BSO volunteering opportunity for BU Music students

Posted on Thursday, March 13 2014

bso-logoThe Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) are offering BU Music students a work-shadowing opportunity.

BU’s Dementia Institute (BUDI) is joining up with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra on a pilot intervention to work with people with dementia and their carers.

The partnership will provide a unique opportunity for five BU Music students to work alongside BSO musicians, planning and running workshops with people with dementia, supporting them to learn new instruments as well as re-learn previous skills.

The workshops will run for 10 weeks, from the Wednesday 9 April – Wednesday 11 June 2014, in the Student Hall, Talbot Campus. These rehearsals will culminate in a final performance on Saturday 14 June 2014, at the Life Centre, Winton, to showcase the group’s efforts.

BUDI’s Research Assistant, Laura Reynolds, says “we’re looking for volunteers with a genuine interest in working with older people, and those who are able to commit to most, if not all, of the 10 weekly sessions. We know that 10 weeks is a big commitment so we will consider students who can commit to the majority of sessions as well. All we ask is that the students have a genuine interest in working with older people, and would be able to help out with rhythm support etc. We are open to interest from individuals and from groups.”

For more information, and to volunteer, please email Laura Reynolds or Sarah Hambidge, or call 01202 962546 by 26 March 2014.