32nd World Conference
International Society for Music Education
Glasgow, UK 24-29 July

Wednesday Concerts

1230 - 1300 Main Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Teachers Choir of Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
Teachers Choir of Chaoyang District, Beijing is a female choir, founded in 2007.
All members are art teachers from primary and middle schools in Chaoyang District, Beijing, who have great love for chorus. They participated in many international competitions and cultural exchange activities and have successfully held concerts in China. They have soft singing voice, delicate style of performance, particularly performing Chinese folk style choral works.

1300 - 1330 Main Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Hwaseong City Boys & Girls Choir, South Korea
Hwaseong City Boys & Girls Choir was established in 2004 as a cultural delegation delivering the value of love for mankind to the whole world. With a membership of 90 members aged 12 years old, the choir holds about 20 regional concerts every year. The choir visited Kenya and set up a sisterhood relationship with Jirani Children’s Choir organized by Slum Children of Kenya, Africa 2011. During the visit they fulfilled love for mankind through concerts. They have also had a successful exchange performances with Nagoya Children Art Company (2012) and Korean Boys & Girls Choir of Beijing (2015). They have appeared in various concerts such as the Nanpa Memorial concert and the Country Love concert.
The project has extended to 3 regional-choirs (Dongtan, Hyangnam, Namyang in Korea) and contributed to the development of regional choir culture. The choir communicates with the world by the regional society through the various stages such as children’s song, folk song, art song, religious song, and various stages that Korean traditional culture of ancient dance and Nanta were succeeded and developed. Seong-moon Shin, with his unique interpersonal skills and warm personality, is a conductor best suited for the role, where he can discover and create the beauty of the voices of the boys and girls choir. He graduated from Hyupsung University, majoring in vocal performance, and went on to study conducting at Westminster University and Yale University in the US and Kodaly Institute in Hungary. He is currently studying conducting for master’s degree at Hyupsung University. To Mr Shin, communication is the mechanism that allows one person to face another one as human being. He builds his musical foundation with relationships and challenges new and creative ideas without fear. He led Jirani Children’s Choir in Kenya, Africa. He is the conductor who demonstrates true values of choir music based on extensive experiences.

1330 - 1400 Main Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Crecer Cantando Crecer Soñando, Spain
Crecer Cantando, Crecer Soñando is a musical project in which four different Spanish schools contribute with their own choir to make a big one. Its schools are located in different cities and are ruled by different educational regimes: a private music school, two secondary schools and a conservatoire. The singers range from ten to eighteen years old, while the musicians and the production team are long-time professionals. Currently we have approx. 150 members, including singers, musicians, producers and sound technicians. Crecer Cantando is like a big puzzle where everybody works independently, but coordinated around an artistic project and encouraged thanks to a common dream.

1830 - 1930 Main Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Headline Concert: National Youth Orchestra of Scotland (NYOS)

2130 - 2230 Main Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Headline Pop Concert

1200 - 1240 City of Glasgow Studio, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Monika Herzig Acoustic Project, United States
The Monika Herzig Acoustic Project presents modern acoustic jazz blending award-winning original compositions with unique arrangements and storytelling. The program will feature selections from the recent release ‘The Whole World in Her Hands’.

1320 - 1400 City of Glasgow Studio, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
The Inevitables, United States
Hailing from Caleb Chapman’s Soundhouse in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA,
The Inevitables fuse an eclectic mix of gypsy jazz, klezmer, swing, zydeco, Delta blues, alternative, and pop to create a sound that is as mesmerizing as it is unique. Under the direction of Evan Wharton, in the few short years of the band’s existence, the band has already won multiple awards from DownBeat Magazine. Their debut full length album, “Jackpot” will be released in fall of 2016 on the Big Swing Face record label.

1200 - 1230 Stevenson Concert Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
The Orchestra of Unlimited Potential, England, UK
The Orchestra of Unlimited Potential (UP!) is one of the UK’s first ever county youth orchestras set up specifically for young musicians with special educational needs and disabilities.
Within its first year UP! has had many achievements, including a ground breaking performance at the Royal Albert Hall in May 2015, and an international collaboration and performance at a national music education conference in London, June 2015.
UP! is delighted to be showcasing a brand new piece of original music at the ISME World Conference 2016 as well as incorporating a short workshop/demonstration into their performance to give delegates an insight into the approaches that have made the project such a success.

1900 - 1930 Stevenson Concert Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
IFCKIDS Children's Chorus/IFCC, China
IFCKIDS Children’s Chorus was founded in 2013 under the IFCKIDS platform. Lucy Luo, Founder of IFCKIDS, holds the baton herself to train the chorus. She has quickly built up a good repertoire with Chinese and western masterpieces, and the chorus had its debut after 8 rehearsals. In May 2014, the Chorus has been invited to join the IFC Chorus (SATB) & Orchestra in their Mozart Requiem concert to sing the “Street Boy Chorus” from Carmen with the symphony orchestra. In the summer of 2014, the Chorus visited the rural area in Guizhou Province and song with the tribe “Dong Singers”, the UN named Intangible Cultural Heritage. The Chorus was also invited by Landes Musik Akademie Hessen to visit Germany in Fall 2014. Its overseas debut gained a big success followed by 4 German newspaper coverage and one whole-page feature story by Chinese nation-wide leading media “Beijing Youth Daily”. In 2015-16 music season, the Chorus had joined the debut of Production Cantata by Xian Xinghai in China and performed with organist Yuan Shen at Forbidden Concert Hall at Christmas Eve Concert.

2000 - 2030 Stevenson Concert Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Vollgas Connected, Germany
The Music School Fürth’s unique Project in Germany “Berufung Musiker” (Profession Musician) where young people with intellectual disabilities have the chance of an apprenticeship as musicians has been tremendously successful. The band “Vollgas”, who participated in the first flight, has become one of the most wanted bands in Germany since its foundation in the Year 2009. Amongst other triumphs they rocked the Bavarian Parliament, the Bavarian State Chancellery, the Federal Congress of the Music Schools (VdM) and they even played for the German Parliament in Berlin. The very best of inclusion.

“Vollgas” is none the less not a closed circuit band but plays with other groups of different types, whether it be pupils, teachers or other ensembles of the Music School professional musicians like the renowned group Quadro Nuevo. Since 2010 “Vollgas” plays regularly with the Music School ensemble “Flugs” under the name “Vollgas connected”. Joint working groups at weekends and during concert tours throughout the Federal Republic, normally accompanied by pupils of the Hallemann School – a school for special needs in Fürth – have helped the young scholars to become a collective which is second to none. They inspire each other, learning from and with each other. They cause during their performances, due to their musical capabilities and their very apparent joy of the music, the outbreak of high emotions and rapturous applause in the audience. The teaching methods as well as the teaching materials which have been developed in our school are looked upon as being ground breaking by many institutions for advanced education and universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

1200 - 1230 AGOS Studio, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
SA (仨), Singapore
Music may be time and culture specific but sound knows no limits. The trio of SA (仨) create their own soundscapes, exploring all possibilities not bound by time or culture. For SA (仨), their exploration of sound begins with each instrument and every original composition is a bold experiment that combines traditional elements with modern techniques, such as live looping. Spontaneous at every turn, each performance is a risk that the band takes as they delve into the question of identity. Founded in 2010, SA(仨), meaning “three” in northern Chinese dialect, is a tribute to their Chinese roots. Professionally trained in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Beijing, Andy Chia plays the dizi (flute), Natalie Alexandra plays the guzheng (zither) and Cheryl Ong plays drums and percussion.

1230 - 1300 AGOS Studio, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Lancashire Youth Vocal Ensemble (LYVE), England, UK
A Quality Youth Vocal Ensemble singing contemporary popular music that features improvisation, rich harmonies, beats and grooves and is created though acollaborative process.

The Ensemble grows from a series of inclusive vocal projects across Lancashire that attempt to allow ALL young people an opportunity to share their voices and progress. A More Music project for Lancashire Music Hub.

1930 - 2000 AGOS Studio, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Sonic Bothy Ensemble, Scotland, UK

Sonic Bothy Ensemble is an award-winning inclusive, new music ensemble that explores, composes and performs experimental and contemporary music; a group of musicians, with and without additional support needs. We create original collaboratively composed free/fixed music for voice, harpsichord, harmonium, piano, strings, electronics, percussion. Influences span improvisation, aleatoricism, minimalism, contemporary, musicals, electroacoustic music. Recent performances/residencies across Scotland include Counterflows, GOMA, GIO Fest, Sound Festival, CCA & Glasgow City Halls. We were the first mixed ability group in residence at ‘Sound’ Festival, and were awarded the ‘Paritor award for new music in education’ in by the National Music Council, 2014.

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