Making New Music CPD Weekend

Develop your skills as a music workshop leader

Sat 16 and Sun 17 Nov, all day

Making New Music CPD Weekend

Practical, creative, wholly participatory

A weekend of making new music, learning about workshop techniques and considering issues of music education and cultural diversity. For musicians, teachers, and aspiring workshop leaders.

Led by members of the acclaimed Grand Union Orchestra, sessions will centre on musical traditions including West African chant and drumming, South African township music, Latin percussion, North Indian classical music, folk music and songs.

The intention is not to replicate ‘world music’ styles authentically but to use them as a starting point to inspire your future musical collaborations and composition.

Improvisation (both solo and collective) will be a crucial element throughout, and will be approached in various ways. Bring instruments, including ones you don’t play very well! Non-European instruments and players are particularly welcome.

Knowledge and experience gained in sessions will be useful to your workshop and education practice whether you work in schools or across the community.

The singing supper will be an informal evening of music and songs with lovely home cooked local food.

What attendees of our past training weekends have said:
  • "The weekend has opened the door to music again”
  • "This has generated so much new music for my practice”
  • "I have many new thoughts and sounds in my mind.”


10am – 5pm Workshop sessions
7pm – Singing Supper

10am – 5pm Workshop sessions

Workshop leaders

Led by musicians from Grand Union Orchestra:
  • Claude Deppa (South Africa) – trumpet, African percussion
  • Baluji Shrivastav (India) – sitar, tabla
  • Carlos Fuentes (Chile) – Latin American percussion, South American folk instruments
Working in collaboration with
  • Pete Moser (England) – Artistic Director of More Music

What's more?

To reserve your place, please fill in the form below. The fee for the weekend is £100 (£50 concessions), download the attached document to see if you qualify for a bursary.
Please make your cheque payable to More Music and post to More Music, 13-17 Devonshire Road, Morecambe, LA3 1QT.
A local accommodation list will be sent on receipt of booking, local B&Bs range from £25. Lunches will be provided and are included in the cost of the course.


(£50 concessions)