Our recruitment drive for new TALLent is underway!

The TallMan Foundation is currently undertaking a recruitment drive for new TALLent (students). Amidst this new drive is an exciting music workshop hosted between the 5th and 9th of May 2015 at Big Black Box (BBB) in WoodBrook. Sessions will be hosted from 3pm to 6 30pm Tuesday to Friday with the final session on Saturday the 9th from 6pm to 8 30pm.

We are excited to extend this invitation of participation to you or anyone you would like to nominate. There is no criteria other than an ability to commit and participate and the age requirements below.

TallMan is collaborating with the The Academy for Performing Arts at UTT and Katy Gainham, a UK based musician. Katy is working local organizations in the community, mentoring UTT APA student teachers in a collaborative, creative composition project, with music literacy outcomes.

No instruments are necessary and we are seeking participants (minimum age of 15 years) for this workshop. No prior music skills or training is necessary and there is a limited allocation for 15 participants.

Katy Gainham is a professional musician from the UK, where she enjoyed a 20-year career as concert flutist (orchestral, solo, ensemble, recording) and held the position of Professor of Flute, and later Music, at the world famous Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Inspired by the wealth of musical talent she encountered on her first trip to Trinidad and Tobago in 2009, she accepted the post of Professor or Music at UTT and played a central role in the set-up and opening of the Academy for the Performing Arts.

Katy has a lifelong interest and enthusiasm for the transformative capabilities of music within communities. She has worked in many community development projects, most notably in South Africa, which is the subject of published research. She is currently studying for her PhD under Prof. Hollis Liverpool at UTT. She is delighted to have the opportunity to run a short research project with Tallman Foundation in May 2015.

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