Essex Music Hub

Essex Music Hub is a partnership of organisations which support and provide access to high quality music making for young people across Essex.  We are funded by the Department of Education; our grant is administered by Arts Council England to create more opportunities for children and young people to get involved in music. 

Our Vision 

  • Our provision is inclusive with no barriers to engagement, promoting equity of access to all. 
  • All young people aged 0-21 experience high quality music. 
  • Educational settings in Essex provide a high-quality music education which includes progression, transition between phases and effective collaboration. 
  • Young people can access a set of broad, rich and diverse opportunities in order to progress through their musical journey. 
  • Music education in Essex is integrated into the wider cultural education provision through collaboration and partnership. 

Our Mission 

  • Essex Music Hub aims to provide high-quality, diverse, sustainable music education opportunities for all children and young people. 
  • We strive to ensure that opportunities are available regardless of a child/young person’s background or circumstances and that those reaping the benefits represent the varied demographic of the county we serve. 
  • Our provision will cover a broad range of genres, be inclusive, progressive and challenging while being enjoyable. 
  • Ensure music education fosters lifelong skills and a passion for music within children and young people, as well as contributing to raised ambitions and standards in other educational areas while developing expressive and inter-personal skills. 

Essex Music Service – Lead Organisation in Essex Music Hub 

Essex Music Service promotes high quality music education across Essex schools both within the curriculum and through instrument and vocal teaching. We offer a range of services supporting schools to deliver high quality teaching and learning, as required as Lead Organisation of Essex Music Hub. 

For more information and details of our services for schools, please download our 2023-24 brochure.

Stay in touch with the latest news and support from Essex Music Hub via our newsletters and our termly online music network meetings. 

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Essex Music Hub events

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Writing your School Music Development Plan


Monday 29 April 2024

09:00 - 15:30

Saffron Walden County High School, CB11 4UH


This session is for Music leaders and senior leaders in school to support the writing of a School Music Development Plan. Time will be given during the day to draft a plan with support from primary and secondary music education specialists.

There is no cost to attend this event.

Amplify - Schools Music Curriculum Conference

Working together for more music for young people

Monday 24 June 2024

09:00 - 15:30

Hylands House, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ



Curriculum conference with keynote speakers and specialists in Primary, Secondary and SEND curriculum music.

£50 for teachers in Essex, Thurrock and Southend DfE-funded schools. £140 for all others.

Starting an Orchestra – Essex Music Hub Case Study

Starting an Orchestra – Essex Music Hub Case Study Students at Mark Hall Academy recently took part in an exciting new project with London Musical Theatre Orchestra (LMTO). Longstanding partners of Essex Music Service, Orchestras Live, introduced the LMTO ‘Upbeat’ programme, which works with early-stage musicians at secondary level, giving young singer…