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PODCAST [40] Evidencing music education’s impact using local authority & music service data, with James Dickinson, Head of Hull Music Service and hub lead

James Dickinson

In this episode, Anita Holford talks with James Dickinson, head of Hull Music Service, which is part of the local authority and also lead for the new music education hub covering Hull, East Riding, north and northeast Lincolnshire. They discuss how the music service is partnering with the local authority to use data to explore the impact of music on attainment. They also discuss how the service is using an annual impact report to engage partners, supporters and staff with the bigger picture around their value and impact.

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PODCAST [39] Music, positive youth development, and academic partnerships, with Professor Beatriz Ilari, University of Southern California

White woman with long dark hair, beside the caption: Beatriz Ilari Centre for Music, Brain and Society, University of Southern California

Anita Holford talks with Beatriz Ilari, a Professor at the Centre for Music, Brain and Society at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. They talk about a 10-year study looking at the impact of music and sports programmes for young people; and a short study using an evaluation method and approach to teaching called Positive Youth Development. They also discuss how academic researchers and music educators might connect to work in partnership.

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PODCAST [38] A new music and leadership course driven by young people’s musical passions, with James McPherson

Man with short brown hair, large glasses and a white shirt. Description in lettering to the left: James McPherson, Music Leaders UK, The Music Works

Anita talks with James McPherson, Managing Director Music Leaders UK, a new music course and award for secondary school age students. The downturn in numbers of young people pursuing music in schools and other settings is a worrying trend, particularly in the UK. The award aims to address this, by acknowledging learners’ own musical passions and interests while also developing their interpersonal and leadership skills.

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