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Train & Sustain

Enterprise Music Scotland is committed to providing opportunities for continued professional development for ensemble based music workshop practitioners. Train and Sustain provides professional training in delivering music workshops followed by placements allowing participants to put their new skills into practice. Since beginning in 2012, Train and Sustain has provided training for workshops in a range of settings including primary schools, ASN schools, for those living with dementia, improvisation workshops for early years and most recently, music and outdoor learning.

“I really enjoyed the training. I feel that I’ve expanded my knowledge, awareness and experience in an area that I wanted to be involved in but didn’t know where to start with.”

“A thoroughly enriching and mind expanding course. Hopefully the beginning of a new direction in my life. Having the opportunity to use the skills in a practical setting was a great springboard to having confidence to do more of the same.”

Train and Sustain 2018 - Composition

Train and Sustain 2018 is now complete. Applications for the 2019 programme will be opened in due course.

Train and Sustain 2018 was available to Scottish based composers as well as Scottish based chamber music ensembles/musicians.

The programme provided training in creating and delivering classroom composition projects based on Scottish poetry and culminated with paid placements with Nat 5/Higher music pupils in Midlothian secondary schools.

Train and Sustain has been made possible thanks the Scottish Music Centre YMI Training and Continuing Professional Development Fund supported by Creative Scotland.