SoundCity established in September 2012

​SoundCity, the Brighton & Hove Music Education Hub, brings together the leading organisations for music in the city, with Brighton & Hove Music & Arts (part of Brighton Dome Brighton Festival) as lead partner. This partnership reflects the unique artistic and cultural landscape of the city, whose key mission is to enhance and further develop music education and opportunities that reflect the needs of children and young people. Alongside our colleagues in schools, our strategic partners are AudioActive, Glyndebourne, University of Sussex and representatives from Public Health and the Music Industry.

About Us and our Partnerships

Awards for Young Musicians

Awards for Young Musicians

We believe that all musically talented young people – not just those from well off families - should have the opportunity to develop their talent . That’s why we’re here – to help young people with exceptional ability from lower income backgrounds.

The Belltree Music Therapy

The Belltree Music Therapy

The Belltree Music Therapy Centre offers a professional music therapy service to people of all ages across Brighton and Hove, and Sussex counties.

Beat Goes On

Beat Goes On

Beat Goes On deliver a range of percussion workshops for schools including STOMP-style Body Percussion, Samba Drumming, Body Percussion with Literacy (based on work with Pie Corbett), Junk Percussion and Boomwhackers & Bamboo Tamboo. They also deliver CPD sessions for music specialists and non-specialists, and can support schools with Arts Awards & Artsmark applications.

Brighton Institute of Modern Music

Brighton Institute of Modern Music

BIMM is a prestigious modern music college specialising in full and part-time music courses taught by top musicians.

B&H Fostering & Adoption Services

B&H Fostering & Adoption Services

Brighton & Hove City Council's Fostering and Adoption Service is exceptional and we can offer you a wealth of valuable experience. We need more foster carers and adopters to work with our excellent team of professionals.

B&H Youth Offending Service

B&H Youth Offending Service

The Youth Offending Service (YOS) works with over 350 young people and their families each year, taking referrals from the Police and Courts.

B&H Youth Services

B&H Youth Services

The Youth Service aims to support young people (aged 13 to 19, or up to 25 with special educational needs) to achieve their best life chances and outcomes.

Brighton Early Music Festival

Brighton Early Music Festival

Throughout the year, BREMF contributes to the vibrant arts scene in Brighton and Hove through its programme of workshops, choirs and schools projects.

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

The Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra was formed by Herbert Menges in May 1925 as the Symphonic String Players ‘to become a large and powerful String Orchestra, and to give periodical concerts of a high standard in Brighton and Hove’.

Carousel

Carousel

Carousel is an award winning learning disability led arts organisation. Founded in 1982 Carousel works to promote the active involvement of people with a learning disability in the arts, teaching new artistic skills and developing existing talents. Our art provision is recognised nationally and internationally for its high quality and unique approach.

Charanga

Charanga

Contemporary digital resources for music teachers and schools — exciting online learning for children and young people

Connected Hub

Connected Hub

The Connected Hub is a new form of alternative provision for year 11 pupils in Brighton and Hove. The CDP Federation has been delighted to be involved with quality assurance and governance support during the Hub's set-up period.

Go Kid Music

Go Kid Music

With children’s songwriter Al Start at the helm and inclusion at our heart, Go Kid Music have a unique musical offering. From whole-school memberships to one-off bespoke sessions they bring topics alive with original songs. Early Years through Primary - Go Kid Music are all about creative learning through singing.

Greater Brighton Met College

Greater Brighton Met College

Greater Brighton Met College's modern and diverse facilities mean that they attract around 9,000 students each year, making the MET a great place to study. The MET's courses focus on preparing you for work and they have excellent links with over 600 employers in the Brighton area.

RedZebra

RedZebra

RedZebra uses music, dance and creativity to designs projects and workshops that are inspirational and unforgettable.

Soundcastle

Soundcastle

Soundcastle believe that music is for everyone, a fundamental part of being human. As a music social enterprise we promote a socially grounded approach to facilitation which ensures community voice is at the heart of what we do. We collaborate with community partners to ensure that the creation of new music and consequentially community connectedness remains an active and celebrated part of UK culture.

Surrey Arts

Surrey Arts

Delivery Partner

Trinity Laban

Trinity Laban

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is the UK’s only conservatoire of music and contemporary dance. Leaders in music and contemporary dance education, we also provide exciting opportunities for the public to encounter dance and music, and access arts health programmes.

University of Brighton

University of Brighton

The University of Brighton is a community of 22,000 students and 2,600 staff based on five campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings. We have one of the best teaching quality ratings in the UK and a strong research record, factors which contribute to our reputation as a leading post-1992 university.

ALDA Orchestra

ALDA Orchestra

Alda Orchestra was founded in April 2016 by composer-conductor Helgi Ingvarsson and flautist Helen Whitaker. Based in Brighton UK.

Brighton Music Conference

Brighton Music Conference

Supporter The Brighton Music Conference (BMC) is the leading annual electronic music conference in the UK created by the industry for the industry. With a focus on education, networking and celebrating dance music.

CoMA - Contemporary Music for All

CoMA - Contemporary Music for All

Delivery Partner CoMA helps schools, festivals, amateur orchestras and choirs get started with contemporary music. CoMA is committed to quality participation led by inspiring professional musicians, using a flexibly scored repertoire which includes works emplying graphic notation and aleatoric elements as well as standard notation.

Drum United

Drum United

Supporter Our main goal is to provide affordable / accessible community events and projects for young people and disadvantaged people.

The Pebble Trust

The Pebble Trust

Based in Brighton and Hove, the Pebble Trust is set up to provide support for local causes and local people. Since 2009, we have made donations to numerous local charities and have successfully launched the Pebble Trust Talent Grants scheme, which provides financial assistance to local young people, enabling them to develop exceptional talents.

Sing Up

Sing Up

Delivery Partner Put singing at the heart of your school's life.

Starr Trust

Starr Trust

Supporter We are an independent, family run charity, based in the BN post code area of the UK, which supports young people aged 10 –18 to fulfil their potential in sports, arts and education, by giving a helping hand to achieve their goals at a time when they really need it.

Music & Arts

Music & Arts

Lead Partner Our service is part of Brighton & Hove City Council's Children and Young People's Trust. We provide a holistic range of music and arts education and performance opportunities for children and young people across the city and we also offer curriculum support to our colleagues in schools.

AudioActive

AudioActive

Strategic Partner Established in 2004, AudioActive is a registered charity (1123891) working to challenge disadvantage and enhance the development of children and young people by providing high quality creative and musical experiences throughout the South East.

Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne

Strategic Partner Founded in 1934 by John Christie and his opera singer wife, Audrey Mildmay, Glyndebourne is committed to presenting opera of the highest quality, commissioning new work, developing new talent and reaching new audiences. Crucially, Glyndebourne has remained financially independent since 1934.

University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Strategic Partner The University of Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in August 1961.

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