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CM (formerly known as Community Music)
Category : Music
Article Post Date: Monday 29.03.2010

CM was founded in 1983 by John Stevens and Dave O'Donnell. Then known as Community Music Limited, CM was established to create new musical opportunities for young people and accreditation for non-mainstream/unqualified professional musicians. It does this by:

ïmusic training, production and education programmes;
ïsetting up new organisations and initiatives that can be used elsewhere
ïstrengthening the sector by contributing to policy
During any year CM will run a mixed programme of courses, outreach projects, education programmes, partnerships with higher education, internet radio shows, music promotions around London, artist development and music production schemes and consultancies for other projects. CM has had a substantial impact on statutory and independent music provision across the country.

CM is dedicated to the creation of new music through structured access and artist development. It works as an alternative to mainstream provision by targeting young people who do not have the opportunity to learn and musicians who do not have recognized qualifications.  Through structured access, training and professional development CM offers a number of different pathways to learning and accreditation including National Vocational Qualifications, Open College credits, Open University and City and Guilds certification.  Also CM has an extensive outreach programme with young people around London, running workshops on estates, in special schools, youth and disability centres and training projects - anywhere young people meet who want to make music.

It has worked with hundreds of professional musicians and thousands of young people, generating new courses, awards, jobs, music, organisations and replicable ideas.

CM has set up or assisted:

- Community Music Wales
- Community Music East
- Midi Music
- ADFED (Asian Dub Foundation Education)
- Show How
- Sound Connections
- Arts Learning Partnership (London)

Brady Arts Centre
192-196 Hanbury Street
E1 5HU



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