Andrew Lloyd Webber
Since MiSST's launch in 2013, the success of this extraordinary programme has snowballed, with eight schools and over 3,700 students now taking part. It has been wonderful to see how the prominence placed on music education has had a transformative effect on the schools and students. I very much hope that other funders will join us so that we can extend the opportunity to more children across the UK.
MiSST is a shining example of the impossible task of combining excellence with inclusivity. They are relentlessly ambitious in their desire to reach as many people as possible whilst consistently raising musical standards. Truda White is a force of nature and demonstrates what is possible. I am honoured to be associated with her and with this programme.