The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation have announced a new grant of £1.3million to be awarded to the Music in Secondary Schools Trust Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme. To be paid over four years, this grant secures the future of the programme, which offers unrivalled music opportunities to London school pupils.
The programme which began in 2013 in one school will this September be providing free classical music instruments and tuition to 3,700 young people across eight London state schools. Their mission continues to be to promote the music education of young people, targeting those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to engage with classical music.
Truda White, CEO of MiSST said:
“This is fantastic news for the young people who are on the Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme in MiSST partner schools. Arts and music provision are being seriously eroded and the take up of these subjects at GCSE is falling year on year. MiSST schools are reversing this trend and ensuring young people have a strong arts and music foundation as part of their curriculum. The outcomes from our research programme are extremely positive. The support MiSST receives from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust and the Dame Alice Owen Foundation is invaluable.”