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This article, written by Chris Philpott, considers ways to decolonise the school music curriculum in a holistic way, and looks beyond ‘adding more’ to the curriculum to challenging the underpinning values.

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Our databases encourage the musical community to discover works by composers from historically excluded groups.

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Take a look at our annual review for the academic year 2022/23 to find out how we have been supporting our members and the wider music education sector, and how we plan to continue to support, connect and influence in the future.

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76% of Music Hubs and Services in England participated in a survey to help us understand the impact of their rising costs on children and young people. Read our report on the financial pressures facing Music Hubs and Music Services in England.

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Read our summary of the Ofsted subject report on the quality of music education in the schools inspected in England.

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Music Hub Data

For each year of funding, Arts Council England requires Music Hubs to complete an annual survey which details participant numbers and characteristics, staffing and board statistics, activities, income and expenditure. This data is presented in a dashboard with accompanying materials.

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The initial findings of the first ever UK Musicians’ Census are now available. The results are based on detailed information provided by nearly 6,000 UK musicians, making it the largest ever survey of its kind.

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This in-depth case study investigates how the Arcana Strum can enhance access to music making and facilitate progressive and accredited learning for young people with additional needs and disabilities.

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This academic journal article explores the benefits of community-based group singing for positive wellbeing through a series of interviews, and creates a series of recommendations for group singing interventions.

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This report, commissioned by Britten Pears Arts with support from Suffolk Music Hub and Norfolk & Norwich Festival Bridge, maps Suffolk’s state school music provision in response to the 2022 National Plan for Music Education and finds that music education should hold a similar status to other core curriculum subjects because of its important role in boosting pupils’ wellbeing.

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