Nottingham College has been praised for its commitment and collaboration with Nottingham’s music hub, providing students with life-changing music opportunities.
Nottingham Music Service (NMS), a registered charity that provides music programmes for young people in the city, introduced the ‘Music Hub Champion’ award to recognise City schools, academies and colleges that have gone the extra mile to promote inclusive music education and support their pupils to benefit from the many music-making opportunities provided by NMS.
There were 27 City institutions presented with the award, each applauded for their extraordinary staff members that support, encourage and inspire their pupils to continue learning their instruments and participate in out-of-school/college groups and events.
The awards were announced at an NMS event held at the Royal Concert Hall in front of more than 1,800 guests. Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Liaqat Ali, presented a certificate to representatives of the Champion schools/colleges.
We wanted to publicly acknowledge those that are going the extra mile to provide music educational opportunities for their pupils. We are proud of our work with local city schools, academies and colleges, and feel that it is important to recognise those who are helping students to engage with all aspects of the service.- NMS Business, Operations & Strategy Manager, Michael Aspinall
Nottingham College Music, Media and Performing Arts Coordinator, Andy Oakley, said: “We are delighted to receive the Music Hub Champion award in recognition of our commitment to providing the highest quality opportunities for music students across the city. Working with the Music Hub to host their Saturday Music School provision with our excellent rehearsal facilities has been very successful and we have been honoured to host their ‘Sing City’ and ‘Noise from the Next Generation’ competitions in our live venue.”