Classic FM Award Nomination - Cast Your Vote

The Classic FM 'Best Classical Music Education Initiative' Award winner will be decided by public vote. To cast your vote and to show your support for the ongoing work undertaken by Portsmouth Music Hub visit www.classicfm.com/music-news. The deadline for voting is Wednesday 30 November.

Classic FM and the Music Education Council have nominated Portsmouth Music Hub for 2 prestigious national awards which will be presented at the Music Teachers Awards for Excellence in February 2017. The Ceremony celebrates excellence in music and performing arts education.

Last year Portsmouth Music Hub won the Music Education Council's Major Award for Excellence. This year the Music Hub has been nominated again for its commitment to deliver musical and cultural opportunities to children in Portsmouth.

Classic FM has nominated Portsmouth Music Hub for its 'Live Music Portsmouth' campaign. The campaign aims to inspire young people to experience and enjoy classical music, and to expand their appreciation and participation as players and singers. In the past year more than 11,000 children have participated.

Portsmouth Music Hub was set up in 2011 and in the past 5 years it has collaborated with more than 50 partner organisations, including the Guildhall, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Marines Band Service, to develop young people's passion for music.

Sue Beckett, CEO of Portsmouth Music Hub said: "To be nominated for 2 important national awards is testimony to the hard work and dedication of the Hub team, local schools, partner organisations and parents. Working together we've been able to provide an open door for all young people in Portsmouth to experience a range of musical opportunities which we hope will lead to a life-long love of music.