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New Series of Events for Orchestral Players

This Autumn we’ll be hosting a new series of online events for our Orchestra Section members, covering topics from mouth and hand health through to presentation skills and designing workshops.

Published: 12 October 2021 | 10:37 AM Updated: 15 October 2021 | 12:47 PM
A grouping of trombone players, we can see the instruments, their music stands and their hands - blurred in the background is the rest of the orchestra.
There will be four different interactive workshops covering health, wellbeing, presentation skills and workshop design. Photo credit: Shutterstock

The MU is delighted to announce a new series of online events covering the Autumn for our Orchestra Section members. Four different interactive workshops covering health, wellbeing, presentation skills and workshop design, these events provide a perfect opportunity to network with colleagues and meet some of our expert trainers.

Our first event in collaboration with the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) focuses on mouth health for orchestral players, looking at the dysfunctions that can occur like focal dystonia and oral health advice and tips on areas including dry mouth, ulcers and sore lips. Find out more and book your place.

Our second workshop with Cath Arlidge MBE looks at presentation skills for musicians designed to deepen understanding of what audiences need from musicians and to give practical advice on how to present well with ease. Find out more and book your place.

Event number three, again with Cath Arlidge MBE, looks at designing workshops for different communities and settings and adapting your skills and expertise. Find out more and book your place.

The fourth workshop looks at orchestral musicians’ Hands and is in collaboration with BAPAM expert practitioners. It explores the common causes and conditions found, how to prevent injury and the different types of treatments and approaches to getting back to playing after an injury or operation. Find out more and book your place.

Come and join us for one or all four interactive workshops which will all take place on Zoom. Free to MU members and aimed specifically at orchestral players

If you have any accessibility requirements or questions, please email

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