Music For Youth announces launch of new resource
13 January 2014
Music For Youth (MFY) has launched a new composition resource aimed at supporting KS1-3 music teachers.
Developed by MFY, with sponsorship led by the National Union of Teachers and the Musicians’ Union, Infinity begins with ‘I’ is a new music composition project offering free resources for teachers of 6-12 year olds. The resource incorporates six weeks of creative work aimed at unearthing grass roots talent, and providing a platform for selected groups to perform at the MFY National Festival in Birmingham in July.
The teacher resource pack, written by Madeleine Casson, is available online. Video tutorials will be made available shortly. Teachers can also obtain advice and guidance by submitting work to MFY for review.
All participating schools are invited to bring pupils to the MFY National Festival for an 'Infinity' project day, involving workshop activity and involvement in the rest of the festival. Selected groups will perform their composition.
Infinity begins with ‘I’ can also be adapted to be used more flexibly for workshops or ongoing creative projects in more informal settings.
Kevin Courtney, Deputy General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, said: “The NUT believes music education is a vital part of children’s learning and is too often marginalised in the curriculum. Infinity begins with ‘I’ is a high-quality resource which will support teachers to encourage children to participate in music successfully.”