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MU Orchestra Section Conference 2018


09 Jan 2018

12:00pm - 5:00pm

The third annual MU Orchestra Section Conference is being held in Manchester at The Mechanics Centre and all members of the Section are invited to attend.

There will be two panels, with the first focusing on Recording & Broadcasting and the second on Scheduling. There will also be a shorter session to discuss how the MU is tackling claims of sexism and sexual harassment within the music industry. This will take place ahead of the main Conference. Please find below the details of the day:

11:45 Arrival for pre-Conference / Registration / Tea & Coffee

12:00 Changing the Culture of the Music Industry: how the MU is tackling claims of sexism and sexual harassment

12:45 Arrival for Conference / Registration / Lunch

13:30 Conference Introductions

13:40 Recording & Broadcasting: The evolving landscape & the value of performers’ rights

15:00 Break with Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

15:30 Scheduling, Repertoire and Workload - the hidden issues: does the way work is planned and scheduled adversely affect the work life balance and wellbeing of musicians? Would the situation improve if musicians were more involved in the planning process?

16:50 Closing statements

17:00 Close

If you would like to attend all or part of the day please email Angela Gascoine to reserve your place.

Event location

The Mechanics Centre, 103 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD