The North Yorkshire-based youth music charity NYMAZ will be hosting the Resound Remote Learning Festival in May 2021 and is inviting all music educators to share and discuss their experiences of online teaching over the difficult pandemic period.
The festival is aimed at an audience of music professionals and volunteers working with music hubs in England and equivalent services across the UK and beyond, as well as those involved in other music industry sectors and seeks to celebrate the successes, explore the challenges, take stock of the last year and identify new opportunities for growth in music education.
Connect Resound was created by NYMAZ in 2014 to explore the use of online digital technology to increase access to instrumental lessons and live music. Funded by Arts Council England through Youth Music and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, it has worked with schools, music hubs and arts organisations across England to develop new skills and working practices. Initially, the brief was to reach out to children in isolated rural areas, but the pandemic has opened new barriers to overcome, including the mental health issues of lockdown isolation.
How to get involved
The four main strands of the festival will be Teaching Music Online, Making Music Online, Creating and Curating Online Musical Experiences and The Future of Online Music Education.
Anyone wishing to share their knowledge and experience on these topics is encouraged to apply by 26 February via this form.
- To expand the 2021 festival programme, the organisers are inviting submissions from music teachers, academics, music hub managers, music education companies and anyone with interesting case studies or perspectives to share.
- They are also inviting offers to create events within the festival such as workshops, presentations, practical sessions and academic papers.
Applicants will hear whether they have been accepted by 31 March.
The festival takes place on 17-21 May.
Music educators can also join the NYMAZ Remote Music Learning Network free-of-charge at www.nymaz.org.uk/for-