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 Devon Music Education Hub Newsletter
Celebrating Singing Excellence in 2015!
On Wednesday 11th March, 2015, Babcock LDP Music Service, in partnership with Exeter Cathedral and other hub partners, will host a Devon Music Education Hub Singing Festival for young people across Devon.
This day-long festival showcasing excellence in singing will feature talented choirs and singing groups from across the county. The day will give young people the opportunity to develop their skills, experience a diverse range of vocal genres, hear their peers perform and celebrate together in a performance at Exeter Cathedral.
Does your school choir or vocal ensemble fit the bill?
Your school can be part of this fantastic celebration and perform in an evening concert at Exeter Cathedral by completing this application form and sending a MP3 recording by Friday 7th November to
For more information please see the rules and regulations here
DMEH Annual Return to ACE Autumn 2014 - Deadline 17th October
As you know Music Education Hubs are required to report once a year to Arts Council England (ACE) through an annual return.
Continued Funding of the Devon Music Education Hub depends on 'a completed, satisfactory annual submission', so we need your help to ensure that Devon is able to meet this criteria.
All local Learning Communities and schools benefit from this funding and a completed data return is one of the conditions of the support.
Please follow the link below to an online form to complete and return
The deadline for completing this form is now Friday 17th October 2014.
The Music Service will continue to gather information from schools and other hub partners to make our data as complete as possible and comply comfortably with the ACE deadline.
The Music Service team will continue to be on hand to assist with any difficulties you may have with submitting data.
Northern Devon Music Conference - 'Ten Pieces' themed training and Networking
It's not too late to join Babcock LDP Music Leads on Thursday 16th October in a 'hands-on' music making sessions across all Key Stages supporting delivery of the new music curriculum in relation to the National Plan for Music Education. This course will offer whole class curriculum support for introducing classical music into the classroom.

For more information please click here
The National Children's Orchestras of Great Britain's Auditions for 2015 are now open!
NCO have begun their search for children aged 7–13 to join the NCO in 2015. The NCO is Great Britain's premier symphony orchestra for children and are looking for the very best young musical talent the UK has to offer.
Information on the audition process can be found here.
Funding for Talented Young Musicians in Your Area - Now Available!
Future Talent is the flagship charity, which finds, funds and nurtures exceptionally talented young musicians from low income families from anywhere in the UK.
We provide mentoring, career and general music advice, performance opportunities and a financial bursary to support a young person's specific needs, eg. music lessons, instrument purchase, memberships etc.
Applications for a Future Talent Music Bursary now open.
The deadline for applications is 10 November 2014.
For more information and to apply please click here.
Look out for the next edition in November!
If you have any particular events or initiatives you want to celebrate across the DMEH community, please send submissions to Clair McColl
South West Music School Newsletter - a new academic year begins...
Do you want to know what the new year hold for South West Music School? Find out here!
South West Flute Day
Are you Grade 5+ and always wanted to play with professional flute players?
Well here's such an opportunity!
For more information, please click here.
CEDA Rhythms Community Music Event
An opportunity to hear musicians and young people from the local area perform who have disabilities.  A free event for all family, friends and you people to attend and be part of these special performances!
For more information contact Mike at CEDA on 
Musicmaking to Support Relationships and Behaviour in Early Years  A practical workshop and networking opportunity for schools and Early Years Settings. Helen Brayley (Musicplay) will demonstrate practical ways to make music a playful, child led activity which develops relationships, enhances self esteem and positively affects behaviour.

For more information please click here.
Delivering Informal Music Sessions for Young People: Exploring Challenging Behaviour and Professional Boundaries
A 1 day-training course for: Musicians, music leaders and young people interested in working in with young people in informal settings such as youth clubs, especially working with children in challenging circumstances. For more information on how to take part click here.
Devon Teachers  Rock Choir Teachers and school based staff, you can still sign up to this wonderful CPD opportunity.
Singing with Young People Experiencing Challenging Circumstances
The day will focus on how to support and encourage young people to sing, and how to adapt these techniques for different groups and settings.
For more information please click here.
DMEH Website
Don't forget, you can add details of any upcoming musical events, CPD opportunities and activities on the DMEH website.

Just submit the form with details, add a photograph or logo and it will appear on the DMEH pages.

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