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. 

Making Musical Memories at our Summer Vocal Festivals


Over 750 children from 18 Essex Schools made musical memories at our four vocal festivals this Summer term.

This term we have focused on two districts - Braintree and Tendring - with all local primary schools invited to join our events. Find out more here 

In September we have a Vocal Harmony Workshop which will improve music reading skills, singing techniques and much more.  Find out more here 

Music in the Early Years 


Our 'School Readiness Through Musicianship' programme was launched earlier this month. Find out more about its aims for improving key learning skills in Reception Year here.

SEND update


Following the completion of our 3-year award-winning Youth Music funded 'Bright Future for SEND Music in Greater Essex' project we are now offering more opportunities.  Click here for information including a Skoog training opportunity.


Focus on Benfleet 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 Benfleet Community Music Centre including news on its newTooT Band- click here  to find out more.

Grants 4 Schools

Grants 4 Schools is a free monthly e-Magazine with the aim of informing schools of the latest developments and to highlight a number of new key funding opportunities. During the last month, Grants 4 Schools team has identified many new funding opportunities.  Click here to find out more and subscribe

Events and information for Teachers


Music Mark For all invited Music Mark member schools, applications need to be received by 18 July 2019.  Find out more here

Essential Music Co-ordinator CPD Intensive one-day course for current and new subject leads. 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 

New Free Twilight CPD events for both of our subsidised on-line resources -  Charanga and O-Generator will soon be shown here for the Autumn term.

Free Live Music Events and


Hear the music groups from our Essex Youth Jazz Academy in Harwich on Saturday 20 July. Find out more here. 

Hear the Essex Youth Symphonic Wind Orchestra in concert in Colchester on Wednesday 14 August. Find out more here

The Essex Young People's Orchestra presents it free concert including  Gregson's Tuba Concerto in  Colchester on Monday 19 August. Find out more here

Essex Youth Orchestra and Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra will be performing a joint post-tour concert after their excursion to Germany.  Click here to find out more about the  concert on 31 August in Chelmsford. 

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

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