Music Education Hubs

17th May 2012

Arts Council England has announced the new nationwide network of 122 music education hubs, charged with implementing the National Plan for Music Education. The creation of the hubs marks a significant shift in the way music education is delivered, both in and out of school. Organisations, including schools, professional music organisations, higher and further education institutions and other Arts Council-funded organisations working in a local area will be coming together to create joined-up music education provision for children and young people.

Aurora has been named as a partner in three new music hubs, including:

– Westminster / Hammersmith and Fulham / Kensington and Chelsea
– Buckinghamshire
– Southwark

Aurora is delighted to be part of these three exciting new partnerships.  We are particularly pleased that the tri-borough hub – involving Westminster City Council, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, as well as the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal College of Music – has been highlighted as an example of collaborative best practice (click here to read the full ACE press release).

Aurora’s close involvement with several of the new hubs means that the orchestra stands poised to take an increasingly active role in the development of music education strategy in these areas, and to contribute to wider discussions on music participation and learning in the UK.