Here you can find details of past news and events.
Sussex Secondary Schools’ Music Conference
Here, Our Song - a songwriting project for The Horsham District Year of Culture 2019
New Director of Music role heralds a new era for Music education at the College, and in the county
West Sussex Music Makes Strategic New Finance Appointments
WED 20 FEB 2019
Crawley Sings Live Returns to The Hawth!
Worthing Symphony Orchestra Schools' Concert
Horsham-based charity, Music for All’s eighth annual Learn to Play Day is taking place in March
Jonathan Radford spends a special afternoon dedicated to celebrating the Saxophone
Chichester Sings Live 2019 hits all the right notes with BBC South Today
On Friday 11thJanuary, over 100 pupils from five secondary schools across the area convened at Oathall Community College in Haywards Heath for the inaugural Mid Sussex Schools’ Orchestra Day.
Grants of up to £1000 available for talented young musicians
Tickets now Available for Chichester Sings Live 2019
Music Centre opportunities that are perfect for those resolving to learn an instrument
West Sussex Music is inviting the public to join in a seasonal celebration of young musical talent at a series of Winter Concerts
West Sussex Music has announced the appointment of Sarah Forbes as Director of the West Sussex Youth Choirs, in a move which will bring new opportunities for young voices, across the county.
West Sussex Music Celebrates 5 Years of Going Solo
BBC Music introducing LIVE 18!
Worthing Sings Live 2018
West Sussex Music Launches Key2Music beginner classes at Saturday Music Centres
A four day rock workshop with professional tuition.
THU 21 JUN 2018
Headline Sponsor announced for County Ensemble Gala Concert
BBC TEN PIECES III - A CONCERT FOR SCHOOLS
National Youth Percussion Orchestra Summer Course
Petworth Festival 40th anniversary in 2018 - Booking now OPEN!
Applications open for County Ensembles 2018-2019
Reminder - No Music Centres This Weekend (4th-7th May)
West Sussex Music Secondary Schools' Conference
Applications to join NYO 2019 are now open.
Horsham Music Centre Venue change
LPO Junior Artists 2018/19 – applications opening soon and Open Event invitation
Singing Teacher fundraising for St Richards Hospital
Highlight of the week
NYO Unleashed comes to the Southbank centre
Guildhall School of Music & Drama Easter Music Camp
EMI sound foundation
National Sing Up Day
"The Violin will take you there"
An inclusive, interactive music making opportunity for children aged 5-16
Horsham Performers Platform
MON 05 MAR 2018
Music Centres are OPEN
Coro Nuovo Young Musician of the Year Competition and Bursary
FRI 02 MAR 2018
WEATHER UPDATE - All Music Centre lessons and activities cancelled for Friday 2 March and Saturday 3 March.
THU 01 MAR 2018
Twilight CPD Sessions - CANCELLED
THU 01 MAR 2018
CANCELLED - Shoreham Fiddlers
MON 15 JAN 2018
Begginer Recorder lessons at our Crawley Music Centre
MON 11 DEC 2017
West Sussex Schools getting everyone in the festive mood.
Coro Nuovo Singing Day
County Ensemble Vacancies for the 2017-2018 season
Jazz Music Workshop at Farlington School
Area Music Centres open their doors and invite young budding musicians and their families to explore the wide range of ensembles and activities on offer/
The West Sussex Music County Ensembles wow audiences in their Summer Concert
Applications open for Westdene fund, providing outstanding musicians an opportunity to develop their musical development.
MON 12 JUN 2017
The Brass Academy present their bespoke Summer Courses for 2017.
African Drumming lessons are coming to Chichester Music Centre
A special concert in the Chichester Cathedral presented by Honeysuckle Weeks
Could a teenage musician from your area be playing in NYO 2018?
TUE 11 APR 2017
Jazz Workshops open to instrumentalists Grade 3 or above.
Royal College of Music - Festival of Percussion - Sunday 7th May
Free 'taster' sessions at Music Centres
TUE 28 MAR 2017
Music Centres open their doors to families with young musicians who may enjoy and benefit from music centre activities.
Join us for the celebration event that marks the end of an exciting partnership between Rhythmix and West Sussex Music. Join us for the celebration event that marks the end of an exciting partnership between Rhythmix and West Sussex Music. The event, called Littlehampton Sounds, will present music from the best young vocal artists, bands, producers and beatmakers in the Littlehampton area and will take place on the 1st of April, from 7-10pm at The Windmill Entertainment Centre (Windmill Road, L
The Big Gig: Horsham Tribute Music Festival, this summer on Sat 24th June 2017
FREE family workshops at Worthing Music Centre. Bollywood, Tabla and Gospel Choir.
Applications open for the Westdene Fund for musicians in Sussex
Applications open for exciting Summer School incorporating a wide range if styles and instrumentations.
SUN 05 FEB 2017
BY ANGELA KIRSTEN
Mid Sussex Sinfonia Concert - 12 February 2017
Worthing Symphony Orchestra provide special concert for Worthing Schools
MON 23 JAN 2017
Strokestra, a pioneering collaboration between the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Hull integrated community stroke service uses group music-making to drive recovery in stroke survivors.
West Sussex Music hand over Rock Academy programme to Northbrook College
Worthing Symphony Orchestra commemorate the Battle of the Somme in special concert.
Havant Symphony Orchestra perform William Walton's Viola Concerto featuring soloist Shiry Rashkovsky
Applications open for Westdene Fund
West Sussex Youth Music Awards 2017
Berlin Philharmonic arrives at Crawley Secondary School to rehearse chamber music
Provisional Dates and Syllabus released for the 2017 Worthing Music and Arts Festival
Amici Concerts Presents - The Queen's Six. One of the most exciting vocal groups makes their Chichester debut.
MON 08 AUG 2016
Are you a talented musician in Sussex? The Westdene Fund at the Sussex Community Foundation offers grants of up to £800 to talented musicians aged 16-25.
WED 03 AUG 2016
See The Spinettes & Matthew Goodgame on Sunday 7th August 2016 7pm at Angmering Village Hall
Supporters come together to raise money for upcoming County Ensembles tour.
Lead Teacher for Guitar, Chris Eaton, talks about bottleneck slide technique in this months issue of Acoustic.
Come July, the annual Petworth Festival will come to life with an exciting line up of exceptional artists from across the genres
Worthing Youth String ensemble perform at the new Mayor of Worthing's Inauguration Dinner.
Kidenza concerts are suitable for all family. They are fun, interactive, educational and never, ever stuffy!
Amici Concerts presents The Diva and the Fiddler. Diana Jacklin and Hartmut Ometzberger are the only violin/voice duo in the world.Their programme will transport you into a world of Italian and American music, through rarely performed Verdi songs, favourites of Paolo Tosti, English Folksongs by Rebecca Clarke as well as original works composed for them by Jennie Gottschalk and Jean-Christophe Rosaz.
TUE 19 APR 2016
Petworth Community Choir are rehearsing at Sylvia Beaufoy centre this week (21 April, 2016); Thursday 6pm – 7pm.
Following the success of the first Side by Side concert at Emmanuel URC, Worthing, James Buckham is excited to announce a second concert (16th April) in the series with THE GIORGOS PAFITIS ORGAN TRIO.
Students take part in a three day Big Band Course working with industry professionals.
Are you a Grade 6+ musician? Looking for a new challenge? The County Ensembles are looking for new members!
Students from the West Sussex Music County Ensembles perform at the Arun Youth Community Awards.
TUE 08 MAR 2016
The syllabus for Horsham Performers Platform 2016 is now available online at www.horsham-performers-platform.co.uk
TUE 08 MAR 2016
BY JOSIE DIXON
On 7th May Cambridge Renaissance Voices will be giving a concert of Tudor sacred music in the beautiful setting of Boxgrove Priory near Chichester.
Introducing our first Alumni member, Jack McDougal!
We have some lovely concerts to help you through the 'winter blues'. So do come and join us either in Cuckfield or at our London debut in February.
This very unusual CD presents extracts from the three folk shows, 'A Sussex Calendar',' A Sussex Christmas', and 'The Last Trip Home'. It is a mixture of songs, tunes, local poetry and various sayings and rural sounds.
Join the Sussex Symphony Orchestra with special guests soprano Helen Hardwick and BBC's Alistair Appleton, for an evening of music that’s guaranteed to put you in a festive mood. Be sure to book your tickets for a evening of everything that’s magical about Christmas.
THU 26 NOV 2015
Led by West Sussex Music Lead Teachers and external speakers, we are pleased to offer - for the first time - professional development opportunities for instrumental, vocal and classroom music teachers.
Coro Nuovo offers an annual bursary to a young talented Sussex musician aged 17 to 25 who is about to go to, or is currently studying at a recognised music Conservatoire.
WED 25 NOV 2015
Here is a brilliant opportunity for young musicians that are at Grade 8 or above to take part in the West Sussex Youth Music Awards. Applications need to be made by Monday 7 December for a first round on Sunday 17 January and the final is on Sunday 20 March at 3pm. The winner will receive £400 and the other four finalists will receive £250 each to put towards their musical studies. See the attachments for further details on how to apply.
WED 25 NOV 2015
Kidenza, FUN classical concerts for kids, are putting on a wonderful Christmas concert for children in Horsham on December the 12th. The show is written and devised by the amazing Steve Dummer and the lovely Stevie Higgins. Well worth a trip out with the kids and plenty of audience participation to get you into the Christmas spirit. Details on the attached flyer.
Haywards Heath Music Centre is pleased to announce a new Centre based at Oathall Community College on Saturday mornings. We are delighted to be able to use the facilities at Oathall to provide a venue for ensembles and instrumental lessons.
This Sunday (15th November) sees the annual Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra Winter Concert at the Assembly Hall in Worthing.
WED 04 NOV 2015
BY ALAN WHEELER
The folk group, Cotillion, that performs folk shows; themed evenings of local folk music, poetry etc, is to perform 'A Sussex Calendar' at The Unitarian Church, Horsham, start time 7 pm. on the 14th Nov. All welcome.
‘Wonderlandʼ is a brand new project created by pianist Ashley Wass and violinist Matthew Trusler which both celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and raises money for the Lenny Trusler Childrenʼs Foundation (http://www.ltcf.co.uk), a charitable trust dedicated to providing relief from suffering and illness for very sick babies and children.
Classic FM presenter John Suchet will be joining us to talk about his new book - The Last Waltz - a biography of the Strauss dynasty on Wednesday 4 November at 4.30pm.
To coincide with a series of events across the globe to mark the first International Bassoon Day, West Sussex Music is holding its own
Free 'Worthing Live' Workshops at Worthing Music Centre
To mark the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, players from the Hanover Band worked with young musicians from West Sussex in an intensive two-day course at Chichester University.
Over the last few months West Sussex Music have coordinated a project with 20 local schools and West Sussex Youth Choir creating the West Sussex 10 Pieces Virtual Choir.
19 – 25 July 2015 - Mentoring and coaching for string quartets with the internationally renowned Chilingirian Quartet.
West Sussex Music community choir Valley Voices and West Sussex County Youth Choir and their families were lucky enough to spend the day with renowned acapella ensemble VOCES 8
Bellacapella, Valley Voices and Petworth Voices unite in song at London’s Southbank Centre
Join the National Youth Orchestra. If you are aged 13-18, play at Grade 8 distinction level, and are totally committed to music… The world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers needs you.
The Westdene Fund at the Sussex Community Foundation offers grants of up to £800 to talented musicians aged 16– 25
West Sussex Musicians once again take part in the prestigious Petworth Festival. This year our pupils are involved with three distinct and exciting events.
West Sussex Music ensembles selected to perform at prestigious National Festival
THU 14 MAY 2015
Chichester Youth Brass Band performs with the Symphonic Brass of London
Discover local folklore and history, and learn traditional coastal songs.
FRI 08 MAY 2015
Please let us know which school or college your child will be moving to from September 2015
Please lend us your support by voting for us in the Aviva Community Fund.
Amici Concerts Presents Mesmerising Strings Duo Bogdan Vacarescu and Heidi Parsons
TUE 05 MAY 2015
This workshop is designed to inspire young musicians in the early stages of their learning.
SAT 21 MAR 2015
Learn to play guitar or ukulele on Saturday 21 March 2015. A drop in event at the Chichester Music Centre for children of all ages.
WED 18 MAR 2015
National Sing Up Day is on March 18th this year and is a celebration of great singing in schools.
SAT 14 MAR 2015
On Saturday 14 March 2015 we have a new solo performance opportunity for instrumentalists and singers of grade 3 and above
Chance for West Sussex Music pupils to join the Hanover Band in performance
Exciting LSO opportunity for Grade 8+ woodwind players
TUE 16 DEC 2014
Listen to Valley Voices and Petworth Voices on Christmas Eve
FRI 21 NOV 2014
A new Ukulele Orchestra starting in January 2015
WED 19 NOV 2014
West Sussex Music recognised by the BBC as a Ten Pieces champion
Westdene fund promotion
Come and Sing with Apollo5 (In aid of Prostate Cancer UK and West Sussex Music)
Ensemble Reza Concert 29 November at Holy Trinity Church Cuckfield
TUE 04 NOV 2014
West Sussex Music have played host to a series of film screenings and workshops
FRI 24 OCT 2014
Additional date added to Worthing Music Centre calendar
Sunday 16 November, 6.00pm - 7.00pm - Andrew Gant - Christmas Carols at the Petworth Literary Festival
MON 20 OCT 2014
Music Centre closed 3 & 4 November 2014
Following the huge success of the first Adventures with my Cello event, the London Cello Society is hosting a second event on Sunday 19th October for cellists from grade 1-4, called A Day at the Seaside.
Legendary brass group plays first date in the south
Yolanda Brown ticket offer - £10 a ticket (usually £15.50)
Discounted Alexander Technique lessons
Future Talent - apply for funding for talented young musicians
Southern Pro Musica announce dates for popular Children's Concerts
Musical training 'can improve language and reading'
WED 20 AUG 2014
Come and join the Arun Chairman's Charity Race Day on 22 October 2014
West Sussex Music and Hawthorns First School Edwardian Celebration
Thumbs up for Zimbe
New home for Worthing Music Centre
West Sussex Music helps to raise money for Chloe
West Sussex Music pupil wins special award
West Sussex Music joins EggsFest 2014
West Sussex Music pupils get a 10% on the Build an Opera course
Nigel Kennedy announced as West Sussex Music honorary patron
FRI 30 MAY 2014
Spend a day playing with members of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
West Sussex Music Community Choirs
THU 22 MAY 2014
BY EMILY BARDEN
East Grinstead Schools are singing in harmony
West Sussex Music becomes a BBC Ten Pieces champion
WED 14 MAY 2014
Youth String Orchestra and Youth Bands are planning an informal presentation
Horsham Music Centre Concert Rehearsals Cancelled
WED 19 MAR 2014
Come and Sing the Songs of Africa
Spring Flute and Cello Recital in Fernhurst
County Youth Orchestra performing in the Royal Festival Hall
FRI 13 DEC 2013
Petworth gains a community choir
Winners of Xmas Factor Announced
West Sussex Music and Ardingly College join forces to perform Britten's Friday Afternoons
THU 21 NOV 2013
Worthing & Shorham music center update
Emily Barden is chosen as a judge on Spirit FM's Xmas factor
Celebrate Britten’s centenary with West Sussex’s most forward thinking project
New Community Choir for Petworth!
The arrival of West Sussex Music marks a new and exciting chapter in a county which has an unrivalled reputation and a long tradition in making music.
With funding for music education reducing and a more competitive music teaching environment, West Sussex County Council has ensured the continued future of the Music Service by removing local authority control.
You've probably got a lot of questions about the new-look West Sussex Music. View our responses to your Frequently Asked Questions.
West Sussex Music
The College of Richard Collyer
West Sussex, RH12 2EJ
A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales
Company number: 8524556 | Charity number: 1152703
Tel: 08452 082 182