Music Centre Leavers 2020

Every year we say goodbye to some of our incredible Music Centre students as they move on to pastures new after completing their education in Oldham.  We normally do this at the Summer Festival, but of course, this has not been possible.

Therefore, we are pleased to celebrate our wonderful leavers’ talents and immense contributon to the musical life of Oldham via a ‘Roll of Honour’ on this website.

Thanks to each and every one of them and best wishes for the future from all of the Music Centre team.

Summer Newsletter

The Music Service is pleased to announce the re-introduction of the termly newsletter, ‘Music Notes’.  The newsletter is one of the ways in which we are able to share some of the fantastic achievements of our students and staff and we hope that you find lots to interest you within its virtual pages.  You can download the newsletter here

Music Centre Awards 2020

Each year the Oldham Music Centre likes to recognise the exceptional achievements of its students.  There are three principle prizes and this year these have been awarded as follows:

The Gerald Pritchett Award – for exceptional contribution to Music Centre groups

Adam Saville (bass trombone) and Zack Smith (saxophone and clarinet)

The Lyceum Award – for the highest mark in an Associated Board or Trinity Music Exam

Tom Ellison – 145/150 for ABRSM grade 8 ‘cello

The Music Theatre Award – for the highest mark in a LAMDA exam

Olivia Fitton – 98/100 for grade 8 Music Theatre.  This is a new award to mark the increased popularity of Music Theatre and Olivia is the first recipient of the prize.

Normally, these prizes would be announced and presented at the Summer Music Festival.  Naturally, this will not be possible this year.  We will therefore present the awards as soon as possible after the further easing of lockdown restrictions.

Congratulations to all of the well-deserved prize-winners.

New website resources for the summer

The wonderful Curriculum Music Team have once again developed some fantastic, new resources to keep our young people engaged with fun music related activities throughout the summer.  Check the new materials out here

COVID-19 – Oldham Music at Home!

The Oldham Music Centre and the Lyceum Building are closed until further notice. Please contact us via as staff will be working remotely.


About the Music Service

The Oldham Council Music Service is committed to supporting and fulfilling the musical aspirations of all young people living in the borough (in and out of school), and engaging people of all ages in a variety of exciting musical activities.

The Music Service has been rated ‘Outstanding’ in the Federation of Music Services evaluation programme.

Oldham Music Service is proud to be a founder member of the GM Music Hub, which is an exciting and innovative music education partnership. We are committed to providing the highest quality music education and the best expertise which the region has to offer.

Music can transform children’s lives and we want to work with local families, schools and other organisations to make sure that all children get the chance to play music, achieve great things and inspire others.

Find out more about the work of the GM Music Hub.

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