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Strategic Music Partnership Next Steps Early Years Music Conference. Summerhill Hotel and Suites 20 Summerhill Court, Aberdeen, AB15 6TW Wednesday 27th June 2012, 9.00am – 1.00pm Refreshments on arrival and a light lunch will be provided.

The SMP steering group and its partners are pleased to invite you to the second early years miniconference. Building on the success of the first conference and subsequent developments this event will have three main strands: • • •

Training of students and early years staff. Update on SMP initiatives and projects since summer 2011. Networking & looking at the next steps.

The conference is designed to bring together council officers, community workers, early years nursery staff and artists that are involved in the development and provision of music for young children (0-5 years) across Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen. The Strategic Music Partnership’s aims are to commission high quality creative work, broker new partnerships, and align services linked to recognised priority areas. We want to explore a better balance between need and provision, maximising existing resources and increasing the range and number of music opportunities for children and young people aged 0 – 25 across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Programme for the day. 9.00am – 9.30am

Registration & coffee

9.15am – 9.45am

“Music and Me” Demonstration with David Trouton David is a freelance musician, composer and tutor of this early years programme commissioned by East Lothian Strategic Music Partnership. David will be working with some nursery children.

9.45am

Welcome

9.50am

Opening Address – John Harding, Aberdeenshire Council, Head of Lifelong Learning and Leisure

10.05

David Trouton – Question and Answer session about the development of the programme with East Lothian SMP and its future.


10.15

Early Years Focus and its importance as part of the student curriculum Catriona McDonald – University of Aberdeen, School of Education.

10.40

Coffee

10.55

Breakout – music focus in early years training

11.20

Updates on Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire early years projects and initiatives

11.40

Dalcroze method and application with students, pupils and families Cynthia Wilson, Dalcroze Teacher and Music specialist.

12.20

Final feedback and acknowledgements

12.30

Lunch

To reserve your place contact: smpnortheast@gmail.com The Strategic Music Partnership is funded by:

The Strategic Music Partnership is managed by Aberdeen International Youth Festival

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