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Youth Music Updates
Applications to be a Youth Music Trustee (18-25) closing soon!
Living Wage Week is Back!
Image: Positive Youth Foundation - by Peter Marsh

Only a few days left to apply to be one of our 2 new Trustees! (18-25)

If you love music and have first-hand experience of how music-making makes a difference in young people’s lives, we want to hear from you!

The deadline for applications is Monday 11 November
The Living Wage is a voluntary rate, calculated independently and based on the real cost of living in the UK and London. Next week is Living Wage Week: the point each year when the new rates are announced. Long committed to fair pay, Youth Music became the first Living Wage Funder in the arts and culture sector in 2017. Thanks to funding from the National Lottery via Arts Council England, Youth Music supports more than 350 music-making projects each year and encourages these to pay the Living Wage as well to become accredited Living Wage Employers.
Special Discount on Skoog!
Born and bred in Edinburgh, Skoogmusic is ten years old this year and the pioneering music technology has never been more accessible. With a special discount for Youth Music participants it is also more affordable than ever! 

The team has been working closely with experts across the globe to evolve their unique tactile technology. Following the world wide launch of Skoog 2.0 for iPad the Edinburgh based team at Skoogmusic, are focused on connecting with young people, educators and musicians across the UK. 

“It’s all about getting more people making music, playing together and having fun!” (Founder, Dr Ben Schogler).

Skoog 2.0 continues to champion the unique cubic design but is now wireless, sports a slick new look and works with iOS and MAC OS! The autotune function with Spotify and iTunes means anyone can jam with anything and integration with GarageBand opens up a whole world of creative possibilities. 

OnlineMusicExams X Orange Amplification:
50% Off Orange Learn Rock Guitar Course
OnlineMusicExams offers people from all walks of life a fully accredited, high quality music education which is easily accessible and very affordable.

The company’s vision is simple; to help present and future generations learn, improve, progress and achieve their own musical journey. OnlineMusicExams is open to anyone, irrespective of ability, age, social circumstances, knowledge or levels of understanding, at any time and from anywhere.

OnlineMusicExams have partnered with Orange Amplification to offer the Orange Learn Rock Guitar Course. This course offers anyone who would like to learn rock guitar, whether a complete beginner or a returning player, the tools to develop their talent

To find out more visit and be one of the first to sample a pioneering digital tech platform for music examinations. Even better, use the discount code YM050 on any purchase on either OnlineMusicExams or Orange Learn Rock Guitar Course before 31st December and receive a 50% discount.
Blog Highlights
Image: Jack Drum Arts

Katie Stevens (Lead Artist on Quench Arts’ Plugin project)  shares what she thinks are the most important skills for a practitioner to mentor an emerging music leader.

Brighton and Hove Music and Arts interview Music Leader intern Faye Polden after her first month at the organisation.

Sound and Music have shared their latest report which sheds lights on the significant barriers faced by young people attempting to develop their skills in creating and composing their own music.

See all blog posts here
Image: Brighter Sound - by Rachel Bywater

Communications Coordinator, Kent Music, Closing Monday 11 November 2019

Performing Arts Specialist, Artis, London, Closing Tuesday 12 November 2019

Guest Artist call-out, Fairbeats, London, Closing Monday 18 November 2019

Artist in Residence, Drake Music, England, Closing Wednesday 4 December 2019

See all jobs here
Help for you to reach all children and young people
Image: Groundswell Arts 
The Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England is here to help you to embed inclusion in your work. We do this through advocacy, CPD, resources, and strategic alliances. We will soon be launching a set of resources to help you, a map to show where AMIE partners are working, as well as an AMIE Manifesto that you can sign up to. 
In the meantime, we’ve created an easy-to-use Equality, Diversity and Inclusion tool which you can download for free to help you to audit your work and develop an action plan, refine an existing plan, or feed into business planning. 

Read More
Events & Opportunities
Image: Live Music Now - by Ivan Gonzalez

Want to better understand the impact of running music projects/programmes with children and young people? Sound Connections will be holding a workshop on how to evaluate your impact. on Thursday 14 November, London.

Brighter Sound and More Music present Unheard Voices – a day that will interrogate, challenge what being musically inclusive really means. Thursday 14 November, Manchester.

Join NYMAZ in an Early Years singing workshop and share your own favourite repertoire with other professionals and practitioners. Tuesday 19 November, Selby.

See all events and opportunities here
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