Classical music isn’t just a dead white male thing

Our Hidden Histories project led by Lavender Rodriguez has been featured by BBC Radio 3 Music Matters (in at 17m20s), Music Teacher Magazine and The Voice.

This is the second time we have run this project which focuses on Black and underrepresented composers to inspire the next generation.

Our head of Community, Lizzie Hoskin, had this to say about the project :

“We’ve loved running our Hidden Histories project. It’s our second year of the project, working first with composer James B Wilson and now Lavender Rodriguez.

Diversity is a huge barrier to overcome in classical music, especially when it comes to the school curriculum, The fact that we can actually help influence what’s happening in schools (and pupils) in our local area is amazing! By broadening the influences and knowledge base of the next generation of potential composers, we hope that we are actively addressing the diversity issue for the better.”

Thanks so much to Edsential for their support for this project as well as all the participating schools!

Listen to BBC Radio 3 Music Matters (17m20s) >

Read The Voice article >

Read Music Teacher Magazine article>

Find out more about the last Hidden Histories Project >

Find out more about our Community work >

Watch a short video about the latest Hidden Histories project
Hidden Histories in The Voice
Lavender and the pupils from Upton-by-Chester High School

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