“The potential of live music to engage people, bring them together and give them a voice is something that has inspired me since I first joined a choir as a slightly tuneless 7 year old. So I’m really excited that I have got the opportunity to develop a new South West programme with Live Music Now and I’m looking forward to sharing this important experience with lots more people.” – Ursula Crickmay
We are delighted to announce that Ursula Crickmay has joined Live Music Now as the Director for our work in the South West of England.
Ursula has been involved in devising, developing and managing creative projects in outreach and learning environments for the past 17 years. Her main focus has been in developing the Learning programme for Wigmore Hall in the role of Director of Learning. There she developed work with early years settings, schools, families, young people, hospitals, older people with dementia and in musician development, as well as curating study programmes and family events at the Hall.
On a consultancy basis Ursula has contributed to organisations including the Royal Academy of Music as external examiner for their Music in the Community course, Wiltshire Music Centre, Mid Wales Chamber Orchestra, as mentor for South West Music School, and for the Dartington Hall Trust as project manager.
Ursula graduated from the University of York where she studied music and completed an MA in Community Music in 2000. She has recently returned to education to undertake an MSc in Educational Research at the University of Exeter and is also enjoying starting out on jazz piano.
We’d love to hear from any South West organisations or people that would like to work with us, as we relaunch our activities at special schools, care homes, hospitals and more, from Cornwall to Gloucestershire.