An extended educational project centred on developing music composition skills to enable GCSE & A-Level Music participants to create short music works written for a solo instrument or voice and accompaniment. The course will cover all stages of the composing process, including practical considerations of the available instruments/singers the participants can write for.
Devised and led by composer James Garner and supported by a selection of Opera North orchestral musicians/singers, the course will feature a combination of online/live composition workshops, accompanied by a step-by-step LTSM resource to guide and support a music teacher and participants at every step of the compositional process. This resource will include lesson guides in a high quality instructional video format to help carry participants through the tasks and support the teacher in every session. The resource will also contain a summarising document for teachers, charting the learning objectives and outcomes for each stage of the process.
The project will culminate in a final sharing performance (either live/remote) featuring the students’ new compositions, played through by Opera North musicians/singers.