MusicNet East Changing Tunes based at Hertfordshire Music Service, is delighted to announce that two new delivery partners have been selected via a competitive bid process to join the project. Cornwall Music Service Trust and Southampton Music Service will join Essex Music Service, Norfolk Music Service and Cambridgeshire Music to run action research project looking at musical inclusion within music services. Each scheme of work contributes to the Changing Tunes research looking at how music services can embed inclusion in their offer.
Michael Davidson, project lead in Hertfordshire said ‘We are pleased that our new partners demonstrate the same openness and desire to learn that foster across this project. We want to know the impact on the young people but also on the music service staff that get involved. Perhaps most importantly, we want to know how inclusion work can be sustained long term through the core and extension roles which each music education hub delivers.’
The two new partners are focused on developing work with children in care and those with mental health challenges. Other partners are working with young people at risk of exclusion in school and beyond.
Changing Tunes is funded by Youth Music, using public funding from the National Lottery via Arts Council England, as part of Youth Music’s strategic work which aims towards and musically inclusive England.
WHAT IS MUSICNET EAST CHANGING TUNES?
MusicNet East Changing Tunes is an Action Research project funded by Youth Music's Strategic Fund C
The project will aim to answer the question:
What is the benefit to music services as hub lead organisations of embedding inclusion into their offer?
What are the challenges they face in doing this?
MusicNet East is based at Hertfordshire Music Service and has held several strategic grants from Youth Music over the last 5 years. Essex Music Service and Cambridgeshire Music have also been partners in MusicNet East since 2015. Norfolk Music Service has recently joined as a phase 1 partner.