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New ensemble launching in 2020…Hackney Junior Jazz Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are pleased to announce that next term we will be launching a NEW and exciting ensemble – the Hackney Junior Jazz Ensemble (HJJE) for young musicians of Grade 2 and above standard looking for the experience of playing in a jazz group!

HJJE will be a cross-phase ensemble, open to Primary Yr5+ pupils as well as secondary players.  We anticipate a wide range of opportunities for musicians in the ensemble, as well as progression to the Hackney Creative Jazz Ensemble.

The group accommodates any instrument – we welcome drummers/percussionists, guitars/basses, keys as well as strings/wind and brass, tuned percussion are also warmly welcomed!

This new ensemble follows the success of our long-established Hackney Creative Jazz Ensemble (HCJE). HCJE regularly perform at venues such as the Vortex and the Hackney Empire and is aimed at minimum Grade 5 standard (Yr7+) players.  We are delighted that we are now able to additionally set up a feeder ensemble to nurture musicians from a younger age interested in exploring jazz.

HCJE Manager Oliver Crooke says:

‘We are excited to be launching this new ensemble in January 2020 which expands the range of opportunities we are able to offer young musicians across Hackney”

HJJE will rehearse at City Academy on Wednesdays 4.30 – 6pm, directly before the Senior Ensemble. Like HCJE, the ensemble will be coached by a team of professional musicians including a rotation of different instrumentalists in order that all the different sections of the group are supported well.

To find out more about HJJE, as well as our other ensemble opportunities, please visit HMS ensemble page, here

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Grand Union Youth Orchestra Masterclass

The unique Grand Union Youth Orchestra (GUYO), London’s pioneering world music and jazz youth ensemble, brings together young musicians aged 12 – 26 who wish to explore the world’s major musical cultures. Players of non-Western instruments are particularly welcome.

Join GUYO, no auditions, FREE OF CHARGE, and:

  • Take part in regular high-profile performances
  • Work alongside leading professional musicians
  • Learn about world music, first hand, from experts
  • Discover new instruments and develop improvisation skills

Meet and create with like-minded young musicians

This year’s Winter Concert (on December 15th) is on the theme of renewal, and the repertoire will reflect this, including pieces suggested or created by members of GUYO itself. This workshop will therefore prepare and rehearse for that.

Where? 

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

GUYO masterclasses or workshops take place at Rich Mix, generally on the first Sunday in each month. GUYO also performs regularly at Rich Mix, at Festivals and other events, and takes part in projects with the parent Grand Union Orchestra and GU Voices.

For more information: nadia@grandunion.org.uk or visit the GUYO website here

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Grand Union Youth Orchestra Masterclass

The unique Grand Union Youth Orchestra (GUYO), London’s pioneering world music and jazz youth ensemble, brings together young musicians aged 12 – 26 who wish to explore the world’s major musical cultures. Players of non-Western instruments are particularly welcome.

Join GUYO, no auditions, FREE OF CHARGE, and:

  • Take part in regular high-profile performances
  • Work alongside leading professional musicians
  • Learn about world music, first hand, from experts
  • Discover new instruments and develop improvisation skills
  • Meet and create with like-minded young musicians

This months masterclass will be in Indian classical music and Bengali folk song, led by tabla maestro Yousuf Ali Khan, combined with jazz and other world music styles. Some GUYO members will then be invited to take part in that afternoon’s performance of Bengal to Bethnal Green, which follows (4.00pm-5.15pm).

Where? 

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

GUYO masterclasses or workshops take place at Rich Mix, generally on the first Sunday in each month. GUYO also performs regularly at Rich Mix, at Festivals and other events, and takes part in projects with the parent Grand Union Orchestra and GU Voices.

For more information: nadia@grandunion.org.uk or visit the GUYO website here

 

 

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CYMH Instrumental School

CYMH is HMDT’s Instrumental Music School which offers students ages 5 upwards an extensive curriculum including group and individual instrumental tuition, singing, musicianship and ensembles, as well as the Orchestra and Choirs of CYMH.

Red programme (KS1)

  • Year 1 – Students sing in the Red choir, and learn recorder through exercises and games in General Musicianship
  • Year 2 – Students attend taster sessions during the Autumn term to choose which instrument they would like to learn going forward through the programme. They continue to sing in Red choir and take General Musicianship classes.

Yellow programme  (KS2+)
(for students have been in the CYMH Red Programme, or join at a similar level)

  • Small group instrumental lessons to encourage ensemble skills.
  • Yellow Ensemble Choir – playing simple melodies at the same time as singing.

Green programme

(for students who are playing at Grade 1+)

  • Small group instrumental lessons until they have passed Grade 2, when they have individual 20 minute lessons.
  • Students join ensembles related to their instrument.
  • Choir and General Musicianship continue to supplement their instrumental learning.
  • Students have the option to switch to Jazz General Musicianship in preparation for Jazz Blues.

This programme is also available as an Ensemble programme for students who wish to further their musical studies with their peers.

Blue programme

(for students who are playing at Grade 3 and above. Entry is by audition)

  • Individual instrumental lessons
  • Small ensembles
  • Higher level choirs
  • General Musicianship
  • Orchestra

This programme is also available as an Ensemble programme for students who wish to further their musical studies with their peers.

Jazz Blue programme

(for students who are playing at Grade 3+ and wish to develop an understanding of jazz. No jazz experience necessary. Entry by audition)

  • Jazz Appreciation
  • Jazz Musicianship
  • Jazz Orchestra
  • Students can also elect to take individual instrumental lessons
  • CYMH Blue Orchestra, Choir, and Grade 5 theory are also available as additional lessons.

This programme feeds directly in to the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy

If your child(ren) already learn an instrument but would like to join the programme, please do contact the office to discuss the best group for them to join.

Sessions run on Saturdays, following the academic year with 10 sessions per term

Please see the HMDT website here for more details, or contact the HMDT Team on 020 8882 8825 

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CYMH Instrumental School

CYMH is HMDT’s Instrumental Music School which offers students ages 5 upwards an extensive curriculum including group and individual instrumental tuition, singing, musicianship and ensembles, as well as the Orchestra and Choirs of CYMH.

Red programme (KS1)

  • Year 1 – Students sing in the Red choir, and learn recorder through exercises and games in General Musicianship
  • Year 2 – Students attend taster sessions during the Autumn term to choose which instrument they would like to learn going forward through the programme. They continue to sing in Red choir and take General Musicianship classes.

Yellow programme  (KS2+)
(for students have been in the CYMH Red Programme, or join at a similar level)

  • Small group instrumental lessons to encourage ensemble skills.
  • Yellow Ensemble Choir – playing simple melodies at the same time as singing.

Green programme

(for students who are playing at Grade 1+)

  • Small group instrumental lessons until they have passed Grade 2, when they have individual 20 minute lessons.
  • Students join ensembles related to their instrument.
  • Choir and General Musicianship continue to supplement their instrumental learning.
  • Students have the option to switch to Jazz General Musicianship in preparation for Jazz Blues.

This programme is also available as an Ensemble programme for students who wish to further their musical studies with their peers.

Blue programme

(for students who are playing at Grade 3 and above. Entry is by audition)

  • Individual instrumental lessons
  • Small ensembles
  • Higher level choirs
  • General Musicianship
  • Orchestra

This programme is also available as an Ensemble programme for students who wish to further their musical studies with their peers.

Jazz Blue programme

(for students who are playing at Grade 3+ and wish to develop an understanding of jazz. No jazz experience necessary. Entry by audition)

  • Jazz Appreciation
  • Jazz Musicianship
  • Jazz Orchestra
  • Students can also elect to take individual instrumental lessons
  • CYMH Blue Orchestra, Choir, and Grade 5 theory are also available as additional lessons.

This programme feeds directly in to the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy

If your child(ren) already learn an instrument but would like to join the programme, please do contact the office to discuss the best group for them to join.

Sessions run on Saturdays, following the academic year with 10 sessions per term

Please see the HMDT website here for more details, or contact the HMDT Team on 020 8882 8825 

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CYMH Instrumental School

CYMH is HMDT’s Instrumental Music School which offers students ages 5 upwards an extensive curriculum including group and individual instrumental tuition, singing, musicianship and ensembles, as well as the Orchestra and Choirs of CYMH.

Red programme (KS1)

  • Year 1 – Students sing in the Red choir, and learn recorder through exercises and games in General Musicianship
  • Year 2 – Students attend taster sessions during the Autumn term to choose which instrument they would like to learn going forward through the programme. They continue to sing in Red choir and take General Musicianship classes.

Yellow programme  (KS2+)
(for students have been in the CYMH Red Programme, or join at a similar level)

  • Small group instrumental lessons to encourage ensemble skills.
  • Yellow Ensemble Choir – playing simple melodies at the same time as singing.

Green programme

(for students who are playing at Grade 1+)

  • Small group instrumental lessons until they have passed Grade 2, when they have individual 20 minute lessons.
  • Students join ensembles related to their instrument.
  • Choir and General Musicianship continue to supplement their instrumental learning.
  • Students have the option to switch to Jazz General Musicianship in preparation for Jazz Blues.

This programme is also available as an Ensemble programme for students who wish to further their musical studies with their peers.

Blue programme

(for students who are playing at Grade 3 and above. Entry is by audition)

  • Individual instrumental lessons
  • Small ensembles
  • Higher level choirs
  • General Musicianship
  • Orchestra

This programme is also available as an Ensemble programme for students who wish to further their musical studies with their peers.

Jazz Blue programme

(for students who are playing at Grade 3+ and wish to develop an understanding of jazz. No jazz experience necessary. Entry by audition)

  • Jazz Appreciation
  • Jazz Musicianship
  • Jazz Orchestra
  • Students can also elect to take individual instrumental lessons
  • CYMH Blue Orchestra, Choir, and Grade 5 theory are also available as additional lessons.

This programme feeds directly in to the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy

If your child(ren) already learn an instrument but would like to join the programme, please do contact the office to discuss the best group for them to join.

Sessions run on Saturdays, following the academic year with 10 sessions per term

Please see the HMDT website here for more details, or contact the HMDT Team on 020 8882 8825 

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