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SoundCity 2, our ‘festival in one night’

SoundCity 2, our ‘festival in one night’ at the Corn Exchange in March, brought together young people from across the city in a series of creative collaborations, from ‘punk to Bach to jazz to Irish folk to gospel’. Read more ...

SoundCity Partner spotlight: Brighton Festival & Dome

Brighton Festival & Dome prides itself on its partnerships: from Brazilian carnival artists to head teachers' organisations, from the babies in our foyer café bar to the over 80's at our Tea Dances - and one of the most valuable is with the Hub. Read more ...

Congratulations everyone: we won, for Hub Innovation!

We were proud to accept the ‘Hub Innovation Award’, part of the prestigious Music Teacher Awards at the Music Education Expo in London in February – beating four other hubs.  Read more ...

Meet your Youth Mayor: Hanna Ward-Penny

Our Youth Mayor is a member of Brighton Youth Orchestra and Brighton Youth String Ensemble; takes part in SoundCity:Speaks; and came to the SoundCity 2 event.  We couldn't ask for a better advocate. Read more ...

SoundCity online - your new website is now live!

It will be easier to find out about Hub news and activities, and to promote what you're doing as part of the Hub with our new SoundCity website. Read more ...


Auditions for advanced classical and jazz players

Annual auditions for Brighton & Hove Music & Arts' more advanced ensembles will take place in July.  To find out more about the Youth Philharmonic, Youth Concert Band, Youth Big Band and Youth Orchestra, visit the Groups page on our website.

Meeting, connecting, learning 

More than 120 music leaders – from school teachers to community musicians – explored ideas and techniques to help them in their work, at our recent Joint Practice Development Day. Read more ...


Students collaborate with top UK conservatoire

Brighton & Hove Music & Arts String Ensemble and local young dancers received rave reviews from judges at the regional final of the national Music for Youth Festival in March. Read more ...

Primary pupils encouraged to 'Get Into Music' 

Brighton & Hove Music & Arts will soon be encouraging thousands of primary school children to 'Get into Music' as part of the interactive recruitment drive led by young people. Read more ...


BYO Alumni - are you a Past Player in the BYO?

Are you a past player in the Brighton Youth Orchestra? Interested in meeting up with other players, sharing old photographs or helping current members of BYO reach their potential?  The BYO Alumni is coming soon.  Watch this space or email us to find out more.

Choir Leader wanted for Carousel 

Do you have the skills to support singers with a learning disability to develop their skills and bring their music to a new audience?  Carousel need a Choir Leader for their choir of 30 learning disabled singers. See their website.

Learn, make and perform music this summer!

Fancy learning to make and perform music, or developing your skills? Whatever you’re into - from music technology and animation to folk, musical theatre, pop, rock or classical – we have a summer school course for you! Read more ...


SoundCity:Speaks - have your say, and it's easier than ever

If you are, or you know, a young person who wants to have a say about music activities in Brighton & Hove, SoundCity: Speaks is for you. And it's easier than ever before, with our new online platform. Read more ...

Who are you
Sarah Leeves?


Brass teacher Sarah could hardly carry her euphomium, but was hooked from her very first band practice.  She tells us here about her love of Dvořák, and her favourite musical experiences. Read more ...

Young people take centre stage at
The Level

Brighton & Hove Music & Arts Jazz Band, Concert Band and Big Band will be performing at the official celebration of the opening of The Level, on Saturday 14 June, following its extensive renovation programme. Read more ...


Europe's leading new music festival 
The Great Escape

Europe's leading festival for new music takes place from 8-10 May. More than 300 acts in 34 venues, everything from rock and indie music to classical and big band. Visit The Great Escape website for more information.
Huge thanks to Clive Flint for all photographs with the exception of the music and dance collaboration - thanks to Alice Perrin at Trinity Laban.

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