Portsmouth’s Music Hub have been awarded a national prize for music education.
The National Hub Innovation Award was presented to the hub team at a ceremony at the Barbican Centre in London earlier this week, recognising their innovative work delivering high quality regional music education services.
Beating 122 other Music Hubs across the UK, Portsmouth’s win is a significant achievement and a boon to the local area who have benefited from a wide range of excellent new musical opportunities for children and young in the city.
Speaking about the award, Sue Beckett, Director of Portsmouth Music Hub said:
“We are absolutely thrilled to receive this award. The Hub’s Partners are a fantastic team who are committed to supporting the Hub’s musical offer to children and young people across Portsmouth.”
Member of the young Musicians’ Council, Sophie Osborne, aged 14, said:
“I am really excited to hear about the Hub’s Award – the Hub is fantastic and we have so many amazing opportunities to do things we never dreamed of like, coaching younger students, conducting, helping at events – we think Portsmouth Music Hub is brilliant and it’s great that other people have decided this as well!”
David Courtney, manager Musicroom Portsmouth – a Portsmouth Music Hub partner – told the Musicroom blog:
“In winning the Innovation award ahead of 122 UK Hubs, the Portsmouth Music Hub has done incredibly well and certainly their pro activeness and diversity from the onset (nearly 2 years ago) has been a tremendous asset. In bringing together carefully selected musical organisations together under one umbrella, Portsmouth children have the very best Musical opportunities, enabling them to cultivate their talents together within a secure musical foundation.
As far as Musicroom is concerned, Portsmouth being a relatively new store in town are incredibly proactive when it comes to networking, building bridges and promoting between other organisations plus hosting events within the shop and the local community. The hub therefore makes perfect sense and we are proud to be a partner.”
Congratulations to the Portsmouth Music Hub team from everyone at Musicroom.com!
Visit the Portsmouth Music Hub website to find out more about the hub and its activities.