Webinar 15 June: Curating accessible cultural diversity in classical music

Birmingham Music Education Research Group invite you to a FREE webinar presented by award winning British composer Philip Herbert.

Event title: Curating accessible cultural diversity in classical music in creative school curricula

What is this event all about?

Music curriculum design and our own identities are closely intertwined, so how do we include the curation of accessible cultural diversity in classical music, as part of the curriculum for the classroom? How do we nurture and inspire creativity in the classroom, through the lens of curating accessible cultural diversity in classical music? What are the opportunities and what are the threats?

Our guest speaker Philip Herbert is an award winning British Composer who has written for a variety of international ensembles including the BBC Singers, Sinfonia ViVA, LSO String Quartet, Orchestra of the Swan, Capital Philharmonic New Jersey and Nashville Orchestras. His portfolio career combines teaching, performance, curation, writing for publication, developing and devising workshops and projects, Assessing Music projects for the Arts Council of England, Broadcasting and Composing. Philip has a keen interest in the historical contributions Black Composers have contributed to classical music and has conducted research trips to university departments and archives in the USA in search of books, documentation, scores and recordings. Currently, Philip is working on a commission from Serendipity UK which celebrates the Windrush Generation.

Philip’s presentation will be followed by a Q&A and discussion chaired by BMERG researcher Dr Anthony Anderson.

What to expect
This seminar is organised by the Birmingham Music Education Research Group. BMERG’s seminars promote the discussion of culture and practice across educational settings with a focus on music education. You can expect a presentation that will provoke thinking, followed by a stimulating discussion with opportunities to ask questions.

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