Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Seeking Little Kids Rock, USA - National Program Director

An exciting opportunity in the New York City area: Ligature Partners
Inc. has been retained by Little Kids Rock to conduct a search for a
National Program Director.  Little Kids Rock (LKR) is a non-profit
organization based in Cedar Grove, NJ (just outside NYC) which brings
modern rock music instruction and free instruments to public schools
with high concentrations of low-income students.  They currently reach
more than 78,000 children in grades K-12 in eleven states.  Through
partnerships with school districts, LKR is able to work with teachers
to train them on its innovative curriculum-which is built around rock,
pop, rap, hip-hop, funk, blues and reggae-and supply them with
instruments in order to inspire young people and support their
students' self-expression, self-confidence and creativity.

The National Program Director will be responsible for establishing new
high-level relationships with school district administrators, as well
as nurturing existing relationships to foster program growth and
improvement.  He/she will be responsible for setting the vision and
action plan for the training of teachers, and for managing a budget
and the program staff.

The ideal candidate will be an inspirational, charismatic educator
with the ability to build high-level relationships within public
school districts.  He/she will have exceptionally strong interpersonal
and communication skills.  Experience with classroom teaching or
administration within a public school system, as well as non-profit
management experience is highly desirable.  The individual should be
at least proficient on guitar, electric bass, drums or electronic
keyboards.  A master's or doctoral degree is preferred, and formal
academic pedigree in some aspect of music will be considered a plus.

For the full position description contact: Claire@ligaturepartners.com

University of London Chamber Choir: Spring Concert

University of London Chamber Choir: Spring Concert
Conducted by Colin Durrant

Monteverdi - Beatus Vir
Byrd - Laudibus in Sanctis
and Music by Bruckner, Howells, Harris and Purcell

Friday 9th March 2012 - 19:30
St George's Church, Bloomsbury, WC1
Tickets available at the door (£9/£4)


Monday, February 27, 2012

'Directions in Musical Research' Seminar

Thursday 1 March, 5pm - 6.30pm

'Directions in Musical Research' Seminar

(Senate House, Room G35)

Grenville Hancox and Stephen Clift (Canterbury Christ Church University)
Chair: Norma Daykin (University of the West of England)

Applying music: singing on prescription

Free of charge. Open to the public. No advance booking required.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New Teaching Positions in Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM)

Dear Colleagues and Friends of ANIM,

I am pleased to inform you that ANIM is expanding its international
faculty by employing three music teachers for the following

Classical guitar: http://www.jobs.af/afghanistan/14989/guitar-teacher

Cello and double base:

Saxophone: http://www.jobs.af/afghanistan/14991/saxophone-teacher

Having said that I would like to ask you to forward the links above to
your friends and music educators who might be interested to join our
faculty. If is it possible please place it in your website and use
your networks to spread the words about this opportunities.

I am looking forward to appreciate your assistance.


Dr Ahmad Naser Sarmast
Founder and Director

Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM)

Ministry of Education, Afghanistan
Research Fellow
Monash Asia Institute
Monash School of Music - Conservatorium
Monash University, Australia
Honorary Fellow
National College of Music, London
Tel: +93 (0) 796 54 29 52     + 61421981246   +613 9704 2784
Email: ahmad.sarmast@adm.monash.edu.au

Monday, February 13, 2012

Promoting Well-Being in Ageing: the Role of Music

You are warmly invited to a seminar entitled Promoting Well-Being in
Ageing: the Role of Music, which will be held at the Institute of
Education, University of London, on Wednesday 22 February, 10 am - 12
pm (Clarke Hall).

The seminar will consist of a presentation of findings from an ESRC
funded 'New Dynamics of Ageing' research project, followed by a
discussion of ways to develop opportunities for active music making
for older people in local communities.
I very much hope you will be able to attend. To register, please
contact Marleen Laurman at

Kind regards,

Professor Sue Hallam

Institute of Education
University of London
20 Bedford Way

Phone: +44 (0)20 7612 6371
Fax: +44 (0)20 7612 6632


Thursday, February 9, 2012

SIG notice: Four research presentations on Monday 13th Feb!

Dear SIG members,

As a joint SIG/MA Study Day venture, four IoE research students will
present an aspect of their research as follows:

11.00: Flávia Nartia:
'Green's Informal Music Pedagogy in the Open University of Brazil:
Teaching Practices'

11.30: Tim Smart:
'What Makes A Good Musician: A Study of the Practices and Values of
Professional Musicians in London'

12.00: Dr Yang Yang
'The Challenges Inherent in Promoting Traditional Folk Song
Performance and Pedagogy in Chinese higher education: A Case Study of

12.30: Paula Bishop
'Auditory temporal processing skills in musicians with dyslexia'

Room: 944


Tuesday, February 7, 2012


mll!2012. An unmissable event for those who want to be at the
forefront of developments in music education

44 Breakout sessions.
3 Keynotes.
3 Discussion panels.
1 Symposium.

Live performances.
Trade exhibition.
Delegate reception.

Shouldn't you be there?
If you're a music educator, it's for you

musiclearninglive!2012 is designed to inspire EVERYONE working in
music education - practitioners and strategists alike.

We have included sessions of direct relevance to the National Plan for
Music Education.