The entertainment business’ support of this event has enabled the development of a new Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Unit at the BRIT School at its site in Croydon. There is a long history of mutual support between Nordoff Robbins and the British Record Industry Trust, and their latest collaboration is already helping tomorrow’s musicians and performers at the BRIT School to learn today about music’s capacity to heal.
The BRIT School is the UK’s leading performing arts and technology state school, providing a unique and free education for 1,200 pupils aged between 14 and 19 from every type of background. The school was built in Selhurst, Croydon and opened in 1991 with the support of the Department for Education and the British Record Industry Trust.
We believe in creating an environment where young people can find their own voice. The BRIT School is nurturing the new fashion designers, illustrators, playwrights, performers, stage managers, composers, teachers, community group leaders, choreographers, filmmakers, game developers, and creative thinkers of the future. 99% of all students who have graduated find employment predominately in the creative industries or enrol for Higher Education.
We thank all of our supporters who are helping launch careers. This year we were able to financially support graduates through their training and enterprising ventures by awarding Westfield, Cameron Mackintosh and Obie bursaries.
Nordoff Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people. We support thousands of people in our own centres and by working in partnership with a wide range of organisations including care homes, schools and hospitals.
When delivered by a trained practitioner, music therapy can be used to support people living with a wide range of needs. It can help a child with autism to communicate, reduce anxiety for those living with dementia or provide comfort and celebrate the life of someone facing terminal illness.
Music therapy can be life-changing for so many people and our vision is a world where the power of music is available to all who need it, but as a charity which receives no government funding we rely solely on the generosity of our supporters and events like the Music Industry Trusts Award which for the past 27 years has been supporting Nordoff Robbins.
Nordoff Robbins charity number: 280960
BRIT Trust charity number: 1000413