Music in Healthcare Settings Training, Derby: 25th-31st October 2012


OPUS Music CIC is currently engaged in a residency at Derbyshire Children’s Hospital. This residency has been in place since December 2010, with OPUS musicians visiting the hospital on a regular basis to make music for and with patients, visitors and staff.

From September 2012, OPUS will also deliver new residencies within children’s wards at Leicester Royal Infirmary, Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham and Kings Mill Hospital in Sutton in Ashfield.

These residencies are supported by funding from Youth Music, Derbyshire Children’s Hospital, Nottinghamshire County Council and Leicester City Council with additional support from all partner hospitals, Derbyshire Music Education Hub, soundLINCS and Natal percussion.

As part of this programme of activity, OPUS is offering training for musicians who already work in, or have an interest in working in healthcare settings. Whilst this training will focus primarily on working with hospitalised children and young people, the theoretical background and practice will also be of benefit to those who wish to work with other age groups.

Following the training, there may be opportunities to join OPUS musicians in delivering musical interventions in healthcare settings as part of these residencies or in other programmes of work. We cannot however currently offer any paid work beyond this training.

Training takes place on 25th, 26th, 29th, 30th and 31st October 2012 in Derby, UK. This training programme is subsidised through project funding and as such we require payment of only £75 total for the 5 days of training (payable on acceptance onto the course).

‘I came away from the course with a desire to start doing this work in my own area – it was some of the most fulfilling music work I have done.’
‘I have found understanding in an area that seemed so out of reach before. I have broadened my horizons and developed my passion for this area further.’

‘Really valuable training. The best I’ve done with youth music.’
‘Thank you very much for a brilliant course!!’

Music in Healthcare Training opportunity Artists Brief (pdf)
Music in Healthcare Training application form (pdf)
Music in Healthcare Training application form


5 thoughts on “Music in Healthcare Settings Training, Derby: 25th-31st October 2012”

  1. Count me in on any future ones of these! I would love to take part – I didn’t find it alas until a day after the deadline closed, so it would be great to apply for the next one. Doing quite a few projects with PMLD children and collaborative organisational music. Cheers!

    1. Hi Mark.
      Provisional dates for the next training sessions are 11, 12, 15, 16 and 17 April 2013.
      We’ll be back in touch again nearer the time.
      Best wishes,
      Nick, OPUS Music CIC

  2. Hi I have just discovered this site and the information regarding the training course. I would be very interested in taking part in this training in the future.


    1. Hi Andi. We plan to run the course again in April. We will add you to our mailing list and send you more information when available. Best wishes, Nick

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