Hub and Partners

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.

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.


Charanga logo

Charanga is a national organisation with a 7-year track record of successful local partnership working in the area of music education technology and digital content.

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Kala Sangam

Kala Sangam was founded in 1993 by Dr Shripati Upadhyaya, a consultant Clincal Psychologist with a special interest in how the arts can help people with disabilities.

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Live Music Now

Collaborative working to bring live music of the highest quality to those with least access to it, particularly children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in Bradford.

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Culture Fusion is a way of life, leading by example, showing the world how children, young people and partners from different backgrounds are able to come together to make a real difference

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