Supporting fresh thinking and practice in music as social action

Listening

We listen to practitioners and researchers to gather information about issues, needs, and advances in the field

Supporting

We support people doing bold work and connecting practice with research

Sharing

We share knowledge to help those pursuing music as social action around the world

Projects we support

CHISPAS MUSICALES ACADEMIA & PROFESSOR GUILLERMO ROSABAL-COTO

Resilience in times of social distancing: Discovering new paradigms of music education

SOUND CONNECTIONS & DR ANNA BULL

The Music Lab: How can music-making practices in Music Education Hubs in England incorporate youth voice?

SOUND SOCIETY & DR PHIL MULLEN

Reflecting difference: An enquiry into the fundamentals of inclusive music pedagogy across four countries in four continents

Latest blog posts

Fostering young voices for change
Musician and choral conductor/director Nicky Manlove on how to build positive and affirming relationships through ensemble music making. As told to Louise Godwin, 8 minute read = 1,750 words About Nicky Nicky Manlove (they/she) is the founding artistic director of THEM Youth Ensemble, an LGBTQ+ and allied youth chorus, and is …
Why the US election has made us hopeful about music as social action
2020 has felt, at times, like a challenging hike across rocky terrain. No sooner does a patch of sunlight illuminate the pathway ahead than it is obscured by a cloud of grim world news, and we descend, once again, into frustration and despair. It is easy to mistrust our memories of …

As growing numbers of organisations turn to music as a tool to engage with social agendas and issues, there is a pressing need to better understand how music as social action actually works.

Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet

2019 Agrigento survey of practitioners and researchers

Help us build the community

We’re actively building our network, so if you’re involved in music as social action as a practitioner or researcher and you’re interested in reflecting, learning, and sharing, please contact us – we’d love to hear from you.