We’re delighted to announce today that our new Head of Education will be Beatrice Hubble!
Beatrice has been been working in music education since graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music’s Performance Masters programme. She is a passionate advocate for the benefits of an high quality, accessible music education for all young people. She has worked as a musician and practitioner with many leading outreach charities including LIVE MUSIC NOW and the Amber Trust. Beatrice is the Music Leader for the National Open Youth Orchestra’s London branch and guest lectures on several higher education courses, including Sounds of Intent for University of Roehampton and London Music Masters.
As a musician, Beatrice performs regularly with reed trio, Trio Volant with whom she has commissioned several new works. She is a member of the Kaleidoscope Orchestra, an ensemble that bridges the gap between traditional orchestral performances and contemporary dance styles including dubstep and drum ‘n’ bass.
She comes to Sound and Music from Drake Music, where she was a Musical Inclusion Practitioner and Manager devising and running accessible education projects for disabled young people and staff training.
“I am so excited to be joining Sound and Music to continue and develop the amazing work this charity already contributes to music education!”
Susanna Eastburn, Chief Executive at Sound and Music, said:
“I am extremely excited to welcome Beatrice to the Sound and Music team as Head of Education. Beatrice brings both an exceptional range of experience, including work with Drake Music and the National Open Youth Orchestra, and the imagination and creativity to ensure that our work continues to evolve and grow. At a time when so many young people have been affected so badly by the pandemic, it feels more important than ever to be supporting and championing composing, in all its forms, as an essential part of every young person’s life.
However, this announcement is tinged with sadness as we also bid farewell to Judith Robinson, who has done an outstanding job creating and nurturing our education programme over the last 13 years. Thank you, Judith, for all that you have contributed to our organisation, for all the young people and educators you have supported – you will be greatly missed and we wish you luck in your future endeavours.
We look forward to this next stage and hope you continue to follow and champion our essential education work.”