17th February 2022 in News

Sustainable Early Years Music and Training the Community Musician 2022

Over the past few weeks we’ve been writing about our Sustainable Early Years Music project - SEYM - and we’re excited to be talking about this in the upcoming Training…
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21st October 2021 in News

SoCo Launches Arts Leaders Programme

.      SoCo are excited to be launching a new workforce development and support programme for aspiring creative practitioners. Funded by Southampton City Council's Community Learning Innovation Fund, the Arts…
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17th October 2021 in Blog, News

New Directions – a partnership project supported by Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner

SoCo are excited to be launching a new project - New Directions. The programme is funded by the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner, and brings together four arts partners and…
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14th September 2021 in News

Join Us – Digital Learning Officer

SoCo is very excited to be recruiting a Digital Learning Officer to support our online resources Salary: £28k per year pro rata (Freelance or PAYE). Hours: 1 day per week, flexible…
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14th September 2021 in News

Join Us – Comms and Marketing

SoCo is very excited to be recruiting a Communications and Marketing specialist to help us tell our story. Salary: £28k per year pro rata (Freelance or PAYE). Hours: 2 days…
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19th April 2021 in News

Join us – SoCo seeks Trustees

Looking for a Trustee role in an exciting and vibrant arts and wellbeing charity? Here at SoCo Music Project we are growing our Board to bring in the skills and…
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7th April 2021 in News

SoCo awarded £61,760 from Arts Council’s Cultural Recovery Fund

SoCo Music Project has received a grant of £61,760 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen. More than £300 million has been awarded…
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15th February 2021 in News

SoCo joins MAST

It's with great excitement that we are able to announce that SoCo Music Project will be a resident partner of MAST in Southampton. MAST (Mayflower Studios) is a vibrant community…
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5th January 2021 in News

SoCo Academy: It’s Launch Day!

We are proud to announce that, brand new for 2021, we have launched our very own online learning platform: SoCo Academy. Thanks to funding from Arts Council England, SoCo can continue…
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11th September 2020 in News

SoCo Supports Live Music in the city

A new busking project has been launched in Southampton, bringing a programme of live music to the city centre in celebration of the city’s musical diversity. Commissioned by GO! Southampton,…
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5th July 2020 in News


A potential lifeline for arts and culture in the UK, the British government has unveiled a £1.57bn package of grants and loans for music and arts organisations. The British government…
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11th June 2020 in News

Job Opportunity – CHAOS Network

SoCo are excited to be recruiting for a completely new post: CHAOS Coordinator. We’re looking for a cultural catalyst to support the development and growth of the CHAOS Network. The…
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11th May 2020 in News

Urban Music – Supported by PRS

We are delighted to announce that SoCo has been successful in an application to the PRS Foundation Open fund to support the development of Urban Music in Southampton. This funding…
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16th March 2020 in News

Our Band – Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Call-out

Our friends at the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (check them out here) are seeking a young musician (under 25 years) with additional needs from Southampton to join them…
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16th March 2020 in News


Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - School Closures 18th March 5pm -  the Government has announced that schools in England will close from Friday 20th until further notice. The children of key workers,…
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22nd November 2019 in News

Apply Now! – Urban Music Development Unit

SoCo Music Project are excited to announce the development of a new Urban Music Development Unit in Southampton. Extending our work in youth justice, pupil referral units, youth clubs and…
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30th July 2019 in News

Sustainable Early Years Music (SEYM)

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from Youth Music to deliver a practice-based-research project to develop a Sustainable Early Years Model (SEYM). This sees SoCo…
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24th May 2019 in News

Exchanging notes report released

Between 2014 and 2018 SoCo Music Project was a delivery partner on Youth Music's Exchanging Notes programme. The programme was developed to see what would happen if young people at…
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6th February 2019 in Blog, News

Tales of the Young Person’s Orchestra

We are excited to announce an innovative partnership with the Southampton-based SÓN Orchestra in association with Turner Sims. Tales of the Young Person’s Orchestra is a collaboration with SoCo Music Project…
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9th October 2018 in News

SoCo Saturdays: Hitting The Right Notes in Southampton

SoCo Music Project is excited to announce the launch of SoCo Saturdays, a free music-making programme for young people in Southampton. Every Saturday from 11am to 1pm, SoCo’s experienced Music Leaders will be…
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