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Sounds of Intent in the Early Years

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Brighter Sound are delighted to announce the North West Regional Launch of the Sounds of Intent Early Years Framework.  

We’re hosting the launch as part of our role as regional champions and are delighted to welcome pioneering researcher Professor Adam Ockelford to present his findings at this event.

‘Sounds of Intent in the Early Years’ (SoI-EY) is an innovative resource based on pioneering research led by Professor Adam Ockelford, Director of the Applied Music Research Centre at the University of Roehampton, in London. SoI-EY sets out just how children’s minds develop musically, from three months before birth, so that by the time they enter full time education, they are already fledgling young musicians. This new findings mean that, for the first time, it is possible to target activities aimed specifically at individual children’s levels of musical development, maximising their progress.


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11.00am       Welcome and introduction by SoI-EY Regional Champion

11.10am       Introduction to SoI-EY by Prof Adam Ockelford

12.10pm       Questions and Answers

12.30pm       Break

1.00pm         Using the SoI-EY framework

1.30pm         SoI-EY film by the Young Champions

1.50pm         Final thoughts – what next

2.00pm         Close



Sounds of Intent in the Early Years is supported by Sound About, University of Roehampton, Applied Music Research Centre (University of Roehampton), Eastwood Nursery School, The Amber Trust, International Music Education Research Centre, UCL Institute for Education and Youth Music using using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England