BPM longlisted for Music Education Hub of the Year!

So after we recently announced we’d been shortlisted for 2 Music Teacher Magazine Awards – considered to be the Oscars of the music education world!  We’ve now been longlisted for the Music Education Hub of the year by the Music Education Council.

The awards celebrate the work of hubs in England and music services in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that demonstrate imaginative, inclusive and all round high-quality music provision.

It’s the first time that the MEC have publicly announced a longlist.  BPM have been commended for a bold, cohesive approach that is delivering impressive work across many areas including the flagship A New Ambition for Inclusive Excellence; inspirational first access provision and a new El Sistema-inspired programme, and the contribution of its Beat Lab creative music technology programme.  Backing this up is a detailed curriculum package for schools and a comprehensive CPD programme.  BPM is using Sound and Music’s Minute of Listening pack to support the development of those crucial listening skills.

Kathryn Dean, Chair of the judging panel for the MEC UK Music Education Awards says

“…the commendations of the 13 longlisted entries shows clearly that any of them could be our eventual winner.”

We’d like to extend our congratulations to all the other longlisted entries and we’re looking forward to finding out the result on the 9th February.

We’re changing

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon, and this means we’re changing too.

Bristol Plays Music is run by Bristol Music Trust, the charity that also runs the venue formerly known as Colston Hall. These two organisations will soon unite under one name: Bristol Beacon.

Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

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