Academics and students of the Music Faculty lead a range of music outreach projects every year. 

If you are a prospective applicant, or are supporting a prospective applicant, and would like to know more about our widening participation initiatives, see Increasing Access.

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Undergraduate students have the choice to take the Music in the Community paper in second and third year.* This involves studying the theory of music in the community, and then actively participating in community based music outreach projects, often with charity partners. In recent years, a few of the projects have included: prison singing workshops (Sing Inside); song-writing projects with people living with dementia (Turtle Key Arts); inclusive virtual choirs (Soundabout); and composing projects with primary school children (Music at Oxford). 

*paper availability varies each year depending on the availability of academics. 

The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments [link] offers workshops for school and community groups. These interactive workshops include Javanese gamelan, Tudor Music (Key Stage 2) and Music through the Ages. 

To book: email bate.education@music.ox.ac.uk 

The OUMS student Access and Outreach Officers plan and deliver outreach events throughout the academic year. Their recent programme includes performing in care homes and at The Gatehouse community drop-in centre. 

Does music matter? You can explore the ‘big questions’ about music on Oxplore, the University’s digital outreach portal [https://oxplore.org/question-detail/does-music-matter

You can explore the University’s digital resources for students of all ages here

Supported by: The Finzi Trust, Patsy Wood Trust