As part of my traineeship I need to cover 14 days of placement, 10 of these days will be with the Angus Schools project, 11 if the concert is included. The Angus project includes two schools one in Forfar, the second in Arbroath. I will be shadowing an Associate Musician, Fiona Sharp who is also my mentor. The project begins on the 4th September and runs until the 25th November, when the two schools will come together for a concert in Red Hall, Forfar. The theme piece is ‘Mambo’ from West Side Story.
In addition I have been invited to join in with a group activity at Drake, The Digital Orchestra. This opens up the opportunity to observe how this technology and music is taught to musicians with varying abilities as well as to experience the use of the technology myself – specifically Thumbjam. I've still to decide which instrument I'm playing on Thumbjam but I'm thinking perhaps viola.