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Music Grant 2011-12

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

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North Yorkshire Music Service pupil features in new BBC2 documentary

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Harrogate Music Centre pupil, Vahan Salorian features in a new 3 part documentary Goldie’s Band – By Royal Appointment’ which starts on Saturday 26th March at 9.00pm on BBC 2.
Goldie, the drum and bass pioneer, DJ, artist and former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ contestant has been travelling the length and breadth of the country in the search for raw musical talent. The aim of the project was to find talented youngsters coping with often challenging personal circumstances and to highlight the organisations that supported them. 12 youngsters were selected for the programme bringing together a diverse range of instruments and musical genres.
Vahan was nominated for the project by Jane Donald and Anne Heaton from the North Yorkshire County Music Service and his journey began back in June in his home town of Barnoldswick, where he met Goldie and jazz saxophonist Soweto Kinch. He then attended 2 residential courses with 11 other musicians, where they were mentored by a team of industry experts including composer Guy Chambers and singer songwriters Cerys Matthews and Ms Dynamite. Vahan was also given the opportunity to have flute lessons with Sir James Galway and to spend a day with the film and television composer Debbie Wiseman OBE.
The project ended in spectacular fashion culminating in a performance by all 12 youngsters in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace in front of Prince Harry and an audience of special guests.
Vahan’s first instrument is flute and he has become increasingly interested in composition. He also plays violin, trombone and keyboard. He receives instrumental tuition in school from the North Yorkshire County Music Service as well as attending Harrogate Music Centre where he plays in Harrogate & Skipton Schools’ Symphony Orchestra. He is also a member of the North Yorkshire Schools’ County Orchestra where he has twice won the Young Composer’s competition.

Instrumental/Vocal Tutor

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Music Service or organisation: Sheffield Music Service

Closing date for applications: 1/7/2011

The Music Service is a thriving, dynamic and expanding music service. We are presently looking for instrumental and vocal teachers across the full spectrum of western classical, popular, jazz and world music disciplines.

Our service delivers a variety of different activities to the children of Sheffield and the surrounding areas. These activities would include: one to one tuition, small group tuition, whole class tuition and ensembles either based centrally or in our schools. Teachers are employed on an a variable hours contract. In-service training is provided for all staff including mentoring and support where needed.

Interview sessions are held half termly, so we do recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

Applicants will be expected to travel to different areas of the city.

We currently have vacancies for flute, brass and singing specialists but we do welcome applications from all instruments.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Records Disclosure form in line with section 115 of the Police Act 1997. Sheffield City Council is currently undertaking a pay and grading review - as part of the review, the grade and salary for this post may be subject to change.

Sheffield City Council is an equal opportunities employer and has publicly committed to this by signing up to the Two Ticks Positive About Disabled People scheme. This ensures that all disabled applicants, able to demonstrate that they meet the minimum criteria of the job description are guaranteed an interview.


Upper Strings Teachers

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Music Service or organisation: Berkshire Maestros

Closing date for applications: ongoing

We are currently looking to recruit experienced, inspiring, quality Upper Strings teachers on both a full-time and part-time basis with immediate effect. Is this you ?

At Berkshire Maestros, there is an opportunity to work with one of the most successful Music Services in the Country primarily teaching pupils in groups with some project and ensemble work, as well as individual teaching.

If you are interested in applying, please email your current CV to or call 0118 901 2356, or look on our website in the Staff Section - Job Opportunities.