The In Harmony Liverpool project has been nominated for Best Classical Music Education Initiative, part of Rhinegold Publishing's inaugural Music Teacher Awards For Excellence sponsored by Classic FM.
This award will honour an education initiative which has used classical music in an innovative way, shown musical excellence and had a positive impact on a significant number of participants, said Classic FM.
The nominees are National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain, National Youth Choir of Scotland, In Harmony Liverpool, Highbury Grove School and Sistema Scotland.
They were chosen by a selection panel comprising the editorial teams of Music Teacher and Classical Music magazines, chaired by Christopher Walters, editor of Music Teacher. The panel judged potential nominees against the criteria of musical excellence, impact and innovation.
Any classical music education initiative based in the UK was eligible for this award, but the panel felt strongly that the chosen six initiatives scored highest against the agreed criteria, explained Classic FM.
The awards will be announced at the Music Teacher Awards on the evening of 20 March 20 at London's Barbican. Supported by Music Teacher Magazine, the awards have been recently launched to celebrate excellence in the UK’s music education sector.