LMN Musicians Practice Forum 2020

Featured in photo from top left, clockwise: Nadine Benjamin, John Kelly, Gary Day, Suzy Clod, Uchenna Ngwe

Musicians' Practice Forum 2020

Wednesday 25 November 2020
Thursday 26 November 2020
1.45pm-5.30pm, Zoom

The annual Musicians’ Practice Forum is moving online!
This is your chance to virtually meet with other LMN musicians, be inspired by our guest speakers, and access specialist training sessions, designed to help equip you with the skills needed to navigate this new pandemic landscape. Download the event programme here.

John Kelly opens our first day with a presentation on The Social Model of Disability and his life as a disabled professional musician and disability rights campaigner. Soprano Nadine Benjamin joins us on day two to share her journey to becoming a professional opera singer, and how her training as a mentor and high-performance coach has helped her to face the challenges of the C19 pandemic.  

  • LMN musicians will be paid a ‘loss of earnings’ fee of £35 per half day attendance.  
  • In England (LMN NW/SE/NE/SW) our budget is capped at 60 musicians per day so please do book your place early.

Please pre-register here on Zoom:

Wednesday 25 November 2020 1.45pm-5.30pm
Thursday 26 November 2020 1.45pm-5.30pm

Note: You will need to pre-book your breakout sessions when you register. You will be able to attend two of the three sessions on offer per day. Schedule and descriptions below or download here.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all!

 

Schedule and speakers:

DAY ONE Wednesday 25th November

1.45-2.00pm – Main room opens

2.00-2.05pmWELCOME: Live Music Now Acting Executive Director, Nina Swann

2.05-2.45pmGUEST SPEAKER: Professional musician and disability campaigner John Kelly

2.45-2.55pm – Q&A

2.55-3.00pm – Comfort break

3.00-4.00pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Please choose your sessions when registering on zoom.

  • a. The Social Model of Disability in Practice with John Kelly and Bea Hubble: How the social model of disability translates into our work with older people, what is considered best practice in enabling participants to fully engage, and resources to support your sessions
  • b. Interactive music sessions online for Children and Young People with additional learning needs with Gary Day: Practical advice on how you can use Assistive Music Technology and Sounds of Intent to create music with children and young people, both in the room and online, highlighting different ways of running musical activities and the challenges.
  • c. Humanizing the Digital Connection with The Clod Ensemble: Exploring creative and innovative ways to build meaningful relationships with participants on digital platforms. Tips and strategies for musicians thinking about presenting virtual live workshops, online residencies and streamed performances.

4.00-4.05pm - Comfort Break

4.05-5.05pmBREAKOUT SESSIONS: See above for full session description.

  • a. The Social Model of Disability in Practice with John Kelly and Bea Hubble
  • b. Interactive music sessions online for Children and Young People with additional learning needs with Gary Day
  • c. Humanizing the Digital Connection with The Clod Ensemble

5.05-5.30pm Plenary
 

DAY TWO Thursday 26th November

1.45.2.00pm – Main room opens

2.00-2.05pmWELCOME: Live Music Now Chairman Sir Vernon Ellis

2.05-2.40pmGUEST SPEAKER: Professional singer and life coach Nadine Benjamin

2.40-2.55pm – Q&A

2.55-3.00pm – Comfort break

3.00-4.00pmBREAKOUT SESSIONS: PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR SESSION WHEN YOU REGISTER

  • d. Moving SEND residencies online with SEND Inspire Fellows: Learn from the experiences of our LMN Level 3 SEND Inspire Fellows how they moved school residency work online.
  • e. Curating Diversity and Classical Music with Uchenna Ngwe: An exploration of some of the themes central to developing active classical music curation, with reference to ongoing research into the long history of Black classical musicians in Britain, with a view to opening up the way we present classical music.
  • f. Ways to wellbeing during the COVID pandemic for musicians with Dr Barney Dunn: This session will focus on practical ways to build wellbeing and manage stress during the COVID pandemic, informed by a psychological first aid framework and taking into account the particular pressures and challenges that musicians are currently facing. While the advice given will be ‘common sense’, often we are not very good at putting into practice such advice, so the session will introduce ways to trouble shoot and overcome barriers to behaviour change.

4.00-4.05pm - Comfort Break

4.05-5.05pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS: PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR SESSION WHEN YOU REGISTER

  • d. Moving SEND residencies online with SEND Inspire Fellows
  • e. Curating Diversity and Classical Music with Uchenna Ngwe
  • f. Ways to wellbeing during the COVID pandemic for musicians with Dr Barney Dunn