Brighton & Hove Music & Arts (BHMA) is part of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival and provides high quality and inclusive music and arts education and performance opportunities for all children and young people across the city including music lessons, ensembles, projects, workshops, orchestras and summer schools. BHMA is the lead partner of the award winning SoundCity, the Music Education Hub for Brighton & Hove. We work in partnership with a diverse range of organisations that include Glyndebourne, AudioActive, University of Sussex, Royal Pavilion and Museums and representatives from Public Health and the Music Industry.


Our Vision

Our vision is for all children and young people in the city, whatever their background, to be able to engage with, to enjoy, and to be inspired by high quality music and arts opportunities.

Our Aims

  • To encourage young people to access and participate in music activities through personalised and targeted programmes

  • To support all children and young people in achieving their potential through the delivery of high quality, creative and innovative learning opportunities in music

  • To support children and young people in sharing, communicating and celebrating their achievements in music

  • To work in partnership with parents/carers, and to ensure that we provide appropriate support and information

  • To work with all schools and strategic partners to raise standards in music

  • To maximise the potential provided by collaborative working across SoundCity: Brighton & Hove


Music has the potential to transform lives. Whether it is through the enjoyment of mastering instrumental and vocal skills, the excitement of developing creative ideas, the experience of seeing and hearing world class musicians or the thrill of actually performing, getting involved in music can be a truly fulfilling and lifelong experience.


Did you know?

  • music improves learning skills

  • music is an educational building block

  • music builds life skills

  • music fosters team working

  • music boosts pupil and social development

  • music underpins better behaviour

Our Music Groups and Centre offer something for everyone!

Activities include:

  • Instrumental ensembles

  • Orchestras and bands

  • Music technology

  • Music, film & animation

  • Children’s Music Workshops for 5 year olds and a range of choirs.


Instrumental & vocal learning opportunities

All our instrumental teachers are DBS checked and attend annual Safeguarding training.