Christmas Jam is a fun activity suitable for beginner instrumentalists, in small groups or ensembles. There are individual parts for strings, woodwind, brass, guitars, piano and keyboards. It will develop aural, creative and ensemble skills.
Inspiring Voices is the new podcast from the Sing Up Foundation exploring the power of singing to transform children and young people’s lives. New episodes are available fortnightly, September – December 2023. Podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Amazon Music and Google Podcasts.
The initial findings of the first ever UK Musicians’ Census are now available. The results are based on detailed information provided by nearly 6,000 UK musicians, making it the largest ever survey of its kind.
This set of videos demonstrates how to teach pupils a new tune without notation. They are suitable for any instrument, level or genre. Activities can be used in individual, small or large groups, including ensembles and whole class.
This academic journal article explores the benefits of community-based group singing for positive wellbeing through a series of interviews, and creates a series of recommendations for group singing interventions.
As they near the end of two years of funding for CUMIN (the Contemporary Urban Music for Inclusion Network), project leads Pete Dale (University of York) and Pamela Burnard (University of Cambridge) reflect on what has been achieved and what knowledges have arisen, been shared, and generated throughout the project. Their findings platform the work of a range of community music organisations and artists, and call for contemporary music making to be better understood.