06 February 2019
King's-St George's Widening Participation in Music project wins prestigious King's Award
We are delighted to announce that the King’s–St George’s Widening Participation in Music project has won the prestigious 2018 King’s Award for Most Significant Commitment to Widening Participation and Social Mobility.
Originally spearheaded by Dr Katherine Schofield, Dr Esther Cavett, and local music director Mr Jonathan Pix, and since involving Prof Matthew Head and Dr Flora Willson, the King’s–St George’s project brings music coaching to children from state primary schools with a diverse ethnic profile in low income areas in the London Borough of Southwark.
King’s Music students teach theory, musical instruments and singing at St George-the-Martyr, Southwark, and the pupils come to King’s to give concerts, introducing them to the possibilities of music-making in higher education.The Award was received on behalf of the King’s–St George's team by Dr Katherine Schofield.