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Dr Phil Mullen Seminars

A series of five online seminars delivered by Dr Phil Mullen in January - April 2022 that covered key ideas in inclusive music practice. 

1. Music, Personal and Social Development

2. Forgrounding Creativity 

3. Sharing Ownership

4. Accepting and Working with what the Young People Bring

5. Reflective and Reflexive Practice

Phil believes these are the most important practical concepts in running inclusive sessions. This series of seminars was an opportunity for participants to discuss why they are so important. and what skills are needed to implement this in a variety of contexts.

Dr Phil Mullen

Phil Mullen is one of the world’s leading experts on musical inclusion and community music. Phil has worked for thirty-five years developing music with people who are socially excluded. He specializes in working with excluded children and young people at risk. He has run workshops and seminars in 27 countries across Europe, North and South America and Asia.

Phil has been inclusion advisor to the UK’s national Sing Up programme and was also involved as an evaluator for the England’s National Foundation for Youth Music’s nationwide Musical Inclusion programme. He works with music organizations and schools around inclusion training and strategic development on inclusion. Since 2018 Phil has worked with 35 of England’s 122 music hubs, helping them develop strategic approaches to musical inclusion.

Phil has a PHD from Winchester University and has written a number of book chapters on musical inclusion including for the Oxford Handbook of Community Music (2018).