The 2018 OHMI Conference & Awards, Birmingham


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The 2018 OHMI Conference will bring together its annual OHMI awards with a major conference for academics and practitioners, in which the barriers to music-making faced by those with physical disabilities will be explored.

This is a one of a kind event, with presentations led by established academics, professional musicians, and developers at the forefront of adapted instrument design. Presentations range from practise-based experiences, neurological interfaces, sociological and pedagogical studies, instrument demonstrations, and perspectives on inclusive music-making. With interest from all five continents, and presenters travelling from New Zealand, Japan and Brazil, this international conference will be bringing together an array of individuals interested in the development of adapted instruments and techniques.

The two-day conference will also encompass a Gala Concert and the 6th annual OHMI Competition Awards. Hosted by comedian Al Murray, this year’s Gala Concert will feature a range of performers; most notably, World Class horn player Felix Klieser will be making his UK debut, playing Mozart’s Concerto No. 4. Felix is an ambassador for the OHMI Trust, which pioneers the development and adaptation of musical instruments for physically disabled people.

BSL interpretation, wheelchair access


The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University, 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham B4 7XR

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