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Music Making Meetings – open to all musicians who face disabling barriers

  • 31st January 2017 - 1st February 2017
  • 31st Jan - 5- 7.30pm 1st Feb 2pm – 4.30pm or 5.30pm – 8pm
  • Various

Drake Music are supporting Orchestras Live and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, to build a programme of work within Essex that supports and cultivates the skills Deaf or Disabled musicians or artists to work as professional music leaders, whilst being positive role models for participants, audiences and the orchestral sector.

Orchestras Live and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra both work extensively within the region and want to make sure their creative workforce reflects the participants and audiences they work with.

Therefore we invite Disabled musicians to attend one of the upcoming ‘Music Making Meetings‘:

Meeting 1

  • DATE: Tuesday 31st Jan 2017
  • TIME: 5pm -7.30pm
  • VENUE: Ideas Hub, Chelmsford
  • ADDRESS: Hub 1, 1-4 Market Square, High Chelmer, Chelmsford, CM1 1XF

Meeting 2

  • DATE: Wednesday 1st February 2017
  • TIME: 2pm – 4.30pm or 5.30pm – 8pm
  • VENUE: Signals Media Arts Centre
  • ADDRESS: Victoria Chambers, St Runwald Street, Colchester,  CO1 1HF

The ‘Music Making Meetings‘ will be an opportunity to network, meet other musicians and try out some accessible music technology with Drake Music and is open to Disabled musicians, producers, sound artists, singers and composers.

The meetings aim to create an environment which supports creative experimentation and growth. So we are extending an open invitation to Disabled artists (in the widest musical sense of the word) to come along, get involved and take the floor – share current work, discuss your creative process, join in a jam session and exchange knowledge and ideas.

The meetings will also be a place to find out about future professional development opportunities with the Orchestras and the potential of setting up an Essex based inclusive Orchestra.

The meetings will be hosted by: Tim Steiner, a renowned composer and conductor with a specialty in devised and collaborative performance, James Rose, a Disabled Conductor and Musician who’s starting a traineeship with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra this year and Charles Matthews, an electronic musician, gamelan player, and music technologist.

Attend this event

To register to attend (or If you are unable to attend a meeting but are keen to register your interest for any future meetings) please complete the online registration form.

Plus, let people know you’re going on facebook & help spread the word.

If you require any additional support completing the form or have any questions then please do email

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