Can collaborative projects within art and music be a vehicle for transcending different social backgrounds and building new communities? Monday 12th of November Sigrun Saevarsdottir-Griffiths from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London will address these matters in a talk at RMC.
The music education institutions is rapidly changing these years, and the music educators of the future are met with many new requirements from the job market within arts and culture.
There are however also new opportunities for musicians and music educators in contributing to the development of new communities comprised of people from vastly different backgrounds. To become a vehicle for change in the civil society.
Sigrun Saevarsdottir-Griffiths from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London has for many years facilitated participatory practices within the musical world and with a special focus on marginalized children and adults. One of her most celebrated projects is the band The Messengers, which partners Guildhall students with musicians who are recovering from issues related to homelessness.
Sigrun is deeply passionate about promoting participatory practices within arts and music as a way of creating meetings between people from different social backgrounds.
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About Sigrun Saevarsdottir-Griffiths
Sigrun is a multi-instrumentalist (trombone, piano, percussion, voice) who has a particular expertise in facilitating collaborative music making within specialist arts environments as well as community facing contexts, particularly with vulnerable children and adults.
After her graduation in 2000 Sigrun has led a successful freelance career as a leader of creative and collaborative music projects in a vast range of community contexts for various arts and higher education organizations across England, Europe and Asia. Organisations such as: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, English National Ballet, Bath International Music Festival, BBC, ITV, Tokyo Collage of Music,
Since 2008 Sigrun has been the Programme Leader for the Leadership Course at the Guildhall School, where she also lectures and tutors on other courses within the Music Department as well as within the Acting and Technical Theatre Courses.
Om Guildhall School of Music and Drama
The Guildhall School is a vibrant, international community of young musicians, actors and production artists in the heart of the City of London.
Rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework and ranked as the UK’s top conservatoire in the Guardian University Guide 2019 for Music, the School is a global leader of creative and professional practice which promotes innovation, experiment and research, with over 1,000 students in higher education, drawn from nearly 60 countries around the world.