New: Professional Development Courses for Musicians this Autumn

New: Professional Development Courses for Musicians this Autumn
Music Network announces new professional development courses for musicians

Music Network presents three new online series of Taking Charge of Your Performance Career, its professional development training programme for professional musicians, focusing on making music with children, delving into the creative process and developing essential skills. Taking Charge of Your Performance Career 2022 is just one of the ways Music Network supports musicians throughout the year.

Taking Charge of Your Performance Career 2022: Making Music Accessible for Children with Special Educational Needs takes place on 22nd and 29th October. Delivered by Dr. Denise White, a leading expert in music education and intellectual disability, this series of four Zoom workshops will provide professional musicians with the tools to inspire children through music, exploring new, creative and fully inclusive approaches.

Dr. Denise White FRSA
is a multi-award-winning special needs and music educator with 30 years’ experience in early years, primary, post-primary, special educational needs, and further and higher education. She is known for her innovative and creative teaching methods and is the founder of the scientifically proven music invention “Conductology” – a universal gesture system for real-time music-making.

Tickets: €20 per workshop or €60 for all four workshops; places are limited and are offered on a first come first served basis.

Additional information and tickets are available here.

Later this autumn, Music Network will present two further professional development courses, offering musicians the opportunity to engage with leading performers and industry experts. A summary of what’s in store is outlined below with additional information due to be announced shortly.

From 14th to 29th November, Taking Charge of Your Performance Career: Inside the Creative Process will consist of 6 Zoom sessions delivered by NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman, conductor and soprano Barbara Hannigan, and award-winning bluegrass musician Béla Fleck.

Tickets: €25 for 2 sessions; places are limited and are offered on a first come first served basis.

Additional information and tickets are available here.

From 12th to 14th December, Taking Charge of Your Performance Career: Developing Essential Skills will be delivered by violinist Tasmin Little, senior arts manager Eibhlín Gleeson and stage director John Ramster. This free three-part Zoom series will focus on the critical areas of developing resilience, perfecting your networking skills and improving stage presence and communication.

Tickets: free but registration required.

Additional information and tickets are available here.

Commenting on the announcement, CEO of Music Network Sharon Rollston said: “We are very pleased to announce the latest editions of Taking Charge of Your Performance Career for the coming autumn. These span a range of engaging topics led by inspiring and highly experienced musicians and industry specialists. We are excited to have such an incredible array of top experts joining us, all keen to share their knowledge and help professional musicians to develop new skills that will help them advance their careers.”