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PODCAST [38] A new music and leadership course driven by young people’s musical passions, with James McPherson

Man with short brown hair, large glasses and a white shirt. Description in lettering to the left: James McPherson, Music Leaders UK, The Music Works

Anita talks with James McPherson, Managing Director Music Leaders UK, a new music course and award for secondary school age students. The downturn in numbers of young people pursuing music in schools and other settings is a worrying trend, particularly in the UK. The award aims to address this, by acknowledging learners’ own musical passions and interests while also developing their interpersonal and leadership skills.

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Music for education & wellbeing podcast [37] TRANSCRIPT: Ami Gaston of the International Cultural Arts and Healing Sciences Institute

AH: Hello, it’s Anita here and welcome to this podcast. In this episode, I’m talking with Ami Gaston who works internationally to promote healing and wellbeing through music and activism. She works with organisations such as the US government, United Nations, the American Psychological Association, and her work has taken her around the world to…

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PODCAST [36] Routes into the music industry with Dr Oliver Morris, UK Music; and Serona Elton, University of Miami and the Mechanical Licensing Collective

Anita Holford talks with Serona Elton, from the University of Miami and the Mechanical Licensing Collective; and Dr Oliver Morris, Head of Education and Skills at UK Music. We talk about their routes into the music industry, and the challenges and opportunities for young people – and their families – wanting to understand what roles they could pursue in music.

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