Surrey Arts are pleased to announce the appointment of Charlotte Miller as the new independent chair of Surrey Music Hub.
Surrey Music Hub is a network of music organisations and schools working together to bring more musical opportunities to more young people in Surrey, both in schools and in the wider community.
The lead partner of the network is Surrey Arts. Head of Service, Sarah Lee said 'We are delighted to welcome Charlotte to the Music Hub board and look forward to drawing from her experience of working in the health and music sectors.'
Charlotte brings a wealth of experience having studied at Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Centre, London and obtained a Masters in Music Therapy. She has also worked as a music therapist in NHS hospitals, schools and care homes delivering a variety of music, health and educational intergenerational programmes. In 2017 Charlotte founded IMM, Intergenerational Music Making and since its formation she has led and shaped with her IMM team many local and national initiatives.
Charlotte commented "I am thrilled to be appointed as the new Chair of Surrey Arts Hub working alongside the Music Hub lead organisation, Surrey Arts, and partners to ensure and maintain the effective delivery of the new National Plan for Music Education (NPME) both in and out of school settings. I am extremely passionate about the work Surrey Arts carries out in ensuring that all children and young people can access high quality music education opportunities that meet their needs."
Charlotte believes strongly in the power of intergenerational music to bridge the gap between generations, addressing issues such as loneliness, isolation, those living with dementia, mental health issues and championing black and ethnically diverse groups. IMM strives to bring individuals, communities and professionals together and through music IMM continues to strive for change and to maximise the health and social benefits for young and old alike.
The appointment of the independent chair will ensure stronger governance for the hub and strategic oversight for the delivery of the National Plan for Music Education.