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Music Transitions: From A Level to Higher Education





A day of talks, panels, networking and training for music teachers, with a focus on the student transition from Music A Level to degree level study in Music.

Featuring leading educationalist Paul Harris as keynote speaker and Jo Cleary (Senior Manager, Edexcel), who will deliver an update on proposed changes to the A level Music syllabus. The event will also include a panel discussion bringing together first-year music students from London universities and conservatoires to discuss their experiences of moving from A level to HE study in Music.

CPD workshops for teachers (90 minutes) include:

Teaching Composition at A Level (Jim Harrison, Head of Music, Latymer School)

Music Technology: Synthesis and Effects (A practical workshop focusing on sound manipulation techniques for A-Level Music Technology Unit 3C, delivered by Ross Purves, Lecturer in Education Studies, De Montfort University and Diana Salazar, Lecturer in Music, City University London.)

Studio Recording (A practical workshop on vocal recording and processing led by Will Goring.)

Gamelan (A practical workshop led by Andy Channing, principal tutor of the LSO Discovery gamelan education programme.)

Practical workshops are limited to 20 participants. Please indicate your first and second choice of workshop when booking.

Lunch and refreshments included. Please indicate any dietary requirements when booking.


9:30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Welcome (Diana Salazar, City University London)
10:15 Update on A level Music reform (Jo Cleary, Senior Manager, Edexcel)
11:00 Keynote (Paul Harris)
12:00 Coffee
12:15 Student and teacher panel discussion
13:00 Lunch and networking. Optional tour of City University Music Dept.
14:00 Breakout (Four CPD workshop options, see above)
15:30 Summary and closing remarks
16:00 Close

For any questions regarding this event please email Dr Diana Salazar

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When & where

9.30am - 4.00pmWednesday 9th July 2014

Performance Space College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom

Contact Details

Department of Music

Department Administrator


College Building
City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7040 8284

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