On Thursday 11 April, students on the Certificate: The Practice of Music Making, our collaborative module with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, presented a performance as the culmination of their residential week in Greenwich. All students took part as members of ensembles that had been formed during the week. Students had worked together with their tutors to devise and rehearse the progamme, working together to exploit the opportunities of each unique combination of voices and instruments. The performance concluded with all the students (and our very own Dr Bob Samuels) forming the #TL_CPMM 2019 choir. The performance demonstrated the diversity of the student body and the success of the Certificate in helping students to become better collaborative musicians.
The performance was attended by several members of the OU’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, including Executive Dean, Prof Ian Fribbance, who described the event as an ‘uplifting and life-affirming experience’.
The Certificate: The Practice of Music Making is a one-year distance learning music programme developed by Trinity Laban and OU Music. It offers adults with a passion for music the opportunity to develop their practical music making and performance skills. It is a compulsory module in our BA (Hons) Music degree, and can also be studied as part of other OU qualifications. It is also available to study as a standalone course.