Wolverhampton Music Education Hub was launched in September 2012 and from the outset has sought to develop partnerships with local and national organisations with a passion for music education.
Our partners listed here have formed a valuable support network for the delivery of a coherent music education offer for Wolverhampton. Each partner has brought with it specialised expertise and further opportunities that young people across the city can benefit from. Key areas supported through our partnerships are – instrumental tuition, ensemble opportunities, singing, continued professional development for music educators, access to professional musicians and composition support for schools.
In addition to focused support for schools and young people, further opportunities for high quality ensemble involvement can be accessed through our partners, allowing young people to continue their enjoyment beyond the valuable school based ensembles.
Wolverhampton Music Service is the lead organisation for the hub and, along with its partner organisations, strives to provide a high quality, broad and balanced offer of support for music education to schools and young people across Wolverhampton.
Follow the links to discover more about our partners, what they do and their forthcoming events
St Peter’s Collegiate Church Choirs – We are pleased to have on board as a partner the choir’s of St Peter’s Collegiate Church in Wolverhampton. Music at the church has a long tradition of outreach work in the community and this is something which hub is been able to draw upon to provide further opportunities for children and young people to access singing on a regular basis.
Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra – The Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra is a key local partner in the music education hub and has provided support to our young musicians through enhanced performance opportunities at a high standard and fund raising for The Music School. The orchestra is a fully independant amateur orchestra formed in 1973 by a group of keen amateur players. Conducted by Peter Morris the orchestra meets on a regular weekly basis throughout the academic year and produces on average four to five public concerts a year.
Paul Wilcox – Paul is an exceptionally talented singer/vocal coach/musician who has worked on many projects for the Hub in Wolverhampton including leading our epic outdoor Singing in The Rain events, where he leads hundreds of primary pupils into song in the City Centre.
Rockmusic Limited are Specialists in Education and Commercial Recording. They have worked successfully with the Music service for many years. Among several high quality courses and workshops they deliver in partnership with the Hub are the legendary rockschool courses in local secondary schools culminating in a full days’ showcase at their base at Newhampton Road Arts Centre.
Wolverhampton Youth Music Theatre Music School, Graiseley Hill
Charanga provide an online Music Curriculum, resources & courses for over 44 Primary & Special Schools in the City. The Music Hub subsidises, administers the licenses and provides local support, training and advice as part of the package these schools subscribe to.
Sing Up Membership provides access to hundreds of specially arranged songs, teaching tools and supporting resources for all singing needs, in and out of school. All children and young people can benefit greatly from singing.
The Royal Academy of Music is a conservatoire in London, England, is a constituent college of the University of London and is one of the leading conservatoires in the world.
The Arena Theatre is a unique venue in the heart of Wolverhampton that presents a wide range of theatre, music, dance and comedy and is part of the University of Wolverhampton’s Faculty of the Arts
Birmingham Conservatoire is a world class institution providing exceptional training for the musicians, actors, stage managers and performers of the future.
NYO is a team like no other. The 164 musicians come from all over the UK, and from very different backgrounds – but they’re bound together by their love for classical music, their desire to be challenged, and their enthusiasm for inspiring others. And, of course, by all being teenagers.
The Hub is supported by public funding using Arts Council England
Let Us Play provide Sports, Arts, Play and outings for children with Special Needs and Disabilities in Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas.
Jazz@Wolverhampton is supported by Arts Council England and is developing a diverse programme of participation and performance across the city
The Hub, Music Service and Music School benefit from an excellent working relationship with the City of Wolverhampton Council
Additional partners who have been involved with our work include :- LEO 4tet Alma Trio