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A networked approach to promoting meaningful musical pathways for young Londoners facing challenging circumstances.

City University London

We offer a diverse range of activities and opportunities for students within our Degree Courses in Music: BMus, MA, DMA and PhD.

  • Organisation Type: Higher Education institution


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Three most commonly faced challenges

Mental health problems, Economic deprivation, Special educational needs

Age of participants


Where the young musicians we work with live
  • Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, City of London, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster
Music activities and genres

Musical activities

Composition/songwriting, Improvisation, Instrumental tuition, Mentoring, Performance, Research, Technology, Training, Untuned percussion, Vocal


African, Asian popular, Contemporary classical, East Asian, Folk, Gospel, Jazz & blues, Music theatre, Opera, Pop and Rock, South American, Western Classical, Other Asian, Other non-Western

Participants Recruited From

The most popular organisations young people working with City University London are recruited from:

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Definition of Indices of Multiple Deprivation

The Indices of Deprivation 2015 provide a set of relative measures of deprivation for small areas (Lower-layer Super Output Areas) across England, based on seven different domains of deprivation:

For more information see: - 2015 Statistical Release (PDF 1.5MB)