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We are the Champions

There are more than 260 Champions supporting the project locally

If you're an educator working with students aged between 7-14 and want to get started working with the Ten Pieces then look no further. Here you will find contacts for your local Champions who can help you get inspired.

The Champions include music education hubs, music services, orchestras, music, dance and arts organisations.

If you're a teacher and educator looking for musical CPD training, get in touch and we'll recommend a contact in your area.

What is a Champion?

Ten Pieces Champions are Music Education Hubs, Music Services, orchestras, film, dance and other arts organisations from across the UK working in collaboration with the BBC to introduce classical music to the next generation. They have signed up to Champion the project and work together on delivering music and arts education to every young person throughout the nations and regions.

What do they do?

Champions work in schools and local communities to build on the children’s interest and excitement stimulated by the introductory Ten Pieces film. Many music and arts organisations have been introducing Ten Pieces into their educational activities and supporting schools to get creative with classical music. Here’s how the Champions support the project:

• Facilitate special free screenings of the spectacular Ten Pieces film in art venues (free DVD and screening form available on request)
• Train teachers how to develop creative and composition work
• Create music-making workshops for schools inspired by one or all of the Ten Pieces
• Use the repertoire as a stimulus for whole class instrument tuition and singing sessions
• Make Ten Pieces the focus of ensemble work (vocal and orchestral)
• Work with school orchestras to perform Ten Pieces concerts and introducing children to orchestral instruments
• Link Local art, film and dance organisations with schools to create a Ten Pieces themed project or event
• Organise amateur and professional orchestra concerts featuring Ten Pieces to provide a live experience for children

You can also find out more about some of the events and activities Champions are hosting by reading the Champions Blog.

I’m a school - how can I get involved?

Specialist and non-specialist teachers alike can get involved as there are a wide variety of Champions all over the UK ready and waiting to support the work that you do in and out of the classroom. We're delighted to have so many organisations coming up with great ideas to motivate young people using the two selections of ten pieces of classical music with your students aged 7-11 or 10-14.

Find your nearest Champion

Here are the Ten Pieces Champions from across the UK:


Arts Award, U.K - Contact: Kate Attard (Sector Support Manager) - Email:

Beat Goes On, U.K. - Contact: Ollie Tunmer (Artistic Director) - Email:

Charanga, England - Contact: Mark Burke (Director) - Email:

Live Music Now, U.K. - Contact: Karen Irwin (Strategic Director, Special Educational Needs) - Email:

Musical Futures, U.K - Contact: Fran Hannan (Head of Strategic Partnerships) - Email:

Music Education Solutions - Contact: Elizabeth Stafford (Director) - Email:

National Children's Orchestras of Great Britain (NCO) - Contact: Catherine Arlidge (Artistic Director) - Email:

Ocarina Workshop, U.K. - Contact: David Liggins (Director) - Email:

Orchestras for All, U.K. - Contact: Marianna Hay (Chief Executive and Artistic Director) - Email:

Orchestras Live, England - Contact: Stuart Bruce (Partnership manager) Email:

Sing Up, U.K. - Contact: Mia Vigar (Marketing) Email:

The Rig, England - Contact: Amy Kelly (Director/Workshop Leader) - Email:

The Sixteen - Contact: Sarah Rennix (Education Manager) - Email:

Westminster Music Library, U.K. for hire of orchestral / performance sets - Contact: Ruth Walters (Music Services Co-ordinator) - Email:


Argyll and Bute Council - Contact: Kathryn Wilkie (YMI Lead Contact) - Email:

ATLAS Arts, Skye and Lochalsh - Contact: Shona Cameron (Producer) - Email:

Big Noise Raploch, Stirling - Contact: Peter Nicholson (Team Leader) - Email:

Children's Classic Concerts - Contact: Pippa Barnwell (Company Manager) Email:

City of Edinburgh Council - Contact: Martin Hutchison (Youth Music Initiative Coordinator) - Email:

Dance House Glasgow - Contact: Lottie Barker (Programme Co-ordinator) - Email:

Drake Music Scotland - Contact: Emma Lines (Programme Manager) - Email:

Dumfries and Galloway Council - Contact: Kathleen Picken (Primary Music Development Officer) - Email:

East Ayrshire Council - Contact: Julie Carrie (YMI Coordinator) Email:

East Renfrewshire Council - Contact: Linda Fenn (Co ordinator – Music Centre and Instrumental Music Service) - Email:

Edinburgh College - Contact: Hilary Saunders (Curriculum Manager, Music and Sound Production) - Email:

Edinburgh University Music Society - Contact: Amanda MacLeod (President) - Email:

Falkirk Council - Contact: Gayle Martin (Cultural Coordinator) - Email:

Glasgow CREATE - Contact: Pamela Black (Education Officer for Instrumental Music) Email:

Kircaldy Orchestral Society, Fife's Community Orchestra - Contact: Graeme Wilson (Music Director and Conductor) Email:

Live Music Now Scotland- Contact: Carol Main (Director) - Email:

Midlothian Council - Contact: Joanne Thomson (Dance Development Officer) - Email:

National Youth Orchestras of Scotland - Contact: Amy Cutler (Orchestral Ensembles Manager) Email:

North Ayrshire Council - Contact: Mae Murray (Music Service Co-ordinator) - Email:

Perth and Kinross Council - Contact: Fiona Ballantine (PT Expressive Arts) - Email:

Renfrewshire Arts and Museums - Contact: Christine Martin - Email:

Renfrewshire Council - Contact: James Cunningham (Music Co-ordinator) - Email:

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow - Contact: Kirsten Hunter (Artistic Planning Manger) - Email:

Scottish Association for Music Education (SAME) - Contact: Graeme Wilson (Secretary) - Email:

Scottish Borders Council - Contact: Catherine Thomson (Senior Lead Officer Expressive Arts) - Email:

Shetland Community Orchestra - Contact: Sioban Tekcan (School/Orchestra liaison) - Email:

South Ayrshire Council - Contact: Shonagh Stevenson (PT of Instrumental Services) - Email:

University of Aberdeen - Contact: Pauline Black (Programme Director) - Email:

WHALE Arts, Edinburgh - Contact: Kate Griffin (Arts Development Officer) - Email:


Arts Connection - Cyswllt Celf, North Powys, Wrexham and the border communities- Contact: Mick Clifton (Project Officer) - Email:

Ballet Cymru, Newport - Contact: Amy Doughty (Assistant Artistic Director) - Email:

Caerphilly Music Service - Contact: Julie Walker (Interim Head of Service) - Email:

Cardiff Music Development Service - Contact: Emma Coulthard (Head of Music Development) - Email:

Conwy Expressive Arts and Music Service - Contact: Julie Meehan (Expressive Arts Adviser) - Email:

Gwasanaeth Ysgolion William Mathias, Gwynedd and Anglesey- Contact: Sion Gwilym (Project Development) - Email:

Gwent Music - Contact: Emma Archer (Business Development and Continuity Manager) - Email:

Music Service for Flintshire - Contact: Aled Marshman (Manager of Music Service) - Email:

Music for Life - Contact: Ashley Thompson (Special Projects Manager) - Email:

Pembrokeshire Music Service - Contact: Ben Field (Head of Service) - Email:

Rhondda Cynon Taf Music Service - All Wales Music Service Group - Contact: Mark Wells (Senior Tutor/Organiser) - Email:

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff - Contact: Kevin Price (Head of Music Performance) - Email:

Taliesin Arts Centre , Swansea - Contact: Derek Cobley (Education and Community Facilitator) - Email:

Theatre Hafren, Powys - Contact: Melanie Pettit (Theatre Co-ordinator) - Email:

Welsh National Opera, Cardiff - Contact: Imogen Llewllyn (Youth and Community Administrator) - Email:

Wrexham Music Service - Contact: Dave Thomas (Head of Service) - Email:

Young Music Makers of Dyfed Programme - Contact: Cathy Morris (Administrator) - Email:

N. Ireland

Children's Music Academy, Belfast - Contact: Paul Olphert (Owner) - Email:

Education Authority (EA), Western Region, Music Service - Contact: Claire Cunningham Email:

Drake Music NI - Contact: Michelle McCormack (CEO) - Email:

Island Arts Centre, Lisburn - Contact: Susannah McKenna (Acting Arts Information and Education Officer) Email:

Junior Academy of Music, Belfast - Contact: Juliana Licinic van Walstijn (Music co-ordinator) - Email:

Moving On Music - Contact: Paula Kiernan (Touring and Outreach officer) - Email:

Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast - Contact: Charlotte Dryden (Project Manager) - Email:

Ulster Orchestra - Contact: Lucy McCullagh (Learning and Community Engagement Director) - Email:

England: North East

The Customs House, South Shields - Contact: Fiona Kelly (Cultural Development Officer) - Email:

Durham Music Service - Contact: Shaune Eland (Assistant Head Area Manager) - Email:

Gateshead and South Tyneside Music Education Hub - Contact: Henry Edwards (Manager) - Email:

Middlesbrough Town Hall - Contact: Rebecca Johnson (Freelance Project Manager for Learning and Participation) - Email:

Music Partnership North - Newcastle - Contact: Georgina Biddle (Acting Head of Service) - Email:

Music Partnership North - Northumberland - Contact: Jacky Craig(Acting Lead Officer) - Email:

Northern Chords Festival/Northern Chords Education, Newcastle - Contact: Jonathan - Email:

North Tyneside Music Service - Contact: Julie Dorr (Curriculum Support Advisor) - Email:

Sage Gateshead - Contact: Chrissie Slater (Leads Royal Northern Sinfonia’s education work) - Email:

Sunderland Music Hub - Contact: Rebecca Pedlow (Music Education Hub Manager) - Email:

Tees Valley Music Service - Contact: Susan Robertson (Manager) - Email:

England: North West

Accent Music Education Hub, Warrington - Contact: Janice Pounds (Arts Advisor) - Email:

Blackburn with Darwen Music Education Hub - Contact: Angela Ball (Deputy Hub Leader) - Email:

Blackpool Music Education Hub - Contact: Andrew White (Music Adviser and Head of Service) - Email:

Bolton Music Service - Contact: Stuart Hazelton (Assistant Head of Service and Hub leader) - Email:

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester - Contact: Paula Wilson (Learning and Participation Manager) - Email:

Brighter Sound, Manchester - Contact: Tim Chatterton (Creative Learning Manager) - Email:

Bury Music Service - Contact: Gemma Price (Head of Service) - Email:

Cumbria Music Education Hub - Contact: Simon Yeo (Manager of Cumbria Music Service) - Email:

Curious Minds (regional Bridge Organisation) - Contact: Louise Hesketh (Partnership and Place Manager) - Email:

Drake Music (North West) - Contact: Tom McGrath (Programme Manager)

Hallé Orchestra - Contact: Steve Pickett (Education Director) - Email:

Knowsley Music Education Hub - Contact: Denise Ireland (Head of Music and Performing Arts) - Email:

Lancashire Music Service - Contact: Ben Rapp (Regional Manager) - Email:

Liverpool Music Education Hub 'Resonate' - Contact: Mel Burton (Deputy Head of Service) - Email:

Love Music Trust, Sandbach / Cheshire East- Contact: Iain McKnight (Assistant Director) - Email:

Manchester Camerata - Contact: Lucy Geddes (Head of Learning and Participation) - Email:

Manchester Central Library - Henry Watson Music Library - Contact: Ros Edwards (Service Development Co-ordinator Henry Watson Music library) Email:

Merseyside Dance Initiative - Contact: Rachel Rogers (Project Development manager) - Email:

More Music, working throughout Lancashire and the North West- Contact: Darren Leadsom (Music Inclusion and Education Manager) - Email:

Oldham Music Service - Contact: Elizabeth Brocklehurst (Subject Leader Curriculum Music) – Email:

One Education/Manchester Youth Music Hub - Contact: Lindsay Thomas (Head of Service) - Email:

QLP Partners, Cheshire West and Chester - Contact: Cate Madden (Deputy Director of Music Service, Primary Music Adviser) - Email:

Rochdale Music Service - Contact: Liz Jacobs (Project Manager) - Email:

Rosehill Theatre, Cumbria - Contact: Anne Timpson (Manager- Audience Development and Participation) - Email:

Salford Mapas - Contact: Richard Milton (Head of Service) - Email:

Sefton Music Education Hub - Contact: Chris Lennie (Hub Lead and Head of Music Service) - Email:

St. Helens Council Arts Service - Contact: Jeremy Sleith (Head of Service) - Email:

Stockport Music Service - Contact: Craig Eastwood (Head of Music Service) - Email:

Tameside Council Cultural Services - Contact: Tracy Webster (Education Manager Cultural Services) – Email:

Tameside Music Service - Contact: Chris Jolly (Head of Service) - Email:

The British & International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech - Contact: Claire Lloyd (General Manager) - Email:

Trafford Music Service - Contact: Kate Shipway (Vocal Tutor) - Email:

Wigan Music Service - Contact: Carmel Loughney (Curriculum Leader) - Email:

England: Yorkshire and the Humber

ArtForms, Leeds Music Education Partnership - Contact: Stephen Wild (Head of Music Hub) - Email:

Artlink Centre for Community Arts, Hull - Contact: Jemma Brown (Creative Producer) - Email:

Barnsley Music Education Hub - Contact: John Ingman (Service Development Officer (Projects and Partnerships) - Email:

Bradford Music Education Hub - Contact: Tony Johnson (Head of Service) - Email:

Boroughbridge, Easingwold, Ripon and Thirsk Music Network - Contact: Jessica Hayne (Coordinator) - Email:

Calderdale Music Hub - Contact: Kevin Rivett (Head of Service) - Email:

Doncaster Music Education Hub - Contact: Paul Davies (Music Hub Manager) - Email:

East Riding of Yorkshire Music Education Hub - Contact: Peter Walker (Acting Head of Service) - Email:

Hull Music Service - Contact: Tom Lawrence - Email:

IVE - Bridge Organisation for Yorkshire and Humber - Contact: Sarah Mumford (Cultural Education Director) - Email:

Kirklees Music School - Contact: Thom Meredith (Principal) - Email:

Leeds College of Music - Junior LCoM - Contact: Karen Gourlay (Head of Junior LCoM) Email:

Music In The Round, Sheffield - Contact: Polly Ives (Creative Producer) Email:

National Centre for Early Music, York - Contact: Emily Crossland (Education Development Manager) Email:

North East Lincolnshire Music Education Hub - Contact: Susan Baker (Head of Music and Performing Arts Service) - Email:

North Lincolnshire Music Education Hub - Contact: Erica Hardy (Music Education and Arts Hub Coordinator) - Email:

North Yorkshire County Music Service - Contact: Emma Calvert (Assistant Head) - Email:

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Children and Young People's Services - Contact: Fiona Radford (SES Business Manager) - Email:

Sheffield Music Hub - Contact: Robin McEwan (Senior Manager) - Email:

Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra - Contact: Chris Woodhead (Secretary) - Email:

Wakefield Music Service - Contact: Phil Needham (Principal) - Email:

York Music Hub - Contact: Tim Brooks (Strategic Manager) - Email:

England: East Midlands

Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership - Contact: Vicki Brown (Curriculum Consultant) - Email:

Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service - Contact: Sarah Share (Strategy Development Manager) - Email:

Lincolnshire Music Service - Contact: Jennifer McKie (senior Music Advisor) - Email:

Music For Everyone, Nottingham - Contact: Angela Kay (Artistic Director) Email:

Northamptonshire Music Education Hub - Contact: Peter Smalley (Chief Exec) - Email:

Nottingham Music Hub - Contact: Ian Burton (CEO) - Email:

People Express, Derbyshire - Contact: Hema Mistry (Project Manager) - Email:

Sinfonia Viva, Derby - Contact: Peter Helps (Chief Executive) - Email:

The Mighty Creatives, Bridge Organisation for the East Midlands - Contact: Rosanna Cant (Communications Manager) - Email:

England: West Midlands

ABF Music, Herefordshire - Contact: Hannah West (Partner and music educator) - Email:

Arts Connect, Bridge Organisation for the West Midlands - Contact: Rebecca Brookes (Programme Developer Education) - Email:

Birmingham Conservatoire - Contact: Richard Shrewsbury (Head of Learning and Participation) Email:

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group - Contact: Jakob Grubbström (Learning Coordinator) - Email:

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Contact: Lucy Galliard (Director, Learning & Engagement) - Email:

Coventry Music Education Hub - Contact: Mark Steele (Coventry Music Lead) - Email:

Dudley Music Education Hub - Contact: Chris Jones (Head of Service) - Email:

Ex Cathedra, Birmingham - Contact: Rebecca Ledgard (Director of Education) - Email:

Herefordshire Computing Support - Contact: Mark Sanderson (Senior Computing Consultant) -

In Harmony Telford and Stoke - Contact: Jeremy Clay Email:

The OHMI Trust - Contact: Rachel Wolffsohn (General Manager) Email:

Orchestra of the Swan, Stratford-Upon-Avon - Contact: Sue Pope (Learning & Participation Manager) - Email:

Sandwell Music Education Hub (SIPS) - Contact: Tanya Derham (Senior Manager) - Email:

Services For Education (Birmingham) - Contact: Paul Douglas (Assistant Head of Music Service, Head of Ensembles) - Email:

Shropshire Music Education Partnership - Contact: Sam Newth (Assistant Manager) - Email:

Solihull Music Service - Contact: Richard Jones (Assistant Head of Service) – Email:

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Music Education Partnership - Contact: Lisa Wilson (Teaching and Learning Leader) - Email:

The Stringcredibles, Birmingham - Contact: Cath Arlidge - Email:

University of Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra - Contact: Louise Jones (Orchestral Projects and Planning Officer) Email:

Walsall Music Education Hub - Contact: Deborah Whitehouse - Email:

Warwickshire Music Education Hub - Contact: Jeremy Dibb - Email:

Wolverhampton Music Education Hub - Contact: Chris Norton (Head of Music Service) - Email:

Worcestershire Music Education Hub - Contact: Ian Hattersley (Music Education Leader, North Worcestershire) - Email:

England: East of England

Aldeburgh Music, Suffolk - Contact: Karen Dickman (Education Officer) – Email:

Music for Bedford Borough - Contact:

Cambridgeshire County Council (Cambridgeshire Music) - Contact: Lin Hetherington (Programme Manager for Music Hub) - Email:

Essex Music Education Hub - Contact: Peter Lovell (Schools Curriculum Standards and Development Lead Officer) - Email:

Hertfordshire Music Service - Contact: James Dickinson (Head of Service) - Email:

Inspiring Music, Bedfordshire - Contact: Charlotte Payne (Acting Music Director) - Email:

Laboratory Media Education Ltd. - Contact: Steven Copley (Director) - Email:

Luton Music Services - Contact: Kerry Watson (Head of Service) - Email:

Norfolk Music Service - Contact: Alison Corfield (Senior Manager, Music Service) - Email:

Peterborough Music Partnership - Contact: Lisa Roberts (Hub Lead) – Email:

Royal Opera House, Bridge Organisation for the East - Contact: Kim Waldock (General Manager, Learning and Participation) - Email:

Sistema in Norwich - Contact: Marcus Patteson (Director) - Email:

Music on Sea - Southend - Contact: Andrew Withams (Head of Service) Email:

Suffolk County Music Hub - Contact: Marion Hinds (Acting Head of Service) - Email:

England: London

Apollo Music Projects - Contact: David Chernaik (Chief Executive and Programme Director) - Email:

Arcola Theatre, Hackney - Contact: Bec Martin-Williams (Participation Manager) - Email:

Arts First CIC (Islington) - Contact: Len Cunningham (Director) - Email:

Barnet Education Arts Trust - Contact: Sharon Broughall (Director of Learning and Participation) - Email:

Barking and Dagenham Community Music Service - Contact: Jo Milne (Primary Music Advisor) - Email:

Bexley Music Service, Bird College - Contact: Andrew Raybould (Schools Manager) - Email:

Brent Music Service - Contact: Eric Angus (Deputy Head of Service) - Email:

Bromley Youth Music Trust - Contact: Jessica Rabin (Primary Advisory Teacher) - Email:

Camden Music Service - Contact: Sheena Masson (Primary Music Co-ordinator) - Email:

City of London Sinfonia - Contact: Julia Roderick (Education Manager) - Email:

Croydon Music and Arts - Contact: Isabel Bianchini (Administration Officer) - Email:

Drake Music - Contact: Tom McGrath (Programme Manager) - Email:

Ealing Music Service - Contact: Yogesh Dattani (Head of Ealing Music Partnership) - Email:

Hackney Music Service - Contact: Xanthe Sarr (Schools Curriculum Music Co-ordinator) - Email:

Handel House Museum, Mayfair - Contact: Claire Davies (Learning and events officer) - Email:

Haringey Music & Perf. Arts Centre - Contact: Peter Desmond (Head of Service) - Email:

Havering Music School - Contact: Karen Tweddle (Manager) - Email:

Hillingdon Music Hub - Contact: Tim Saward (Business Manager) - Email:

Hounslow Music Service - Contact: Sandra McGurk (Business Support Officer) - Email:

Lewisham Music - Contact: Sarah Plummer (Music Hub staff) - Email:

Enfield Music Service - Contact: Nick Skinner (Head of Service) - Email:

Kingston Music Service - Contact: Sarah Lee (Head of Service) - Email:

Merton Music Foundation - Contact: Jackie Schneider (Curriculum Lead) - Email:

Newham Music Trust - Contact: Julie Sharpe (Manager for Teaching and Learning) Email:

Pro Music: London - Contact: Josh Brandler (Program Co-ordinator) - Email:

Redbridge Music Service - Contact: Aileen Douthwaite (Head of Curriculum and Vocal Support) - Email:

Richmond Music Trust - Contact: Sheila Johnson (Curriculum Director) - Email:

Royal Academy of Music - Contact: Julian West (Head of Open Academy) Email:

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Contact: Ruth Currie (Head of Community and Education) Email:

Southwark Music Service - Contact: Jo Fitzmaurice (Assistant Head of Service) - Email:

Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service (THAMES) - Contact: Karen Brock (Head of Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service) - Email:

Tri-borough Music Hub - Email the team:

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance - Contact: Tabby Estell (Head of Junior Trinity) - Email:

Waltham Forest Music Service - Contact: Helen Mason (Head of Performing Arts) - Email:

Wandsworth Schools Music Service - Contact: Dan White (Assistant Head of Service) - Email:

Young Music Makers, North London - Contact: Becky McChrystal (Administrator) - Email:

England: South East

Artswork, Bridge organisation for the South East - Contact: Abi Barrington (Communications Officer) - Email:

Berkshire Maestros - Contact: Lynne Ellis (CEO) - Email:

Brighton and Hove - Sound City - Contact: Mike Johnson (Instrumental and Vocal Programmes Manager) - Email:

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra - Contact: Catherine Stead (General Administrator) - Email:

East Sussex Music Education Hub - Contact: Jane Humberstone (Curriculum Development Manager) - Email:

Ensemble Reza, Sussex and across the South East- Contact: Hannah Carter (Managing Director) - Email:

Isle of Wight Music Education Hub - Contact: Zoe Hunting (Lead) - Email:

Kent Music - Contact: Carrie Baines (Education Manager, Schools) - Email:

Kent Music regional contacts:

Dartford, Swale and GraveshamContact: Lucy Duff (Area Leader) – Email:

Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone and Sevenoaks – Contact: Ellen Reynolds (Area Leader) – Email:

Dover, Shepway and Ashford - Contact: Mark Mortimer (Area Leader) – Email:

Canterbury, Thanet and Tonbridge and Malling – Contact: Mark Smith (Area Leader) – Email:

Kidenza, Classic concert for kids - Contact: Claire Lambert (MD) - Email:

Musicate - The Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Slough Music Education Hub Alliance - Contact: Glyn Murphy (Curriculum Manager) - Email:

Oxfordshire County Music Service - Contact: Jonathan Cox (Senior Manager) - Email:

Revelation St Mary's, music and arts venue Ashford- Contact: Matthew Sharp (Creative Director) - Email:

Roman River Music, festival concerts, Essex - Email:

Surrey Music Hub - Contact: Alex Bondonno (Teaching and learning manager) - Email:

University of Surrey - Contact: Pippa Cleary (Arts Manager) - Email:

Wantage Orchestra, Oxfordshire - Contact: Christopher Fletcher-Campbell (Conductor) - Email:

West Sussex Music - Contact: Alison Sutton (Assistant Head) - Email:

England: South West

Bath & North East Somerset Music Hub - Contact: Rainer Dolz (Manager of Music/Hub Lead) - Email:

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Contact: Lisa Tregale (Head of Participation) - Email:

Bristol Music Hub - 'Bristol Plays Music' - Contact: Chris Green (Education Programme Co-ordinator – Schools) - Email:

Bristol Sings - Contact: Ben England (Vocal and Instrumental Strategy Manager) Email:

Cheltenham Festivals - Contact: Philippa Claridge (Education Manager) - Email:

Community Lynx, Okehampton - Contact: Heather Parks (Business Support) - Email:

Cornwall Music Education Hub - Contact: Tanya Moore (Hub Manager and Development Manager) - Email:

Cornwall Youth Orchestra - Contact: Tim Boulton (Director) - Email:

d.@rt Centre, arts centre, Southampton - Contact: Alison Neasom (Senior Lead Practitioner for Community and Arts Specialisms) - Email:

Devon Music Education Hub - Contact: Ken Parr (Head of Devon LDP Music Service and DMEH Lead) - Email:

Devon Youth Symphony and Concert Orchestras - Contact: Paul Painter (Musical Director and Conductor) - Email:

Dorset Music Service - Contact: Nichola Gunn (Service Manager) - Email:

Drake Music (South West) - Contact: Tom McGrath (Programme Manager) Email:

Gloucestershire Music Service - Contact: Steve Legge (Head of Gloucestershire Music Service) – Email:

Hampshire Music Service - Contact: Sian Buckley (Leading Professional) - Email:

North Somerset Music Service - Contact: Mark Trego (Music Service Manager) - Email:

Plymouth Youth Music Service - Contact: Jessica Rowe (Primary Music Consultant) - Email:

Portsmouth Music Hub - Contact: Kate Barrett (Music Teacher) - Email:

Showcase Performance Company, Southampton - Contact: Alex Pope (Founder) - Email:

SoundStorm, lead partner of the Bournemouth and Poole Music Education Hub - Contact: Michael Armstrong (SoundStorm Manager) Email:

Southampton Music Hub - Contact: Zoe Hunting (Learning Leader) - Email:

South Gloucestershire Music Education Hub - Contact: Richard Jones (Music and Arts Strategy Manager) - Email:

Swindon Music Education Partnership 'Make Music Swindon' - Contact: Dougall Prophet (Assistant Delivery Manager) Email:

Thornbury Area Music Trust - Contact: Vicky Jones (Marketing officer) - Email:

Torbay Music Services - Contact: Annabelle Knowles (Music Development Coordinator/Music Hub Lead) - Email:

Wells Cathedral School - Contact: Bill Lloyd (Creative Programmer and Director of Cedars Hall) - Email:

Wiltshire Music Service - Contact: Nick Howdle (Head of Service) - Email:

Channel Islands

Jersey Music Service - Contact: Dr Graham Cox (Head of Service) - Email:

Music in Action - Contact: James Mews (Chairman) - Email:

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Steve Pickett, Education Director, HALLÉ Orchestra

"The Hallé very much values its role as a Ten Pieces Champion. For us this whole project has been simply magnificent. We’ve had over 18,000 pupils play ‘Mambo’ with us and in our creative programme, many hundreds of Greater Manchester school children have had the opportunity to create their own versions of BBC Ten Pieces repertoire working alongside our musicians and other associated arts practitioners."

Jane Humberstone, Curriculum Development Manager, East Sussex Music

"BBC Ten Pieces has enabled East Sussex Music Education Hub to reach out to schools, children and parents in new and innovative ways. It's been easy to embed in our professional development training, workshops for children and our concerts. Engaging people with classical music changes aspirations. Having the BBC back up our aims has enabled us to have a real impact on the lives of children from challenging circumstances, it's touched their parents and inspired their teachers."

Dave Lowe, Head of Music, Manor CE Academy, York

"It has been a real privilege to be involved with Ten Pieces Champion NCEM this year. Our 'Musical Inventions' project significantly enhanced the musical learning of our Year 9 GCSE Music students. The initiative has inspired every one of our students, no matter their musical or academic ability, to immerse themselves fully in exploring and developing great new music. As a result of this collaboration the outcomes were stunning and the experience has inspired these young people to invest even more time in their musical development."

Other partners

Stakeholder partners and the Ten Pieces Ambassadors are also supporting the project: