In support of our collective work and in response to key survey findings, York Music Hub is inviting proposals from school clusters and musical organisations for funding to deliver activities which meet the Hub’s aims.
YMH has identified up to £40K in total to support activity during the academic year 2015-16. This money has been made available through a combination of strong hub financial management and an extra uplift in funding from Arts Council England.
All proposals must support the National Plan for Music Education (NPME) and the vision and mission for the YMH.
Proposals should take into account and reflect the needs and issues identified from research conducted by YMH in 2012 and the outcomes from the York Schools’ Music Research Project, completed in autumn 2014 on behalf of the Hub by York St John University.
Children and young people from City of York Council’s York Music Centre are celebrating group and individual successes in an Irish music competition. The group of young musicians, lead by Sarah Loughran, competed in the Northern Regional Fleadh in Manchester on Saturday 9 May and has won a place in the All Britain Fleadh, to be hosted by the Northern Region from 2728 June at Meyerscough College near Preston.
A new weekend session for children and young people has been added by York Music Centre to its programme at Millthorpe School. York Music Centre, run by York Arts Education and part of City of York Council, will offer a variety of choirs, ensembles, orchestras and tuition sessions each Saturday morning. The session has moved from Canon Lee School and allows York Music Centre to consolidate provision with its Wednesday evening session at Millthorpe School from the end of February.
Music education for children will receive an £18 million funding boost Education Minister Nick Gibb announced today (22 July).
The extra £18 million will be allocated to music education, including to the national network of 123 music education hubs established in 2012. This brings the total amount of funding available to music hubs in the next financial year to over £75 million.
Charanga is a well established on-line music resource that is proving very useful to both specialist and non-specialist primary teachers. The resource is extremely comprehensive and covers an entire progressive scheme of work from Foundation to Year 6. Resources can be mixed and matched and even customised by individual schools to meet specific needs. In response to some of the key findings from the Schools Music Research Project, the York Music Hub has decided to make Charanga freely available to all York primary schools.
Tuesday 20 October 2015 Huntington Secondary School
Thursday 11 February 2016 York College
Tuesday 24 May 2016 Venue TBC
4pm - 5.30pm