About Changing Tracks & Music Services
Changing Tracks is a programme of peer support and learning for and with music services wanting to improve equality, diversity and inclusion. It is run by Hertfordshire Music Service and funded by Youth Music. It was previously called MusicNet East.
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We use research as a catalyst for development – meaning we fund music services to test approaches to inclusion, to learn from their successes and their challenges, and to share their learning with other music services.
We’re part of Hertfordshire Music Service, and one of the founders of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England – a growing network of organisations working together to:
promote equity in music education
support others to do the same through advocacy, CPD, resources, and strategic alliances.
We know that music-making is a strong contributor to young people’s personal and social development. But despite this, too many are missing out because of who they are, where they live, what they are going through, or the lack of diversity of opportunities.
Our work with music services helps them embed musically inclusive practice into their work, making sure young people’s music is HEARD:
the personal, social and emotional benefits of music drive our vision and mission
people facing the biggest barriers receive the most support
the work is designed in collaboration with the people it’s for
the people we work with as participants and colleagues reflect our diverse society
all musical genres, styles, and practices are valued equally