Community music leadership resources available on the web
CMVic staff and volunteers maintain an up-to-date list of leadership resources available on the web. You can find this on our site here.
Leadership skills sharing events
CMVic has developed a range of events designed to provide training in leadership skills:
- Three day intensives: residential gatherings for prospective singing/music leaders at which the full range of skills are actively demonstrated and practiced in a safe and supportive environment.
- One day skills development workshops: gatherings for prospective singing/music leaders at which the full range of skills are actively demonstrated and practiced in a safe and supportive environment.
- One day peer exchange gatherings: specific skills are passed-on / exchanged between emerging and / or established singing/music leaders.
- “Collaborative practice”: gatherings of singing/music leaders at which they teach each other songs and receive peer feedback on their methods.
- “On-site” training: a visiting skill sharer works with a local singing/music leader directly while with his or her group.
- “Shadowing”: an emerging leader observes an established leader at work.
StreetSounds Leadership Weekend 2016 from Terry Melvin on Vimeo.
Ongoing mentorship and support
CMVic has developed a team of experienced leaders of music groups, and our 'regional activist volunteers' can put new and emerging music groups in touch with a leader based near them. They can offer practical assistance to new groups that require leadership from experienced facilitators, and can also play a mentoring role to the prospective leaders within those communities. They will also support existing groups by:
- resourcing and promoting regional networking
- assisting organisations and groups achieve sustainability (e.g. succession planning)
- assisting current leaders with their problems or queries
- assisting current music groups through difficulties
- helping potential participants to articulate their desires and find suitable music making activities in which to participate
Our volunteers are recruited from within the region they will be operating in. This is a great strength of the CMVic model as our volunteers understand the idiosyncrasies of the region and bring shared cultural knowledge. Please contact us if you would like to follow up with this.