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Community Musician Training


Musicians and communities in our local region have been hit hard by the pandemic: talented musicians have lost work, loneliness is on the rise and wellbeing is affected amongst the most vulnerable.

Britten Pears Arts’ Community Team delivers projects across East Suffolk to support the health and wellbeing of individuals and to strengthen communities. Working throughout the year, our projects aim to support young people in and out of school and those living in challenging circumstances, families with young children, older people living with long-term health conditions and those in the criminal justice system.

As the world begins to resume some sense of normality during 2021, this work is going to be more important than ever, and we want to connect with our local talent and upskill a pool of diverse local musicians to help us deliver it.

If you’re a musician based in the local region who is passionate about working with your local community but doesn’t have the relevant experience, we want to help you to develop your music leadership skills.

We’re looking for musicians from all backgrounds and genres to apply to take part in four days of paid training, delivered in partnership with Spitalfields Music. This training will help you develop your music leadership skills, kickstart a relationship between us and you, and may pave the way to further paid opportunities.

Deadline for applications: 3pm, Wednesday 24 February

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Abimaro Gunnell
James Redwood
Yvette Riby-Williams
Other leaders to be confirmed