Music Links

Concerts & Shows

UNIVERSITY OF WALES, BANGOR
Weekly concerts during term time at Bangor University. Wide range of music including choral, orchestral, chamber & electroacoustic

VENUE CYMRU, Llandudno(formerly known as North Wales Theatre)
Wide range of concerts, shows, ballets & plays throughout the year


Courses

DO IT FOR REAL
The Youth Hostel Association (YHA) runs a series of summer camps each year based on a variety of activites including performing arts.


Music Games

MAKING TRACKS
BBC 3 website hosts a series of music games including Beatmachine, Sequenza and Bata Drum, as well as the cartoon trolls on Peer Gynt.


Resources

SIBELIUS
Sibelius is the software we use in school for composition. A student version is available for just £99. Maybe if you ask Father Christmas nicely enough…?

AUDACITY
Audacity is a freeware programme for editing sound files. We use it in school to transfer tape and minidisc recordings to CD. It has the ability to add tracks and cut out unwanted bits of music as well as adding various effects or changing pitch.


Revision Sites

Unfortunately there is no specific WJEC exam revision websites but sections of the following sites overlap with our course and are worth investigating.

BBC BITESIZE
Pobably one of the most used revision websites. Audio examples and tests online.

MUSIC AT SCHOOL
Quizzes, games and revision notes – not all are relevant though so be careful what you spend your time on!

THE MUSIC LAND
Free resources plus forum for question and answers on Music GCSE. Requires free registration.

AS & GCSE COURSE RESOURCES
Currently has resources / homelearning tasks for AS Russian Ballet Music and some GCSE help. Under development!


Competitions

TEXACO YOUNG MUSICIAN OF WALES 2007
Classical music competition – first round in October 2006. First prize £1000 and the chance to play solo with a full symphony orchestra.

URDD EISTEDDFOD
Annual youth eisteddfod with a range of musical competitions.

Email us with any other sites you think other people might find useful… music@johnbright.conwy.sch.uk

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