Do you like to sing? Come find out about our outreach singing workshops
The Music Outreach Principle focuses primarily on shared, social music-making as a means of promoting well-being, encouraging participation and developing musical skills and knowledge. Outreach Singing enables groups within schools and the wider community to share their music with others, encouraging on-going participation.
Invercargill will host Susan West, from ANU in Canberra to run a series of workshops over the weekend of September 17/18. These are for adults and children to attend. If you enjoy singing and would like to be involved, please download an enrolment form and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who: Children aged 8 and up, teachers, choir members, music teachers, anyone who enjoys singing!
When: Saturday 17th September, Sunday 18 September
Where: Otatara School, Dunns Road
Cost: FREE for residents of Invercargill and Bluff, thanks to a grant from Creative Communities. For participants who live outside of this area there is a cost of $30 per adult and $5 per child. You are welcome to attend one, two, or all three sessions.
Session 1: Saturday 17th September (Adults)
12:30-1:45: Introduction to Outreach Singing
Session 2: Saturday 17th September (Adults and Children)
2:00-5:30: Singing followed by Outreach visit to local rest home
Session 3: Sunday 18th September (Adults and Children)
1:00-5:00: Singing followed by Outreach visit to local rest home
About Dr Susan West
Associate Professor Susan West is the Artistic Director of the Music Engagement Programme at the Australian National University in Canberra. Susan developed the innovative approach to music education, The Music Outreach Principle, a therapeutic approach that affects the musical lives of over 10,000 adults and children in the ACT, Australia. Assoc. Prof. West’s work has attracted both national and international interest. She has been recognized through various awards, including a National Children’s Week Award, an International Women’s Day Award and a citation for Teaching Excellence from the Carrick Institute. Most recently the Music Engagement Program was recognized for its excellence as a community outreach program through a national awards program run by the Music Council of Australia, as well as an Australian Volunteers Award.