StAMP Virtual Conservatoire

The Virtual Conservatoire extends StAMP and the aims and principles that underpin it to brass players of all ages and stages from anywhere in the world.

Mindfulness, playing by ear, discussion on creativity and communication in music, virtual play-alongs, discoveries from the 19th century and Howard Snell in conversation.

Join us for a session on mindfulness with Performance Coach Lee Holland to try some techniques to introduce mindfulness into your practice and performance. We then welcome back Honorary Professor of Jazz, Richard Michael, to again get us grooving with his infectious way of getting us all playing by ear. Professor Raymond MacDonald will then discuss and share his insights about creativity and communication in music, and invites everyone in preparation to listen to his favourite Beach Boys song! The Wallace Collection will then share some of their latest discoveries from the 19th century, in particular period arrangements of Haydn string quartets. Finally, doyen of the brass world Howard Snell will join us for a question and answer session: participants are invited to share their questions in advance.

1400-1410 Mindfulness for Musicians with Lee Holland: a participative introduction*

1410-1420 Playing by Ear with Richard Michael*

1420-1430 Virtual play along with The Wallace Collection*

1430-1450 Add some music to your day: accessing creativity and communication in music with Professor Raymond MacDonald, University of Edinburgh*

1450-1530 Recent Discoveries from the 19th Century by The Wallace Collection, including virtual play along**

1530-1600 Howard Snell in conversation with The Wallace Collecion**

*=suitable for all ages and abilities, including beginners/children

**=suitable for all ages but beginners may enjoy listening rather than joining in


Registration closes Wednesday 4 May

Find out about past Virtual Conservatoire events here.