About Changing Tracks & Music Services

Changing Tracks is a programme of 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.

We help music services to be more inclusive by providing a peer network facilitated by Music Mark, funding for action research, support and challenge, advice and resources.

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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:

  • Holistic

    the personal, social and emotional benefits of music drive our vision and mission

  • Equitable

    people facing the biggest barriers receive the most support

  • Authentic

    the work is designed in collaboration with the people it’s for

  • Representative

    the people we work with as participants and colleagues reflect our diverse society

  • Diverse

    all musical genres, styles, and practices are valued equally

HEARD Principles

Download and read our annual reviews:

Annual review 2019/20 – to follow in Autumn 2020

Annual review 2018/19