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6th-10th July 2021

National Festival 2021

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#MFYREMIX2021

About

Our theme this year is Remix 2021, celebrating the amazing ways that teachers, music leaders and young people have adapted, innovated, reimagined, reconfigured and rearranged how they make music together. How our entrants have interpreted and responded to our theme has been completely up to them: reimagined covers, remixes, new arrangements, innovative performances using technology or different sounds, adapted recordings to cater for social distancing or other physical challenges, reconfigured performances to include additional instruments, a particular performance space or a dance/theatrical element; or even young people talking about their first rehearsal since lockdown or what making music online has been like for them.

With thanks to...

This year's National Festival has been made possible by our incredible sponsors, who share our passion for creating life-changing opportunities for young musicians.

With special thanks to The Martyn Donaldson Music Trust, The Rowlands Trust, Backstage Trust, and Scrutton Estates Ltd for their additional contribution towards the 2021 National Festival.

REMIX 2021

Schedule

Tuesday 6th July

REMIX Video Wall launch 10.30 - 11.00

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Sector Spotlight: Ark with London Rhymes 11.00 - 12.00

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How to Get Confident Exploring Your Voice with Adey Grummet 12:00 - 13:00

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Frequencies Playlist Reveal - REMIX 13.00 - 14.00

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Sector Spotlight: National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain 16:30 - 16:45

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Performance Stage: That's All Folk from Rochdale Music Service 16:00 - 16:10

Live from our YouTube channel

Workshop: Remix your Songwriting with Bridget Walsh 19:00 - 20:30

Hosted on Zoom, click here to book

Wednesday 7th July

Sector Spotlight: Orchestras Live 11:00 - 12:00

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Improvisation Top Tips with Nikki Yeoh 12:00 - 13:00

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Frequencies Playlist Reveal - Innovated 13:00 - 14:00

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Sector Spotlight: Sound and Music, Music Technology in the Classroom 14:00 - 15:00

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Performance Stage: Drake Primary School Choir 16:00 - 20:00

Live from our YouTube channel

Thursday 8th July

Sector Spotlight: Inspiring Music - Orchestras in Context 11:00 - 12:00

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What Does a Conductor Do? Exercises to Help Groups Understand and Respond Workshop - Patrick Bailey 12:00 - 13:00

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Frequencies Playlist Reveal 13:00 - 14:00

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Sector Spotlight: Contact Level Up Online 14:00 - 15:00

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Performance Stage: Milton Keynes Youth String Orchestra 16:00 - 20:00

Live from our YouTube Channel

Masterclass: Using Ableton as a live instrument with Alan Keary aka Shunya 19:00 - 20:30

Friday 9th July

Sector Spotlight: I'm Not From London 11:00 - 12:00

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Creative Composition Tips for Ensemble Leaders - Sarah Freestone 12:00 - 13:00

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Frequencies Playlist Reveal 13:00 - 14:00

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Sector Spotlight: Leicestershire Music Education Hub, Music Technology 14:00 - 15:00

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Performance Stage: Awards for Young Musicians' Furthering Talent Programme 16:00 - 16:45

Live on our YouTube channel

Saturday 10th July

Sector Spotlight: Positive Youth Foundation 11:00 - 12:00

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Writing and Arranging for a Beginner Ensemble - Sarah Watts 12:00 - 13:00

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Frequencies Playlist Reveal 13:00 - 14:00

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Sector Spotlight: Wiltshire Music Connect, Don't Drop Music 14:00 - 15:00

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Performance Stage: Rowan Scourfield 16:00 - 16:30

Live from our YouTube Channel

Performance Stage: PHE 16:30 - 17:00

Live from our YouTube Channel

Performance Stage: St Aidan's School various performance groups 17:00 - 17:30

Year 13 Swing Band, Year 10 Wind Band, Year 13 Chamber Choir Live from our YouTube Channel

Performance Stage: Listening Party with Chiika 17:30 - 18:00

Live on our YouTube channel

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