Music Workshops and Creative Leadership

Tim has been directing music workshops and creative educational projects since 1987. During this time he has led workshops on behalf of many orchestras, arts centres, education authorities and music services, in addition to work for local authorities, charities and hospitals and projects funded by Youth Music, Creative Partnerships, NESTA and the British Council. Projects have have been aimed at many sectors of society including children both in and out of school, young people in youth clubs, colleges, music centres and festivals, community groups of many ethinc and social types, people in homeless centres, prisons, PRUs, hopsitals and drop-in centres. Such projects have varied from small scale improvisation and performance sessions, to large scale multi-faceted projects involving many different groups.



connected to music - RPO/VIVA/SCHOOLS. daventry
the wind cries mary - BBC SINGERS / MARYLEBONE HIGH SCHOOL. london
the gateway - east london boroughs commission. saddlers wells
salford family orchestra - BBC PHILHARMONIC / RESIDENTS OF SALFORD. manchester
kill your timid notion. dundee
over the rainbow. glasgow, leeds, cardiff, london
score! - MUSIC FOR YOUTH - 5000 performers. birmingham
great wakering - PHILHARMONIA / YOUNG PEOPLE FROM ROCHFORD. great wakering
norfolk wider opps - BRITTEN SINFONIA / WIDER OPPS PUPILS. kings lynn, norwich
hear and now - PHILHARMONIA / MUSIC 4 MEMORY. bedord
music juncion - LCO / BARNADOS. tonbridge, cadogan hall
stopestra - CASA DA MUSICA, porto
cut and splice - apartment house. wiltons music hall, london
40 - MUSIC FOR YOUTH. royal albert hall, london
oto christmas benefit. ACADEMY QUARTET. cafe oto, london

the gateway
follow the yellowbrick road
that yellowbrick feeling
fifth of beethoven

porto, casa da musica
london, guildhall school of music
london, royal college of music
derby, sinfonia viva



sonopolis - CASA DA MUSICA. multi-faceted community performance. Porto
beethoven in rochford - PHILHARMONIA
creative orchestra - PHILHARMONIA, bedford. 20 piece mixed youth band
tarraddidle - VIVA/POMEGRANATE THEATRE chesterfield. music theatre collaboration
hertfordhire schools showcase - ROYAL ALBERT HALL. interactive concert
install festival - SOUND AND MUSIC, Michael pisaro, radu malfatti, taku unami. ultra minimalism
hounslow schools, mini beasts - ROYAL PHILHARMIONIC FESTIVAL. yr 1/2 school project
clash - CBBC. 6 part tv show
rpo in dublin - RPO. youth project
creative orchestra - PHILHARMONIA, bristol. 40 piece mixed youth band
band 1000 - LONDON INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SHOW / MUSIC FOR YOUTH, excel. 1000 piece scratch band
special olympics - PHILHARMONIA, walker stadium, leicester. opening fanfare, special olympics
carmen - BBCCO, watford collesium. family concert and side by side event.
national festival - MUSIC FOR YOUTH

fanfare - 2 brass bands and philharmonia brass (for special olympics)
the bullfight - for orchestra and audience
band 1000/this is your day - for many players of any instrument and voice

the hague conservertoire
casa da musica, porto
national concert hall, dublin



Recent projects have included:

Work for Dohl and Orchestra: a collaborative composition project drawing together musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Newham Academy and the Dohl Academy. The work focused on finding a creative meeting point between the radically different musical cultures and practices. The final performance took place to an audience of 12000 as part of Newham’s annual music festival Under the Stars.

With One Accord:

a part improvised, part devised work for 30 accordions, Youth Orchestra, and chamber ensemble drawn from the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Based on the music of Sofia Gudbaidulina.

Benjamin’s Orkest


Dia Mundial Da Musica


Boyl Again: a three week project working with 13 primary schools in the hills surrounding Bergen in Norway and musicians from Bergen’s BIT20 contemporary music ensemble. The project culmination was the performance of a new work involving all 370 participants in Bergen’s Greig hall. The performance was inspired by the music of Norwegian composer, Rolf Wallins.



Creative Orchestra: an on-going project in Bedford, Leicester and Bristol. The Creative Orchestra is a new kind of ensemble made of young people with a range of musical skills, backgrounds and interests. In each location, the creative orchestra meets twice a year for a week of intensive rehearsals and workshops in which it creates and rehearses its own material. Each residency culminates with a gig. THe Creative Orchestra is hosted by the Philharmonia Orchestra Education Department.

Fanfare to Cloudgate: a project involving 25 beginner brass players, 25 college brass players, and brass players from the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The focus was the development of a fanfare to introduce a new BBC commision by English composer, Param Vir inspired by the Sculpture Cloudgate by Anish Kapoor. The final performance involved the performers playing from 5 positions around the hall. It was broadcast on radio 3.

Barroque and Roll: a one off 2 hour family workshop in Porto based on the music of Bach and Elvis. Participants ranged in age from 3 to 74, and in experience from beginner to expert.

Amazon Riffs: a performance project in collaboration with anglo-brazilian group, the Britton-Cavallo Ensemble. Based on traditional Brazilian dances, Maracatu and Hasciada. The project brought together 90 KS2 wider opportunities string players and 40 other young musicians drawn from Greenwich Music Service.


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