra in Essex and are Grade 7 or above, please click here 

Hear all of the music groups which make up our Essex Youth Jazz Academy for free in the glorious acoustics of St Nicholas' Church in Harwich on Saturday 20 July. Find out more here. 

In September the Essex Youth Jazz Academy will be holding free jazz auditions.  Click here to find out more.

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