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The Residential learning week is an immersive practical course which runs during the Easter holidays as part of our Creative Music Making programme.

Based at King Charles Court, home to Trinity Laban’s Faculty of Music and part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, the residential will provide opportunities to apply your learning through practical activities alongside other students of the programme.

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Daily Opener

A typical day starts with a whole-group session of practical music making that gets you warmed up and ready to learn. 



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Alongside our practical sessions, we also offer seminars with your tutor. These sessions provide a valuable opportunity to reflect on your previous assignments and to plan your final project.

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During the afternoons we provide a range of practical workshop sessions, with opportunities to learn from specialist tutors in a range of subject areas.These sessions build on content from online Units, and include, improvisation, arranging, creative music technolog, musicianship and composition. 

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Ensemble Rehearsals

You will be placed in one of a number of creative ensembles in which you will work alongside a creative tutor to create and develop your own new music, putting into practice skills learned through the online content. You will stay within your ensemble throughout the week, working towards an informal performance on the final night.

The ensemble work was very enjoyable and it made us really work hard towards a common goal. 

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We round off our day with a whole-group vocal session, in which you’ll work alongside our vocal leader to learn new repertoire to be performed on the final night. 

The choir leader was brilliant, such enthusiasm and music knowledge. It wasn't easy and he certainly made us work but it was the highlight for me.

2016/17 Student

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In addition to the main programme there are a series of optional daytime sessions including:

  • Personal Project (Group) Surgery.
  • Careers Advice Surgery.
  • ‘Meet the Programme Leader’ appointments.
  • Open University study advice appointments.
  • Access to the Jerwood Library (at scheduled times throughout the week) and our practice rooms at King Charles Court.
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How will the CMM work for you?

Creative Music Making is designed to support musicians from a wide range of instrumental and vocal traditions to develop as performers and as musical collaborators. Here are some examples of how different types of musician might benefit.

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