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Spring Sing with NYCoS

SPRING SING with the National Youth Choir of Scotland

Do you love singing? Come and learn some Singing Games appropriate for use in school, at home, in choir – or just come for the joyful experience of participation!

Like to learn more about musicianship training according to the principles of Zoltán Kodály?

Interested in attending one of the following free workshops?

  • Mon 4 April: Craignure Village Hall, Isle of Mull
  • Tue 5 April: Corran Halls, Oban
  • Wed 6 April: Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
  • Thu 7 April: North Inch Community Campus, Perth

Two workshops are on offer:

WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS (10.00–12.00 and 13.30–15.30) This workshop will be suitable for teachers, choir leaders, community workers, instrumental teachers or anyone interested in singing and music education. The day will consist of: • A variety of singing games for all ages (including some new games in forthcoming publications from National Youth Choir of Scotland) • A range of rhythmic activities • Some simple repertoire: canons/partner songs etc. • How to introduce children to musical reading and writing according to the principles of Zoltán Kodály • Developing your own musicianship

WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN AGED 7–11 (10.00–12.00) This will be a practical session where children will be involved in a number of Singing Games and Rhythm activities. These games have been tried and tested in schools throughout Britain and beyond and children enjoy the fun, interactive and challenging aspect of the activities. There will be a short presentation to parents/carers at the end of the workshop.

WHO WILL LEAD THESE WORKSHOPS?

WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS will be led by Dr László Nemes and Lucinda Geoghegan Dr László Norbert Nemes is Professor of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music and Director of the International Kodály Institute. At the Liszt Academy and the Kodály Institute Dr Nemes lectures in Kodály’s educational philosophy, teaching methods, solfège, music theory, and he conducts the choral ensemble formed from students of the Kodály Institute. Dr Nemes is Vice President of the International Kodály Society, Honorary Member and Patron of the British Kodály Academy and Patron of Education at the National Youth Choir of Scotland. Lucinda Geoghegan is Education Director for the National Youth Choir of Scotland and her work includes Staff Development training throughout the UK and abroad presenting workshops on Kodály musicianship and methodology. She is currently a theory and musicianship lecturer at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland working in both the Senior and Junior departments and since 2011, she has also been delivering and assessing RCS accredited Kodaly modules to external students. She is a regular tutor for the British Kodály Academy and for local authority partnerships.

WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN will be led by our young team of music tutors Karen Geoghegan, Claire McCue and Moira Morrison – all music graduates who have trained in the Kodály approach and are experienced in working with children.

For more details, and to register for a place, contact: [email protected] or 0141 287 2880