On Thursday 7th and Friday 8th September, Red Note Director of Access, Engagement and Participation, Louise Martin, presents New Music Makers at Scottish Association for Music Education.
Launched in 2013, New Music Makers (NMM) supports the development of young composers in schools across Scotland. Designed to inspire and assist composing, NMM demonstrates how a professional ensemble working in partnership with a school can create a genuine practical legacy, enabling the school to take the work forward independently. NMM is an external opportunity taken up at the discretion of the school, however supported by the relevant local authority. Both teachers and pupils have given very positive feedback:
Ali Preston (at time of her involvement with NMM was PT Music at Woodfarm High School; she is now PT Performing Arts at King’s Park Secondary School)
“I just wanted to thank you and the team so much for the delivery of the composing project over the last month at Woodfarm. The pupils have benefited so much from working with Matt and the musicians. Each one of the team had a fantastic approach towards the young people and really encouraged and motivated them in their compositions. Speaking on behalf of the staff, we all have learnt so much which we are already carrying forwards as we work with younger pupils in the classes too.”
Annon. Barrhead High School (pupils submit feedback anonymously)
“I really enjoyed taking part with Red Note. And although frustrating at times it was quite fun composing my own music. Interesting. Inspiring. Proud of my piece.”