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Music oft hath such a charm...

Welcome to the April 2016 edition of the Yorkshire Youth & Music bulletin!

This month sees the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, and although we're featuring a musical Shakespearean tidbit throughout the year via Shakespeare's Corner, we thought we'd dedicate this month's whole bulletin to the bard. As well as being a direct influence for many a music-maker, he has been a profound influence on music (and culture in general) worldwide since his death on 23rd April 1616.

Here are the offerings this month... hopefully not a Comedy of Errors... 

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Never making Much Ado About Nothing (!)
on behalf of the Yorkshire Youth and Music team

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Career Coaching
One to one appointments to suit your diary
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70 minute coaching session with an experienced and qualified adviser (plus a personalised follow up plan), our coaching is open to all music education professionals in the Yorkshire region

Other training / events in the region

Arts Award adviser training:
Discover and Explore
Monday 25th April in Leeds
Bronze & Silver
Monday 9th May in York
Thursday 19th May in Leeds

Artforms Leeds: Music Connect - Primary Music Co-ordinators Network
Monday 25th April in Leeds
A 3 - hour session providing Music Co-ordinators with opportunities to receive training and support with resources and curriculum delivery, alongside networking with peers

Artforms Leeds: Music Connect - Joined Up Thinking for Music
Thursday 19th May in Leeds
'Joined-Up Thinking' offers music as a springboard for cross-curricular approaches to delivering the primary curriculum

Epiphany Music: Make Music Make a Difference
Friday 24th June, 9.30am - 4.30pm in York
This highly engaging and interactive day will equip you to more effectively deliver transformational music activities in SEND settings

National / International

Sound Connections: Introduction to Circle Singing
Wednesday 29th June, 2 - 5pm in London
Both inspiring and practical singing workshop

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Training, Events and News for Young People

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Meet the Artist

Testament is an MC / rapper and Guinness World Record holding human beatboxer.

He has over a decade of experience, his debut album reached the top 10 in the Hip Hop charts, he got a Guiness World Record for leading the largest ever Beatbox ensemble piece, has performed in front of Presidents and Nobel Prize winners and he has facilitated workshops in for a huge range of education and arts organisations across the UK and beyond.

To find out more about this month's amazing artist, click here!

Shakespeare's Corner

Welcome to Shakespeare's corner, containing a Shakespearian tidbit every month, in honour of this year's 400th anniversary of the bard's death.

Feeling woeful? Need a musical pick-me-up? What you need is a viol!

"Like musical homeopathy, viols eased melancholy by transforming it into an exquisite art."

Viols were also used during the tragic and sorrowful moments in some more regal productions of Shakespeare’s plays, taking place in the royal court...

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Jobs and Opportunities

Orangebox: Development Officer
Deadline is THIS Thursday 14th April at 9am

Artforms Leeds: Instructor (Recorder and Music Theory)
Deadline is Thursday 21st April

Artforms Leeds: Teaching Assistant (Keyboards)
Deadline is Thursday 21st April

Rock Choir: Exceptional Singer required to open choirs in Yorkshire
Deadline is Friday 22nd April

Pif-Paf: Female & Male performer musicians for Snow White Christmas Show
Deadline is Friday 22nd April
Sheffield, Yorkshire-wide

Razzamataz: Singing Teacher
Deadline is Saturday 30th April

Northern Lights Drama: Acting & Musical Theatre Teachers
Deadline is Sunday 1st May

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All's Well That Ends Well!

Did you know that the Knock Knock joke
may have
originated in a Shakespeare play

Here's a Shakespearean inspired one,
from the Shakespeare Geek blog, just for fun...

Knock knock.
Who’s there? 
Toby who? 
Wait—sorry. Not Toby. 
Make up your mind! Who’s there?
Toby or not Toby, that is the question...
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