A formal partnership has now been established between Kidderminster College and Severn Arts to help give young aspiring musicians access to new performance and recording opportunities over the coming years.
Severn Arts (formerly known as Worcestershire Youth Music) works with schools and pupils across the region to deliver high quality music and arts solutions. With grant funding from Arts Council England, Severn Arts is the Lead organisation of the Worcestershire Music Education Hub.
Chief Executive of Severn Arts, Trevor Jones said: “We are pleased that we have established such an important partnership between the Music Education Hub and Kidderminster College and grateful that the Principal has agreed to support our growing collaboration in the future.”
He added: “Whilst the work that our partnership will cover will be broad one, the opportunities that the college can provide in popular contemporary music will mean that young rock musicians and singers will access exciting new performance and recording opportunities over the coming years.”
The college now joins such significant organisations such as Yamaha (Europe),the English Symphony Orchestra, the Elgar School of Music, Armonico Consort and the University of Worcester in working together strategically to provide improved and growing musical opportunities for the children and young people of the County.
Principal Andy Dobson said: “Kidderminster College is renowned for the quality of its music work and its unique links to the music industry. Our learners and staff are passionate about music and are always keen to expand the creative boundaries. We are delighted to be partnering with Severn Arts, who share this same passion.
He added: “Together we will be able to offer aspiring musicians pathways to world-class teaching and progression opportunities. We look forward to working with Severn Arts to cement our region’s reputation as a national hub for music.”