Reporter 456, 9 October 2000


Schools in harmony

University students are being enlisted to run music workshops in the city’s schools as part of a new initiative backed by the National Foundation for Youth Music.

The Melody project also involves Opera North, Leeds College of Music and the International Concert season based at the Town Hall. Its title is an acronym for ‘Music – Extending Leeds Opportunities for Developing Youth’.

Four different strands will be developed for school students aged 7 to 17, from one-to-one tuition to large-scale productions.

Academics from the Music department will collaborate with College teachers to run special workshops on composition, performance and alternative music for GCSE and A level students.

The Lottery-funded project aims not only to enhance the musical skills of local youth but also to train students in workshop leadership and creative teaching methods.

Volunteers may contact Liz Muge in the city and regional office (e.muge@adm.leeds.ac.uk or ext 3936).

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