Project Management

The Roma Bridging Sounds Orchestra (RBSO) is the first Roma Youth Orchestra in the UK. Created by Newham Music in 2015, the RBSO has just started its third season after receiving a year of a funding from Youth Music in 2016/17. 

The Roma Bridging Sounds Orchestra (RBSO) is the first Roma Youth Orchestra in the UK. Created by Newham Music in 2015, the RBSO has just started it's third season after receiving a year of a funding from Youth Music in 2016/17. 

In Middleport, we wanted to take our issue of gang violence and create new opportunities for young people to be a part of a new gang...otherwise known as a band!  We believe that encouraging our young people to form music bands could change their pathway in life.

Soundtracks  is a Youth Music funded project run by Blackburn with Darwen Music Hub. Over the last 16 months, we have been working with Blackburn with Darwen Young People’s Service and Blackburn Youth Zone to develop core music sessions in Blackburn Youth Zone and youth centres, providing opportunities for music making for young people from the ages of 12-19, particularly those in challenging circumstances.

by Adam Cogdon, EBNE Music Leader. 

East By North East is a Youth Music funded project that brings together young people, and a staff team, from diverse backgrounds, celebrating different cultures and musical genres.  The music sessions allow us to explore different tastes and develop skills in music and to build confidence together.

  • by GemArts

    Wed 20 Sep 2017 - 1 comment

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of our fantastic East by North East project so far. Without the hard work of all the young people, support workers, teachers, volunteers and music leaders who have taken part and supported this work, we wouldn't be able to shout about this amazing project!

My Keyboard Lessons are looking for someone to do part-time teaching hours in music at City of Liverpool College.

A perfect storm is rapidly approaching in music education in England. Read on to see how you can help and gain support.

NYMAZ shares its recent experiences of commissioning songs for young voices

“In the UK, over the last 10 – 15 years, the quantity and range of music for babies and very young children has expanded considerably.  But standards of practice have not kept pace with this rapid expansion and remain worryingly low.  The reason is clear.  Early childhood music specialists are not required to have any form of prior qualification to practise.  We expect degree level qualifications to lead music with all other age groups – but for some reason accept the fact that for children below the age of five, we do not require music educators to have any kind of prior, professional preparation.” 
– Dr Susan Young

Carrie Lennard is an SEN music teacher at St Ann’s School in Ealing and creator of The Improvise Approach, an innovative educational tool to support music making with SEN children.  Below she shares her thoughts on technology, the challenges facing music practitioners in SEN and creating change in the curriculum.

Wired4Music is the network for 16-25 years olds all interested in music and living in London, hosted by Sound Connections. Members can sign up quickly and easily via the Wired4Music website, and the Sound Connections team work closely with these individuals and groups to empower their music projects and ideas.