Conference programme

Music & Drama Education Expo | Manchester 2019

Music & Drama Education Expo provides unforgettable CPD sessions every year for all passionate music and drama educators. In 2018, the Manchester Expo provided hundreds of visitors not only with inspiration and enthusiasm, but with practical lesson ideas and valuable resources to take back into their field of work.

View the 2019 conference programme below!

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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Both

Warm-up | STOMP-style body percussion

Room: Workshop Theatre

Beat Goes On

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10:10 AM - 10:55 AM

Music

'When's the next upgrade?': The challenges of progress for the digital age student

Room: Rhinegold Theatre

Paul Harris, Composer, Author, Educator, Faber Music

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Drama

Drama: A most effective link

Room: The Space

David Bedward, Founder, TranslAction

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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Music

40 ways to play one passage: Creative rehearsing for young ensembles

Room: Workshop Theatre

Owen Cox, Deputy Head of Strings, Chetham's School of Music

Tom Redmond, Director of music, Chetham's School of Music

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11:10 AM - 11:55 AM

Music

Do we need to decolonise our music lessons?

Room: Rhinegold Theatre

Nathan Holder, Musician and Author, I Wish I Didn't Quit

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Both

Creativity in the primary curriculum: Blodin the Beast

Room: The Space

Geoff Smith

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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Both

From intelligent practice to powerful performance: Demonstrating the Alexander technique at work

Room: Workshop Theatre

Judith Kleinman, Author, Alexander in Education

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12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Drama

Pathways to theatre work: What are the options?

Room: Workshop Theatre

Kim Waldock, Freelance Arts Education Consultant, KimWaldock.com

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12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Both

Free from performance anxiety: Performance with confidence and emotional resilience

Room: Rhinegold Theatre

Nick Bottini, Author and Musician Coach, Just Play: The Simple Truth Behind Musical Excellence

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12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Drama

Performing Shakespeare with National Youth Theatre

Room: The Space

Ste Johnston, Actor, National Youth Theatre

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1:20 PM - 1:40 PM

Music

PERFORMANCE | Rocksteady Music School

Room: Workshop Theatre

Rocksteady Music School

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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Music

Panel Discussion: Inclusive approaches to instrumental music teaching

Room: Rhinegold Theatre

Mary-Alice Stack, Chief Executive, Creative United

Rachel Wolffsohn, General Manager, The OHMI Trust

Tom Doughty, Lap slide guitarist, Creative United

Ian Burton, Chief Executive, Nottingham Music Hub

Helen Murray, Team Leader, Nottingham Music Service

Faye Oakland, Team Leader for First Access, Nottingham Music Service

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1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Drama

The Soft Sell: Promoting drama in a sceptical world

Room: The Space

Catherine Nash, Head of drama and theatre, Kingswood School

Alison Warren, Drama teacher, Secondary officer, Clarendon Academy, Trowbridge

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1:55 PM - 2:30 PM

Music

Product Showcase: Teaching Music in the Cloud

Room: Workshop Theatre

Dr Jim Frankel, Director, MusicFirst

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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Music

Engaging composition starters and plenaries for the KS4 and 5 classroom

Room: Rhinegold Theatre

Rachel Shapey, Founder and Director, I Can Compose

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2:40 PM - 3:35 PM

Music

Feversham Primary presents: Music games

Room: Workshop Theatre

Jimmy Rotheram, Music teacher, Feversham Primary Academy

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3:05 PM - 3:50 PM

Drama

Five ways to integrate digital technologies into classroom drama

Room: The Space

Paul Sutton, Artistic director, C&T

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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Music

How to sight-sing: A teacher’s guide

Room: Rhinegold Theatre

Nancy Litten, Author, Alfred UK

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3:50 PM - 4:35 PM

Music

A teacher's musical atlas

Room: Workshop Theatre

Andy Gleadhill, Music education consultant, Freelance

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4:05 PM - 4:50 PM

Drama

Unmasking wellbeing 

Room: The Space

Helen Barnett, Learning and Participation Manager, Trestle Theatre Company

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