Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Music Education Expo

Music Education Expo

12th & 13th March

Barbican Conference Centre, London

The Music Education Expo is an essential event for anyone involved in music education.

We're delighted to announce that June Emerson Wind Music will have a small 
trade stand there this year, so if want to come and discuss possibilities, 
ask about how we work, or just come and say hello, we'd love to see you!
We'll be on stand S7.A on the upper floor.

We'll have lots of Overscore Tape on sale and we'll have a prize draw to win a fabulous music bag from Beaumont Music (free entry with every purchase of Overscore Tape).

If you haven't been before, here's the blurb:
Music Education Expo is the UK’s largest conference and exhibition for anyone
involved on music education. Whether you’re a classroom teacher or instrumental teacher, a hub leader or university lecturer, the Expo is an essential event for you! 

Spanning two days, the event will offer over 50 seminars, workshops and debates, the chance to meet and browse the services of over 100 exhibitors, and the chance to network with up to 2,500 of your peers.

FOUR reasons to come to Music Education Expo:
1.   LEARN – the conference will host over 50 sessions, including engaging debates, insightful seminars and fun and inspiring workshops
2.   BROWSE – over 100 exhibitors showcasing their best music education products and services, including some exciting new product launches
3.   NETWORK – with up to 2,500 visitors, the show is the perfect opportunity to meet new people or catch up with old friends, and to share ideas
4.   SAVE – the Expo is completely FREE to attend, meaning you get a raft of high-quality professional development sessions for absolutely nothing
Find our more and register for your FREE ticket at:

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Trombone Megastar Ian Bousfield To Coach North Yorkshire Youngsters

Ian Bousfield Workshop Day

 for Young Trombonists

Sunday 8th February 2015 - 11am to 4pm

Kirkbymoorside Memorial Hall

This is an incredible opportunity for young trombonists (up to age 18) of all
 standards to spend a day working and learning with Ian Bousfield,
internationally renowned soloist and teacher.

The day will include demonstrations, individual masterclasses and ensemble playing. 
Ian's wealth of experience and infectious enthusiasm will be an inspiration 
to everyone, whether taking part or just observing.

Ian will also be giving individual 20-minute Masterclasses as part of the day.
Places are limited to the first 5 applicants, after which there will be a waiting list.
You must bring your own music and accompanist (if necessary - a keyboard will be provided).

Participants: £10
Masterclasses: additional £10
Non-participants: £5

For information and booking, please contact:
01439 788324 (office hours)

This event is being hosted by:
June Emerson Wind Music
Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band
with assistance from
The British Trombone Society

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The International Horn Symposium Comes To London

International Horn Symposium
11th to 15th August, 2014
Imperial College, London

We're starting to get excited about this! June Emerson Wind Music will be attending the
2014 IHS event in London this August, taking all our horn music and books 
to sell as one of the trade exhibitors.
It promises to be an amazing event, with internationally renowned soloists and ensembles
plus the very best instrument and accessory manufacturers,
and your favourite sheet music retailer, of course!

There will also be a special one-off performance of 'I Found My Horn' by Jasper Rees,
performed by Jonathan Guy Lewis. The reviews are fantastic and the atmosphere
should be amazing.
Don't miss it!

For details and registration:

Monday, June 2, 2014

Managing Performance Anxiety

The English Brass Academy presents...

Manage Performance Anxiety
Putney High School, 35 Putney Hill, London SW15 6BH

Manage Performances Anxiety
in a friendly, supportive atmosphere

• Despite hours of practice do you still feel concerned ?
• Do you find it difficult to concentrate when performing?
• Are negative thoughts difficult to shake off?
• Are you able to play well in rehearsal but feel anxious in performance?
• Have you suffered from the physical symptoms of nerves such as fast heart beat, dry mouth or shaking?
Then this course is for you!

Andrew Evans will help you understand those negative feelings, develop
a regime that will improve your performing and help you manage anxieties.
This will be in a comfortable and safe environment - you will be among like-minded
friends - so no intimidation, just practical help and an enjoyable time.
Cost: £65 including lunch

What is the purpose of the course?
• Understand the psychology of performance anxiety
• Achieve Peak Performance
• Develop effective practice
• Handle competitions, concerts and auditions
• Manage adrenalin
• Devise strategies for negative thoughts
• Maintain motivation
• Handle stress and burnout
• Live a healthy lifestyle
• Maximise creativity

Andy Evans - Performance Psychologist
Andy Evans (BA, MA, CPCC) is a psychologist, performance coach, writer and musician.
He was educated at University College, Oxford, the Royal Academy of Music and
the University of Paris VII. He founded Arts Psychology Consultants in 1988, and
has seen well over a thousand performers over the last 25 years both in
private practice ( and for a number of
music academies and arts organisations.
He has been a UK pioneer of performance psychology, and is a frequent broadcaster
and magazine contributor on showbiz and general arts and media subjects.
The latest of his five books is "Secrets of Performing Confidence" (Methuen Drama, 2013)

To book or for more information: or call Paul at English Brass Academy on 01306 508060

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The British Flute Society's Ninth International Convention

Friday 22-Sunday 24 August 2014
Warwick Arts Centre,
University of Warwick, near Coventry

Visit for full details and to book online
Click the image for programme information

Warwick Arts Centre at Warwick University
Based on a 290 hectare out-of-town campus with easy access to a wide range of restaurants and a supermarket on site, Warwick Arts Centre is just over an hour from London Euston and fifteen minutes from Birmingham Airport by fast train. BFS delegates will enjoy free access to the sports centre and swimming pool as well as a contemporary sculpture trail, nature trail, gardens, wood and two lakes. Parking is free for anyone attending the Convention in any of the allocated car parks (see BFS website for details). A choice of accommodation is available ranging from single student standard accommodation with shared bathroom facilities to single student ensuite accommodation and breakfast is included.

Music with Friends
This year’s theme is Music with Friends, and there will be plenty of opportunities to participate and make new friends, both musically and socially. Lisa Nelsen and the Metzger Ensemble will be holding two flute quartet workshops, to allow convention delegates the opportunity to play alongside a professional ensemble. Quintessenz will be holding a flute ensemble masterclass, for established ensembles and for audience members to form new ad hoc groups. Look out, too, for Atarah’s flute choir with soloists rehearsal and concert, where you can play alongside some of the convention artists. No convention would be complete without a dazzling array of headline artists, and this year is no exception; we are looking forward to recitals by Adam Walker, Katherine Bryan, Peter Verhoyen, Jean-Louis Beaumadier, Marina Piccinini, Quintessenz, Robert Dick, Sergio Pallottelli, Hallfríður Ólafsdóttir, Joel Tse, Jean Michel Tanguy, Nicole Esposito, Tempest, William Bennett and Trevor Wye amongst others.

Something for all
As usual, there will be a wide range of recitals, workshops, foyer performances, flute choirs and masterclasses. There will be two themed days; Friday will feature events aimed at continuing professional development for teachers, including talks on beginner methods, Diplomas, CME and digital technology. Saturday is our Early Music day, with performances and workshops from Rachel Brown, Boaz Berney, the Renaissance flute quartet Modena Consort, and Elizabeth Walker. Throughout the weekend, there will be contemporary music offerings from Robert Dick, Tilmann Dehnhard and our four featured composers, Violeta Dinescu, Sophie Dufeutrelle, Katherine Hoover and Mike Mower.  There will also be plenty of opportunities to hear low flutes and piccolos, and flute players’ well-being will be represented through classes on the Feldenkrais method, posture and yoga.

Trade Hall
With a wide array of instruments to try and new repertoire to explore the trade hall promises to be unmissable. Exhibitors will include flute shops, flute makers, accessories, instrument repairs, insurance companies and with many well-known companies are already signed up to exhibit. The trade will be based in the Mead Gallery, a purpose built art gallery space located on the first floor of the Art Centre. For further information about booking a trade table at the event click here (closing date for trade bookings is 23 May).


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Sunday, April 27, 2014

And the winner of our Beaumont Music flute case competition is... Sonia England!

We recently ran a fantastic flutey give-away on our Facebook Page, courtesy of our lovely friends at Beaumont Music. It was a chance to win one of their fabulous oversized pencil cases flute cases. The winner could choose from the 8 designs available, and we threw in a cleaning cloth too.

So, as you can see, we literally drew the name of the winner out of a hat (a woolen hat of some description, as it happens) and the name we drew out was Sonia England, so very well done to her and many congratulations!

Monday, March 24, 2014

National Trombone Day - 30th March 2014

The British Trombone Society will be hosting the 2014 National Trombone Day on Sunday 30th March at Chetham's School of Music. This all-day event will feature a full day of masterclasses, recitals, coaching, demonstrations, workshops, showcases, competitions, and a live Google Hangout expert panel discussion.

Artists include:
  • Eric Crees
  • Roger Argente
  • Jiggs Whigham
  • Simon Cowen
  • Christian Jones
  • Katy Jones
  • Blair Sinclair
  • Phil Goodwin
  • Kerry Baldwin
  • Beth Calderbank
  • Simon Minshall
The day will conclude with an evening performance by the brand new all-star trombone funk group Soul Tubes, featuring:
  • John Barber
  • Jon Stokes
  • Robbie Harvey
  • Carol Jarvis
  • Simon Minshall
and internationally acclaimed soloist and band leader Jiggs Whigham.

Venues and Entry

National Trombone Day Sunday 30 March,

Chetham's School of Music
Long Millgate
M3 1SB

BTS members £10
Non-members £15
Students £5

Evening Concert
Doors open 7:30pm, show starts 8:00pm. 

Band on the Wall
25 Swan Street
M4 5JZ

BTS members £10
Non-members £15
Students £5