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Reach Out and Lend a Helping Hand

Framework - Reach Out and Lend a Helping Hand - Charity - International Academy of Music Education

Here at iAM, one of our aims is to help use music and musical expertise to enable meaningful community, outreach and educational work. Throughout the year, we have been supporting a project for the homelessness charity Framework, which operates in the Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire areas. One of our tutors, Chris Lawry, has…

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Gordon Langford – The Orchestrator’s Orchestrator

Gordon Langford - iAM Education - Orchestration

Us arrangers and orchestrators are a funny bunch really. We have a passionate deep interest in the minutae of music, how and why things work, and the possible ways of manipulating and developing music so it can be presented and played in the most appealing and successful way. It’s work that is perhaps understandably, in it’s detail,…

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The First Operas: Monteverdi

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In this instalment of “The First Operas” I will be concentrating on the master of the early genre, Claudio Monteverdi. This post continues on from my previous blog on Early Opera for the Open College of Arts and should be instructive for those interested in this fascinating area of music. Monteverdi was not the first…

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