This session is aimed at students wanting to establish their own music projects or programmes 'from scratch', including research and development, fundraising and gathering support, longer-term thinking and planning for sustainability. The Department of Music's current youth gamelan programme, The Sound of Bronze, will be discussed as an exemplar and students are encouraged to bring their own concepts to work on during the session.
Emily Crossland has worked as a freelance community musician, composer and arts education manager since completing her BA and MA studies at the University of York in 2010. She remains involved in academic life as a visiting lecturer at York, York St John and Leeds universities, specialising in Javanese gamelan and community music. Emily is also a graduate of the National Arts Fundraising School and has raised over £800,000 for music education programmes across the Yorkshire and Humber region. She spent eight years managing the Learning & Participation programme of the National Centre for Early Music and is currently leading on Yorkshire-based youth gamelan project The Sound of Bronze. She has been composer-in-residence with Engine Room Theatre since 2011 and her work has been commissioned and performed as part of Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Ergodos Festival Dublin, Late Music York, and Hull City of Culture 2017.