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September/ October 2012 In this issue The piano in the spotlight BBC’s autumn focus Using pop music to get children learning Pop4Schools Choir Schools’ Association

ABRSM conferences 2012

Making sure composers are heard

Supporting musical development to the highest standards A series of two-day conferences featuring a broad range of practical and thought-provoking sessions for instrumental and vocal teachers of all levels • Birmingham, 22–23 September • Manchester, 6–7 October • London, 17–18 November

To find out more and book your place visit us at www.abrsm.org/conferences or call +44 (0)8456 522511

Seminars include: • The new ABRSM Piano syllabus • Theory: views from the examiner’s chair • Effective practice • Aural success at the higher grades • Spotlight on brass

Presenters include: • Lincoln Abbotts, ABRSM Teaching and Learning Development Director • Helen Deakin, Educator, ABRSM mentor and examiner • Paul Harris, Educator and author • John Holmes, ABRSM Chief Examiner • Gary Matthewman, Pianist and ABRSM examiner • Anthony Williams, Pianist, educator and ABRSM examiner

‘If you are a musician then you absolutely have the right to be paid for the work you undertake, even if it is at the Olympics.’ Deborah Annetts Page 1

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Music Journal September-October 2012  

magazine of the Incorporated Society of Musicians

Music Journal September-October 2012  

magazine of the Incorporated Society of Musicians