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Composing in the classroom

A Music Excellence London webinar delivered by the ISM Trust

This webinar explores how to cultivate authentic composing in the classroom working backwards from what composers do professionally through A-level, GCSE then KS3. The work of living composers will be discussed as a stimulus for creative work.

Philip Cashian, Head of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music, and Steven Berryman, Director of Music at the City of London School for Girls discuss how class teachers can plant the seeds of composing habits early on so students will progress through school and beyond with the confidence to tackle not only coursework but the freedom to approach their own compositional ideas.

Music Excellence London is a professional development network for London’s Key Stage 3 Music teachers. It is funded by the London Schools Excellence Legacy Fund, supported by the Mayor of London, and is a partnership between Sound Connections, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Music Mark, University of Greenwich, and Barbican Guildhall.

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