Conference

Music Care

OPUS is delighted to be working in partnership with the University of Nottingham and Room 217 Foundation (Canada) to deliver Music Care Training. Music Care Training is for care providers looking to incorporate music into their care practice, and for musicians looking to take their skills into the care context.  

Next Training: 25/26 November 2019, Music Care Level 1, University of Nottingham  

We are also looking forward to presenting at the second ‘Power of Music in Health and Social Care’ conference, to be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre on 4 November 2019

Music in Healthcare Settings Apprenticeships 2017-2018

We are delighted to announce the third year of our extremely successful Music in Healthcare Settings Apprenticeship programme.

Programmes from past years have seen the emergence of new Music in Healthcare practitioners and organisations engaged in new programmes of practice at Great Ormond Street and Alder Hey Children’s Hospitals amongst numerous others.

From September 2017 to June/July 2018, 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 is midday on Thursday 8th June 2017 with interviews/auditions to be held in Derby on Thursday 29th June 2017.

This programme is made possible with the support of public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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Music in Healthcare Settings Conference: Derby, 16 July 2015

royal derby hospitalThursday 16th July 2015, 9.30am – 4.30pm Education Centre, Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter New Road, Derby, UK.

We are delighted to launch the forthcoming International Music in Healthcare Conference, hosted by OPUS Music CIC in partnership with Royal Derby Hospital and Air Arts to Aid Wellbeing.

Bringing together music for health practitioners, healthcare staff, promoters, funders, researchers and other key stakeholders, this event promises to provide stimulus for discussion and debate around the ongoing development of Music in Healthcare settings across the UK and beyond.

A mix of thought-provoking presentations and discussion groups throughout the day will leave all stakeholders with new contacts and new ideas for continuing to develop their own practice.

Places are available to book for a modest charge of £10 from the Eventbrite link below (includes tea and coffee on the day).

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We are also hosting a Music in Healthcare Settings ‘Music Sharing’ day on Friday 17th July 2015, to be held in Derby. Any musicians attending the conference are invited to come along from 9.30am-3.30pm (stay for as long or short a time as you like!) to make music with like-minded musicians (small charge of £2 payable on the day to cover refreshment costs).

Please email us at conference@opusmusic.org if you would like to come along to the Music Sharing day.

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 is midday on Friday 5th June 2015 with interview/auditions to be held in Derby on Friday 12th June, Monday 15th June or Tuesday 16th June 2015.

** ADDITIONAL INTERVIEW DATES ADDED **

This programme is made possible with the support of public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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Music in Healthcare Settings Apprenticeships: 2014-2015

We are delighted to launch our brand new Music in Healthcare Settings Apprenticeship programme.

From September 2014 to July 2015, 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 is midday on Friday 6th June 2014 with interview/auditions to be held in Derby on Monday 16th June 2014.
This programme is made possible with the support of public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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Taking the Lead on Music for Wellbeing: Continuing Professional Development opportunity

From early 2013 to March 2014, Taking the Lead is supporting young people’s development through leadership opportunities in and around music making. Young people develop their leadership skills through musical activity within youth and school settings before taking music-making into care homes within their own locality.

As part of this programme, we are offering a FREE CPD day led by Nick Cutts of OPUS Music CIC.

Friday 28th March 2014, 10am to 3.30pm, Post Mill Centre, South Normanton

Are you involved in, or interested in:

  • finding out more about this project?
  • delivering music-making to support health and/or wellbeing?
  • developing interactive music-making in your own health/care setting?
  • supporting young people to make music within their own communities to support health and/or wellbeing?
  • running a music/arts in health project?
  • supporting the development of this practice?

If you answer YES to any of the questions above, please come along to support this day.
What to expect:

  • a mix of fun, creative music-making approaches (no prior musical ability required)
  • sharing of findings/experience gained from the Taking the Lead project
  • facilitated discussions on developing and supporting this practice

The day will be designed around those attending, drawing upon the skills and knowledge of the group, and supporting the individual needs of each attendee. The knowledge gained from the day will feed into a project ‘toolkit’ to support the development of this practice.

NB. The day will have a different programme to the two Taking the Lead CPD days held in May/July 2013, so is suitable for attendees to these previous sessions. It is open to anyone living or working in Derbyshire.

Taking the Lead is an Arts Derbyshire project, supported by Derbyshire County Council and a grant from leading UK charity Youth Music. www.youthmusic.org.uk

For more information or to book your FREE place, please contact Priscilla Baily, Project co-ordinator (p/t), Taking the Lead

Priscillabaily@rocketmail.com

Tel: 01773 831359
www.derbyshire.gov.uk
www.artsderbyshire.org.uk/projects/arts_and_health/taking_the_lead/default.asp

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Symposium: Sustaining Professional Music in Healthcare Settings Practice

10am – 4pm, Monday 25th November 2013 The Education Centre, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, UK

conference-room2LGOPUS Music CIC, in association with Air Arts to Aid Wellbeing and the Royal Derby Hospital presents a one-day symposium to share, discuss and debate on the topic of Sustaining Professional Music in Healthcare Settings Practice.

Bringing together key stakeholders including musicians, healthcare professionals, academics and other partners involved in the development of music (and arts) in healthcare settings practice from across the UK and beyond, this symposium will support the generation and sharing of increased understanding, knowledge and ideas required to sustain this practice.

This symposium forms part of a wider programme of activity delivered by OPUS Music CIC to advocate for and disseminate on this practice and is funded by Youth Music, Derby Hospital Charity, Nottinghamshire County Council, Leicester City Council and Nottingham Hospitals Charity with additional support from all partner hospitals, Derbyshire City and County Music Partnership and Air Arts to Aid Wellbeing.

The symposium will be of interest if you are:

• Interested in finding out about music in healthcare settings practice locally, regionally, nationally and internationally
• Keen to explore how to develop and/or sustain music in healthcare practice within your own setting/region
• Looking to share your own ideas, practice or expertise in the area of music in healthcare settings
• Wanting to network with a range of arts and health professionals

The symposium is open to all with an interest in this practice (subject to capacity).
A charge of £10 per delegate will be made towards the costs of running the symposium.

For more information, please contact Nick Cutts, Director, OPUS Music CIC

nick@opusmusic.org
01773 861630 / 07786 157515
facebook.com/opusmusic.org
twitter.com/music_health

Symposium tickets are available at: opusmusic.eventbrite.co.uk