In May 2012 the Arts Council announced that the Bradford Music & Arts Service had successfully bid to become the district’s new Music Education Hub.
To read Ofsted’s “Music in schools: what hubs must do” please click here.
The core role of the Music Education Hub will be to:
- Ensure every child aged 5-18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument (other than voice) through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes for ideally a year (but for a minimum of a term) of weekly tuition on the same instrument
- Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early age
- Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people
- Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupils sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area
Organisations including schools, professional music organisations, higher and further education institutions and other arts organisations working in the local area have come together to create joined up music education provision for children and young people.
Our aims include developing greater access to music education and through work with partners to support progression routes and help to share information and music pathways for young people.
View some of the Hub’s achievements to date here.