MUMS Outreach

What is Outreach and what do we do?


Music Outreach involves bringing music to places where it is rarely heard; the MUMS Outreach Scheme aims to bring high-quality music-making to a range of communities and organisations in the Manchester area, including hospitals, care centres and schools.  Our ongoing schemes include:


• The Hear This! (See This! Play This!)’ Music in Schools project, which brings performances and interactive music-making to local primary schools, with the aim of fostering a lifelong love of listening to and making music.
• The Outreach Choir, which sings in local hospitals and care centres (including carol singing at christmas time) to improve the atmosphere for patients at what is often a stressful time in their lives.


Additional schemes are taking place in 2017- 18, which will be confirmed throughout the year, so watch this space!


Who can benefit from our schemes?


We aim to make Music Outreach available to any group or organisation which serves the community in the Manchester area. If you are involved with a school, hospital, care centre or any other relevant organisation in the area which you think might benefit from musical performances and interactive activities provided by university-level musicians, please contact us on the details below – even if we dont currently have a specific scheme which would help you, we may well be able to create one if the interest is there!


Students of the University of Manchester – why volunteer?


Outreach is an exciting opportunity to use your musical abilities to make a positive contribution to somebody elses life in a variety of ways; it is a very fulfilling activity to be involved in. Working with the Outreach department is also beneficial for anybody with an interest in music education, music therapy or the voluntary/charity sector in general, since our schemes provide a valuable look into these fields, including experience which can be used on a CV or job application.


Outreach is unauditioned and welcomes musicians from a wide range of musical backgrounds, so there will almost certainly be a space for you to use your particular abilities!


Contact MUMS Outreach:


The Head Outreach Managers for 2017-18 are James Metcalfe and Katherine Blumer, and the project managers are Lisa Meech, Caitlin Sherwood, Ryan Woods and Kathy Hart. If you would like to get involved in any way, please:


• Email us with thoughts, requests or ideas:
• Join our Facebook group:
• Follow us on Twitter: @mums_outreach


We look forward to hearing from you!