Music Network announces online professional development courses for musicians


Music Network offers a range of support and training opportunities for performing musicians. The organization’s courses help musicians develop the skills needed to stand out in today’s industry, delivered in conjunction with leading professionals.

Music Network has hosted three new online series of its professional development training program for professional musicians, titled Take charge of your performance career.

Publishing focuses on creating music with children, deepening the creative process and developing essential skills. Take charge of your performance career 2022 is just one of the ways Music Network provides support for artists throughout the year.

The first class, Making music accessible to children with special educational needsis due to take place on October 22 and 29.

Delivered by Dr Denise Whitea leading expert in music education and intellectual disability, this series of four Zoom workshops will provide professional musicians with the tools to inspire children through music, exploring new creative and fully inclusive approaches.

Dr. Denise White FRSA is a multi-award-winning music and special needs educator with 30 years of experience in early grades, primary, post-primary, special educational needs, and further and higher education. She is known for her innovative and creative teaching methods and is the founder of the scientifically proven musical invention “Conductology” – a universal gesture system for real-time music creation.

Tickets cost €20 per workshop or €60 for all four workshops; places are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dr Denise White (a leading expert in music education and developmental disabilities) who runs the October program.

Later this fall, Music Network will introduce two more professional development courses, offering musicians the opportunity to engage with leading artists and industry experts.

From November 14 to 29, Taking charge of your career as a performer: at the heart of the creative process will consist of six interactive Zoom sessions hosted by NEA Jazz Master David Liebmanrenowned conductor and soprano Barbara Hanniganand award-winning bluegrass musician Bela Fleck.

Exploring themes such as authentic musical creation, musical reinvention and successful collaboration, these acclaimed presenters will help musicians identify tools that can be used to unlock new and creative approaches to their craft.

Tickets are €25 for 2 sessions; places are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bela Fleck by William Matthews.

From December 12 to 14, Taking Charge of Your Performance Career: Developing Essential Skills will be delivered by the violinist small tasminesenior art director Eibhlin Gleeson and director John Ramster.

This free three-part Zoom series will focus on the critical areas of building resilience, honing your networking skills, and improving stage presence and communication. Tickets are free but registration is required.

“We are very pleased to announce the latest editions of Take charge of your performance career for next fall,” Music Network CEO Sharon Rollston said of the announcements.

“These cover a range of engaging topics led by inspiring and highly experienced musicians and industry experts to help them further their careers.

Music Network is Ireland’s national music touring and development organization, founded by the Arts Council. Its mission is to make high quality live music accessible to communities across Ireland and to help musicians develop fulfilling careers.

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