Schools Programme

A large group of school children taking part in a concert on the main stage at Middlesbrough Town Hall.

Musinc’s 2021/22 schools programme is now live!

We’ve got an amazing variety of musical activities for your school to get involved in, from rap to classical, jazz to music tech – there’s something for all ages and abilities. Young people will have the opportunity to visit Middlesbrough Town Hall, complete Arts Award qualifications, watch and take part in performances, and so much more!

At Musinc, equality, diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of everything we do. All activities are inclusive and accessible for vulnerable young people and SEN students. If you have any queries about your young people’s ability to access an activity please get in touch to discuss the needs of your students. The age ranges given should act as guidance only.

Lots more events, including masterclasses with visiting artists and performances for your young people to attend will be announced over the course of the year.

How to book

To book your place, please choose your workshop and date (listed below under ‘Activities’), and email your choices to samantha_spruce@middlesbrough.gov.uk.

Enquiries

For enquiries, please email our Project Coordinator, Samantha Spruce on samantha_spruce@middlesbrough.gov.uk.

Activities

See details of activities and events below.

Music Careers Panel with Q&A

Open to: GCSE and A Level students

Dates: Tuesday 21st June 2022, 1-2.30pm

Where: Main Hall, Middlesbrough Town Hall

Cost: FREE

We want young people from the Tees Valley to aspire to do amazing things! There are so many career paths available in music and we want to highlight what young people can achieve in our area.

Our panel of local professionals will reflect the huge variety of musical professions, inspiring young people to think more about careers around their strengths and interests and pursue a career in music.

Each panelist will make a short introduction before the Q&A portion of the event. Questions for our panellists can be submitted in advance.

These activities are school based.

Introduction to the Orchestra (Assemblies)

Open to: KS1 & KS2

Dates: For available dates in 2022, please get in touch.

Cost: £40 per assembly

Learn more about the different instruments we might find, what we might hear and how the instruments are played.

Rap and Literacy

Open to: KS2

Dates: 2022

Tuesday 1st March AM

Friday 4th Mar AM

Tuesday 8th Mar AM

Thursday 10th Mar PM

Friday 11th Mar PM

Tuesday 15th Mar AM

Friday 18th Mar AM

Tuesday 22nd Mar AM

Thursday 24th Mar PM

Friday 25th Mar PM

Tuesday 29th Mar AM

Friday 1st Apr AM

Tuesday 5th Apr AM

Thursday 7th Apr PM

Friday 8th Apr PM

Cost: Free

Explore the KS2 literacy curriculum in a in a 60 minute workshop showcasing how the genre of rap can be used as a tool for supporting pupils’ language and literacy skills. The session explores how rap uses complex vocabulary and grammatical functions, whilst also exploring how the performance of rap can support memory, presentation skills and builds confidence in communication.

Create your own Percussion Orchestra

Open to: KS2

Dates: Various dates TBC

Cost: Workshop £40 p/h, per class of up to 30 children

This workshop looks at how young people might approach listening to classical music, with a focus on the sounds made by orchestral instruments. Young people will use a wide variety of percussion instruments to explore and make their own orchestra!

Arts Award is based between the Town Hall and your school.

Arts Award Discover

This can be designed around the needs of your students. Please contact samantha_spruce@middlesbrough.gov.uk to discuss options.

These activities are schools based

Rap and Literacy

Open to: KS3 & KS4

Dates: 2022

Tuesday 1st Mar AM

Friday 4th March AM

Tuesday 8th Mar AM

Thursday 10th Mar PM

Friday 11th Mar PM

Tuesday 15th Mar AM

Friday 18th Mar AM

Tuesday 22nd Mar AM

Thursday 24th Mar PM

Friday 25th Mar PM

Tuesday 29th Mar AM

Friday 1st Apr AM

Tuesday 5th Apr AM

Thursday 7th Apr PM

Friday 8th Apr PM

Cost: Free

Explore literacy and language through rap in a 60 minute workshop. The session explores how rap uses complex vocabulary and grammatical functions, whilst also exploring how the performance of rap can support memory, presentation skills and builds confidence in communication.

Composition Surgeries

Open to: GCSE and A Level Music students

Dates: We have morning and afternoon slots available every weekday between Monday 10th January and Friday 18th February 2022. When emailing to book please provide us with a first and second choice of dates and specify if you’d like a morning or afternoon slot.

Cost: £40 (60 mins, 3 students), £60 (90 mins, 4 students)

Young people will work alongside our experienced tutor Christine in small groups of 3-4 to support progress with their GCSE or A Level composition. She will combine her expertise in music technology with the school’s exam requirements to share practical ideas to develop the student’s compositions as well as providing advice and guidance to help students self-assess their work.

These sessions can be split to allow for working 1:1 (20 minutes per student), or can remain as a group session working collaboratively to share the students work and ideas.

Date: To be arranged to suit your school

Cost: £50 per class for 1.5 hr visit

Booking: Contact us to arrange

Bring your class to our amazing music venue and learn about the heritage and of course some of the famous artists, musicians and bands that have performed on the stage over the years.

Brochure

Our full programme and offer is available to view and download now in our brochure. Please note: dates may be subject to change.

Click here to view a PDF of our 2021/22 schools programme.

Schedule

A summary of our programme can be seen in the table below.

A group of school students drumming outside on upturned buckets

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