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Intersections is a community music program which partners Trinity Laban students with charities serving marginalized young adults in Southeast London, to compose, play, and perform music that explores identity. Each year, Trinity Laban students will develop a six-week community music workshop to be facilitated at a charity in Southeast London. This is a student-led project in which students receive mentorship from the Learning & Participation Team and a professional community music facilitator.

Students taking part in a group chat

An Intersections group chat.

Founded by Garrett Snedeker, recipient of the 2019-2020 Fulbright-Trinity Laban Postgraduate Award and the 2020 Barzun Prize for Youth Engagement, Intersections is funded in conjunction with the US-UK Fulbright Commission and Matthew Barzun, former US ambassador to the UK. October 2020 to February 2021 marked the inaugural year of the programme.

If you are a Trinity Laban student interested in participating, please contact L&PEnquiries@trinitylaban.ac.uk

See Intersections description on Moodle for more details.

Intersections 2021

Project Timeline:

October-December:

Recruitment of current Trinity Laban students

Complete Colab proposal

Plan and practice community music activities with professional mentorship

January-February:

Deliver weekly workshops with partnering charity

Colab week (February):

Intensive sessions with young people from charity

Reflection and wrap-up period with Trinity Laban students

Partners:

METRO Charity Logo

METRO Charity

Testimonies:

“I felt like I learned a lot for a short amount of time.”

-Participating young person

“It was a GREAT opportunity for the young people to develop the foundations of a new musical skill, and get acquainted with an instrument. This was such a rich and amazing opportunity for the young people, thank you so much!!!”

-Partnering Charity Staff

“I’ve gathered new tools for group activities, and have gotten to know new useful apps for group activities as well. I’ve learned about how to successfully prepare such a big project in advance, being mindful of all details around working with young people.”

“It opened my eyes to other career possibilities that I find more approachable and achievable now.”

– Trinity Laban Students