Portsmouth Music Hub has been shortlisted for the prestigious Major Award by the National Music Education Council.
The annual Award celebrates the work of music education providers and 123 music hubs based around the country. This is the second consecutive year that Portsmouth Music Hub has been shortlisted, and in February 2016 the Hub won the Major Award for its outstanding creative work in the local community.
Sue Beckett, CEO of Portsmouth Music Hub said: “This is exciting news for Portsmouth Music Hub. After winning the Major Award last year we were delighted to be shortlisted again. It's thanks to the commitment and enthusiasm of the Hub’s dedicated team, our partner organisations, local schools and most of all the children and young people of Portsmouth that we’ve been shortlisted. It really shows that Portsmouth continues to make its mark in music, education and culture.”
Portsmouth Music Hub was set up in 2011 and over the past 5 years it has gained the support of more than 50 partner organisations, ranging from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to the Royal Marines Band Service, and this wide network includes dozens of local groups and music organisations.
Its mission, to bring creative and inspirational opportunities to play and perform for children and young people, and to help them develop a passion for music and culture, remains the guiding principle for the organisation.
The winner of the Major Award will be announced at the National Music Teacher Awards Ceremony in London in February 2017.