Are You Listening? Conference



 The conference, taking place on Monday 19th April 2021 at 12pm to 4.30pm, is being run by AUDIOVISABILITY and DECIBELS in partnership with Wells Cathedral School.  Audiovisabilty is a leading music organization run by deaf musicians and Decibels a charity committed to music education for the deaf.  Wells Cathedral School runs a specialist music school within an "all-round" school for pupils aged 2 - 18.

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The conference will bring a unique insight into what it means to be deaf in a musical world. We invite deaf and hearing professionals working ineducationto come togetherto share best practices and work together to make musicmore accessible for all. We willalsobe offering the followingpre-conference INSETs before the conference, (9.30-11.45 am)led by leading deaf music professionals in their field:

1. "Making music accessible in the classroom" - for music teachers in schools and music hubs. This session will cover a variety of practical skills,techniques, and resources.

2. "Supporting deaf students in orchestras, ensembles, and private lessons" : a session for professionals working with children and young people acrosschallenging specialist music settings.

3. “Deaf Awareness training” : A session to build general deaf awareness skills across professional and academic settings.


We anticipate that all leading organisations will send a representative to the conference. Spaces will be limited so we advise booking early to reserve a place.

Delegates are welcome to participate in either the INSET or the conference but are also very welcome to attend both.

For all enquiries, including booking information on the INSET and/or to register interest for the conference, please email Lucy Dunkerley


Contact Details

Lucy Dunkerley at lucydunkerley@mac.com ​​

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