9 months ago

TT1819 Cultural Catalogue


PRIMARY, SECONDARY, POST-16 & SEN OFFERS Thurrock Music Services Project Name Gospel Workshop About the Project Thurrock Music Services (TMS) currently work with over 90% of schools in Thurrock, as an Arts Council England funded music hub. This year they have produced offers for Thurrock schools, ranging from teacher consultation and Music curriculum support, to CPD and workshops for students. This gospel workshop supports the vision of Thurrock’s Singing Strategy to develop a love of singing in every child in Thurrock “to access high quality, engaging singing activities that enthuse, inspire and motivate learners towards pursuing pathways of progression; enabling high level skills for some whilst nurturing social, moral, cultural and spiritual well-being for all”. Gospel practitioner Esther Farinde, who will lead this workshop, is a renowned singer and songwriter. She has worked alongside the likes of the Royal Opera House for the talented home-grown Young People's Choir RM19, The London Guildhall, The Barbican, as well as working with the learning team at Southbank Centre. Esther has recently released a single in addition to tutoring students. She also currently leads The Thurrock Gospel Choir for TMS. This practical workshop will explore: • Gospel music in its various forms and genres • Various vocal techniques including vocal warm up activities and improvisation techniques • The principles of harmony singing (the basics and how to sustain) • Volume relationships and vocal colour • Basic song writing Participants can choose between: Option 1 (2 hours) 1.5 hour workshop, including a 30 minute sharing performance of the participating children’s achievements. Option 2 (2 hours) Two 1-hour workshops, with no sharing performance. Suitability KS1-3, with a maximum 35 children in a group. 46

PRIMARY, SECONDARY, POST-16 & SEN OFFERS Dates, Location & Format These workshops take place in-school, with flexibility regarding booking times during the year. Children are able to utilize improvisation techniques relevant to the Gospel genre, as well as initiate their learning across the following: Learning Outcomes • Correct breathing techniques • Stance for singing • Vocal warm up exercises • Aural training • Understanding vocal registers and transition between them • Diction / Articulation • Storytelling / Dynamics • Responding to direction Teacher Commitment & Training The workshop will provide a CPD opportunity for teachers and support staff. Therefore, it will be expected that the teacher responsible for the class will attend the workshop and participate. Teachers will then be able to incorporate strategies used during delivery of the workshop into their own musical practice, if relevant. There is an opportunity for students to perform to an audience, which can be decided by the teacher. What happens at the end? Participants will be encouraged to pursue a pathway of progression by singing on a regular basis through participation in Thurrock Young People’s Gospel Choir. Schools may wish to consider offering a school-based pathway of progression by purchasing regular support from TMS, to facilitate a weekly school-based Gospel Choir activity. Other Resources/Support Support and additional resources can be provided on request. Costs £150.00 Please note the following project will compliment this offer: • TMS: Rhythm CPD 47