In November 2005 Lord Andrew Adonis, Schools Minister, and David Lammy, Culture Minister, announced that three of the country’s leading music organisations will work directly with children, parents, teachers and musicians to help realise the aims of the Music Manifesto.
These three 'Pathfinders' - The Hallé Orchestra and Manchester Consortium, The Roundhouse and The Sage Gateshead - share in £2 million funding for the development of a range of innovative projects designed to inspire more young people to access high quality music provision. In addition, each Pathfinder will create models for providing access to music teaching and learning that can be replicated across the country.
This section of the site contains information and contacts for each of our Pathfinders:
Music Manifesto North West Pathfinder
The North West Pathfinder is a new strategic alliance of four
organisations involved in music education activities across the
cities of Manchester and Salford – these are the Hallé, Manchester
Music Service, Salford Music and Performing Arts Service and the
Greater Manchester Music Action Zone.
The Sage Gateshead
The Sage Gateshead is an international home for music and
musical discovery, based in a spectacular Norman Foster home in
Gateshead, and delivering a learning and participation programme
across 10,000 square miles of the Northeast and Cumbria, as well as
over 400 performances a year of all kinds of music in its acclaimed
The Roundhouse London
The Roundhouse has a rich history that evokes fond memories for
many and excites the imagination and curiosity of others. In its
programme of work as a Music Manifesto Pathfinder, the Roundhouse
will focus on the following themes: Large-scale Music-Making and
Participation, A Creative and Cultural Hub for London, Professional
Workforce Development, and Youth Leadership.