New music resource for Bristol backed by Aardman

Before half term we launched a unique resource to support music education and development in local schools at a special event dedicated to teachers and industry professionals.

As the music education hub for the city, we currently provide music tuition and workshops in 91% of Bristol’s primary schools.  In partnership with industry experts we have developed a new Secondary School Music Curriculum which launches this week, as well as the third phase of our award winning Primary Music Curriculum and a pioneering primary school programme that provides sixty seconds of sounds from around the city each day to encourage creative listening.

The new Secondary Music Curriculum provides innovative schemes of work including a specialist film composition unit created with Aardman and a classical composition module by well-known Bristol based composer Richard Barnard. Later this year Bristol Plays Music aims to launch further schemes of work on minimalism, jazz and blues and a comprehensive range of GCSE music listening exercises.

The third phase of our award winning Primary School Music Curriculum: Get on Board focusses on pitch and chronology and is a range of lesson plans, video and audio resources available for all primary schools to download for free.

Visit our teach section to find out more about the new music curriculum for Bristol.