HMDT Music News

Brandenburg Choral Festival supporting HMDT Music

HMDT Music is delighted to announce that the Brandenburg Choral Festival is supporting HMDT Music at one of their concerts in their Autumn 2017 Series. Taking place on the 5th November at 5pm in the beautiful St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, this concert given by the Minerva Consort and conducted by John Andrews, will feature […]

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Fundraising for Music Treehouse

You may have heard about the Music Treehouse, our SEN/D project that runs as part of our Saturday Programme – it’s offered for free but many of the students who desperately need to attend are unable to do so due to the cost of taking a weekly specialist taxi.   We have tried to cover […]

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Trench Brothers Exhibition

Today sees the launch of our long awaited Trench Brothers exhibition! Touring three locations around Lancashire, the interactive exhibition is a creative response to the untold stories of ethnic minorities in the First World War.For further details, check out the dedicated exhibition page on this website and feel free to explore and discover more about the project.

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ABRSM Success, Yet Again!

We are pleased to announce that our latest batch of students to take their ABRSM exams have done very well, with all of our students passing their exam, with over half of them achieving a merit or distinction grade – a testament to our methodology and the hard work of our pupils and tutors. Our “wholistic” approach […]

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Impact tested, effect measured – TIME comes to an end.

The end of time is usually a cause for concern, but with the conclusion of our TIME project, the end of TIME (testing impact, measuring effect), is a chance to celebrate and reflect upon more than a year of hard work. The project saw as its conclusion the launch of a DVD and book, which […]

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Trench Brothers – Lancashire Tour

Trench Brothers is our First World War project that brings to life the lives of Black and Indian soldiers and commemorates their contributions. After running the project in schools around London, this summer saw the project taken on a tour around Lancashire in partnership with the Heritage Team at Lancashire County Council. The tour covered […]

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*NEW FOR AUTUMN 2017* – CYMH ACADEMY

Who is it for? Secondary School Students only Grade 5 plus on instrument / voice Students who are taking, or thinking of taking GCSE, A-Level Music or IB Music at Standard or Higher Level. Students who want to make music with other like minded students Students who are interested in exploring music from different genres, […]

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JJJA Junior Summer Course – Now accepting applications!

Jazz fans rejoice! HMDT Music and the Julian Joesph Jazz Academy are offering an exciting new Summer Course. Students will spend four days getting to grips with the building blocks of Jazz, familiarising themselves with these elements so that they have the confidence they need for improvisation and performance.   Held at Bridge Academy, the usual home […]

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Future Doves – Update!

HMDT Music created Future Doves, a new project that took place during the Spring 2017 term of the Saturday Programme, with support from Snape Maltings through their Friday Afternoons Project Fund. The project involved over 300 students from all across our Saturday programme; Fledglings, CYMH and I Can Sing! (ICS!), and tasked them with responding to the song cycle Seasons […]

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Julian Joseph Jazz Academy – Student Success!

HMDT Music and the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy are proud to announce that this year five of our students have been accepted into the Jazz program at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, two into the course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, one into the program at Middlesex University with another to study composition […]

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Congratulations to our ABRSM Students!

We are delighted to announce that our latest batch of students to take their ABRSM exams have done exceedingly well. The rate of Distinctions was an incredible 33%, with a further 35% achieving a Merit grade. All of our Saturday Programme students passed their exam – a testament to our methodology and the hard work of […]

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From Haggerston School to School of Rock!

We’re pleased to announce that one of our I Can Sing! Junior 2s will be performing on the West End! Nerys Obeng has been selected as one of the children who will play the character of Tomika in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest musical, School of Rock, based on the 2003 film of the same name. […]

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Future Doves

HMDT Music created Future Doves, a new project that took place during the Spring 2017 term of the Saturday Programme, with support from Snape Maltings through their Friday Afternoons Project Fund. The project involved over 300 students from all across our Saturday programme; Fledglings, CYMH and I Can Sing! (ICS!), and tasked them with responding to the song cycle Seasons […]

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Music Treehouse: An exciting new music project for Students with SEN/D

When? Saturdays at 1:00pm – 3:30pm Where? Haggerston School, Weymouth Terrace, E8 What? Students will work with specially trained musicians and a music therapist to have fun creating music using a range of instruments and resources. How much? This branch of Music Treehouse is FREE Music Treehouse is a two year project that will run on […]

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TIME: Testing Impact and Measuring Effect

Thanks to a generous grant from Paul Hamlyn Foundation, TIME enables us to work closely with Queen Eleanor’s Primary Academy in Northampton to both help develop their use of creativity and the arts across the curriculum and measure the impact of our methodology in embedding the arts, using skills development and performance projects.  

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Trench Brothers Lancashire

Following the success of our First World War project, Trench Brothers, which focusses on the contributions and achievements of ethnic minority soldiers, we are delighted to be expanding the project to Lancashire. Working in partnership with the Heritage Learning Team of Lancashire County Council, Trench Brothers will be delivered in local primary schools supported by a new interactive […]

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We’ll Meet Again – Secondary School Students Commemorate the Second World War

We’ll Meet Again commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the Second World War, with performances and Art Exhibitions by Year 7 students from eight Secondary schools in Norfolk and The Midlands. On 17 March 2016, over 200 students came together from across the country to perform We’ll Meet Again a new work comprising world premieres of new song-cycle commissions by […]

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20th Anniversary Fundraising dinner and concert

On Wednesday Evening, HMDT Music held a dinner and concert in the Parliament Chamber of the Inner Temple to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. Guests enjoyed performances from our patrons Natalie Clein and Julian Joseph, and students from the JJJA finished off the evening in style. The evening raised around £8,500 towards our 20th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign, which […]

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Celebrating 20 Years

HMDT Music, twice winner of the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Education (2004 and 2008), is a leader in developing inspiring arts projects, which support other areas of learning. Working with world class artists and leading experts, HMDT increases access to high quality musical experiences by commissioning new performance works, developing resources, creating enduring […]

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The Julian Joseph Jazz Academy and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance Present: Take It From The Top!

Tuesday 4 – Thursday 6 August, 2015. 10.00 – 16.00 Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, King Charles Court, Greenwich SE10 9JF Young musicians were invited to join Trinity Laban and the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy for 3 days of jazz exploration. They worked alongside internationally acclaimed jazz star Julian Joseph and a team […]

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Music and Literacy Project at Abbeyfield School with Shlomo

Over the past term HMDT Music has been working with Abbeyfield School in Northampton on a Music and Literacy project. This project saw three groups of year 7s working with the world renowned beat-boxer Shlomo to create their own pieces of work ready for performance at the end of their 5 day project. The project […]

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Trench Brothers visit Parliament

Heritage Lottery Fund’s Understanding WW1 Event Trench Brothers made a great impact at Heritage Lottery Fund’s Understanding WW1 event at the Houses of Parliament yesterday, after which local MP David Burrows tweeted that the puppets were the star attraction! HMDT Music’s Creative Director Tertia Sefton-Green and Projects Coordinator Helen Kelly are pictured with David Burrows […]

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Private music lessons from HMDT Music

HMDT now offers individual instrumental or vocal lessons either on Saturday afternoons in Hackney or in your home. To find out more click here

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