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Music Generation Wicklow Programmes

Foundation Music Programme for Primary Schools

Foundation Music

The purpose of this strand is to provide an introduction to music performance for young children from Junior Infants to Second Class. This strand utilises various pedagogical methods providing children with tuition in singing, percussion, movement, music notation and can lead to recorder, tin whistle and ensemble playing. The structure of the programme will involve weekly sessions of 40/60 minutes per class group to take the music experience for children beyond the formal school curriculum in a specialist led programme.

 

Wicklow Children’s Choral Music Programme

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This programme provides a high quality music experience, delivered in a fun and accessible way, which enables children to become more confident at music reading and performance.  The structure of the programme involves weekly sessions of 60 minutes per class group for the purposes of working on a specific repertoire. Participating schools hold school concerts and on occasion other local performances are also integrated into the programme.

 

Small Group Instrument Tuition Programme

Individual and small group tuition

This programme provides music tuition in a range of instruments and voice across the different music genres in small groups enabling children to become competent at music reading, playing  and performance.  It differs from the Foundation Music and Choral Music strands, as it is not delivered on a classroom basis.  The lessons are delivered by Music Generation specialist music educators either during schools, as an after –school activity supported by the school or in one of our Music Hubs.

 

Community

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We are currently delivering a number of new community music initiatives. Current programmes  include:

Dunlavin Strings – a violin programme

Blessington Music Hub – access to tuition, recording and mentorship

Composers Club – a band composition/mentorship programme

Bray Youth Reach Programme – a guitar tuition programme

Samba Drumming –  St. Peter’s Primary School after school

Summer Schools – multi-genre music camps throughout the summer

 

Commissions

Our commission series is an on-going series of new works and collaboration between students, schools, music groups and professional composers. Former commissioned works and Music Generation Wicklow partners include:

Up the Downbeat – George Higgs

Mostly Me – Elaine Agnew

Vanished Lands – Neil Martin

Blue Bottle – Brian Irvine

The Wicklow Ways – Vincent Kennedy

Mary Gordon – Brian Irvine & Neil Martin

 

Ensembles

 

We encourage and support the creation of ensembles through schools, after school programmes and community initiatives.

 

 

 

 

Contact Music Generation Wicklow for more info on its programming