Musical Inclusion 2012 – 2015

The aims
of the programme are to improve the quality and standards of young people’s music-making across the area

Young Deaf Learning DayDalcroze training session

Musical Inclusion (MInc) was a nation-wide programme funded by the National Foundation for Youth Music.

The aim of the programme was to ensure that opportunities would exist for children and young people in challenging circumstances, in order for them to access and progress through high-quality music making across England. Organisations funded to deliver this module were required to have an overview of what music making activity exists in their region, and how they would go about working with regional and local strategic partners to address any gaps in music making provision for children and young people in challenging circumstances.

Yorkshire Youth & Music were the grant-holders for Musical Inclusion for South and West Yorkshire (Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley, Wakefield, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Bradford) from April 2012 to March 2015.

Part of the local programme involved improving the quality and standards of young people’s music-making across the area, and to develop new skills and new ways of working which will mean that all children can reach their full musical potential. We achieved this through small, innovative projects which thoroughly tested out new ideas, alongside running specifically related training sessions and sharing good practice across the region.

Here are examples of some of the MInc work we did:

 Deaf Music Ambassadors
 Singing in Multicultural Settings

We also provided a range of highly subsidised professional development opportunities relevant to professionals working with these children and young people.

A selection of the kind of training we ran as part of MInc:

Creative Musical Ideas
Music and Inclusivity
The Challenging Behaviour Musical Checklist
Introduction to Music and Health

If you’d like more detailed information about our full list of MInc projects and activities, request our ‘Minc Briefing document’ via e-mail at


Get in Touch

If you live or work in Yorkshire, please contact us about how we can help you post 2015 with musical inclusion in your specific music education setting:

Call us on 01422 383130       Send us an email