Category Archives: Leicester Royal Infirmary (Children’s)

Music in Healthcare Apprentices

We're delighted to introduce our new Music in Healthcare Apprentices for 2015/16.  This innovative programme, now in its second year, is designed to support emerging Music in Healthcare musicians in developing their own regular, professional practice. apprentices 201516 (2)pictured L-R: Nick Cutts, Rachel Fillhart (Apprentice), Sarah Matthews, Aisling Holmes (Apprentice), Becky Eden-Green (Apprentice), Richard Kensington, Kate Jackson (Apprentice) Last year's programme was extremely successful, with Apprentices collaborating to form two new Music in Healthcare organisations, Wellspring Music CIC and Pulse Arts CIC, working in Nottingham and London respectively on new programmes of practice including … Continue Reading ››

Music in Healthcare Settings Apprenticeships: 2015-2016

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED Many thanks for the many applications we received. We look forward to announcing our new Apprentices for 2015/16 soon. We are delighted to launch the second year of our Music in Healthcare Settings Apprenticeship programme. From September 2015 to June/July 2016, we are offering four paid apprenticeships, exploring Music in Healthcare Settings practice alongside highly experienced OPUS Musicians and Trainers and supporting the development of new programmes of practice. Click on the following links for more information: Full Apprenticeship Programme Details (pdf) Apprenticeship Timetable (pdf) Application Form (word) Application Form (pdf) The deadline for applications … Continue Reading ››

Continued music-making residencies in children’s hospitals

We are delighted to be able to continue, and expand our existing relationships with Derbyshire, Leicester, Nottingham and Kings Mill Children's Hospitals with support from Youth Music and from our local and hospital partners. This support means that OPUS musicians will now visit each hospital on a weekly basis until April 2016, making music for and with the patients, their families and staff.

Our recent evaluation and documentation work has demonstrated the highly valued impacts of this practice; we are incredibly grateful for the support of all our partners in enabling this work to continue. Continue Reading ››