Music Education Hub
The Arts Council has been charged by Michael Gove with setting up Music Hubs in every local authority area in order to deliver the aspirations of the National Music Education Plan (NMEP).
The Music Education Hubs are part of the Government's agenda to transform music education to children and young people. It aims to close the divide between wealthier children and those from disadvantage areas and give access to great musical education.
It is expected that all hubs will focus on pupil outcomes and carry out these core roles -
- ensure that every child aged five to 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 stage
- ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people
- develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil is singing regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area
The Hull Music Hub
It is important that we deliver the best possible music service to children and young people in our area. We want to give them a better opportunity to learn to play instruments, sing and develop their musical talent.
To achieve this the Music Service led a successful bid to form the Hull Music Hub with key music providers, which will help us to work more collaboratively and enhance and complement the music education on offer in Hull.
The partners and stakeholders in the Hub include; primary and secondary schools, Young Musicians Friends Association, Yorkshire Young Musicians, Hull Philharmonic Orchestra the University of Hull, Hull Truck Theatre, The EYMS Brass Band local music related organisations.
Funding for the Hub will run from September 2012 to March 2015 and will ensure that all children in state schools, including academies and free schools, would have access to music education.
Albemarle Music Centre
Hull City Council
Tel: 01482 300 300