Partners and Funders
We are committed to working closely with and alongside other education providers to ensure a balanced and complementary range of opportunities across the city. We work strategically with Sheffield’s Music Hub and contribute to an Early Years Music Education strategy. We have now held two Early Years Music Education Conferences. We are part of local, regional, and national festivals and bodies that promote music education and the development of deep-rooted community engagement.
We maintain close links with both of the city's universities, especially with the arts-management and string-quartet MA courses at the University. Dr Stephanie Pitts of the University of Sheffield's Department of Music has recently led a two-year funded research project into our Music Box programme, and her article on our pioneering Soundplay project has just been published. Music in the Round is also the subject of PhD research by Lucy Dearn into 'Music and Place'. A second student is engaged in parallel research with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
We have close partnerships with music-education hubs in Barnsley, Doncaster, and Rotherham, and with darts and Cast in Doncaster. Across the country, we work with our touring venues to develop and sustain opportunities for visiting artists to run workshops, pre- and post-concert talks, Q&A sessions, and education projects.
Music in the Community is funded by a range of charitable trusts, private donations, and public funding. You can read more about this here.