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Additional funding for York’s music hub


3:20pm 9th May 2012
(Updated 3:22pm 9th May 2012)

The Department for Education and Arts Council England announced this month that York Arts Education – part of City of York Council’s Arts and Culture Service - will be one of the 122 new Music Education Hubs to receive extra funding.

The Music Education Hub will receive funding to allow it to play a key role in getting more children involved in music nationwide.  This year York’s Music Hub will receive £388K for this work.

Cllr Janet Looker, Cabinet member for Education, Children and Young People, said:

“We are delighted that the hard work already being done by our service and all of our partners that has been recognised nationally. There are already an incredible amount of musical opportunities available to young people in the city of York, but knowing that we will have a guaranteed amount of funding for the next three years, means that we can continue to offer first access to instrumental tuition to every child in their own school.”

The aim of the York music hub is to ensure that every child aged five to 18 has the opportunity to sing and learn a musical instrument, and to play instruments with other children as part of an ensemble or choir.

The council’s York Arts Education service currently offers instrumental tuition to whole classes of pupils in the majority of primary schools in the city, as well as opportunities for students to play in a variety of musical ensembles at York Arts Academy to support this learning.

For more information, contact York Arts Education, on 01904 554660, or email artseducation@york.gov.uk

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