School of Arts and Cultures

CETL

Centre of Excellence in Teaching & Learning

The Centre of Excellence for Teaching and Learning in Music and Inclusivity was one of only two music CETLs in the country.

The CETL ended in March 2010, but our students continue to be part of a wider community of music students in the North East of England.

Our region is well known for its thriving music scene. The CETL for Music and Inclusivity brought together universities in the North East and The Sage Gateshead. We worked in partnership to develop further regional specialist music provision.

This covered folk, classical, popular, contemporary and world musics. It also included music technology, music education and sound and music therapy.

The CETL for Music and Inclusivity brought together universities in the North East and The Sage Gateshead
A violinist plays at the Sage in Gateshead.

What's happening now

Funding is in place to support the Sound Festival and Breaking into Music events at The Sage Gateshead. The student-led Summer Music Festival has become an established annual event at Newcastle University.

The World Music project is thriving. Students will continue to able to study Indian Vocals and Tabla with professional Indian musicians. We recently bought a Gamelan for shared use across the community will offer further opportunities.

Student projects and creative business ideas will continue to benefit from dedicated enterprise support. This is informed by ongoing research into music students and entrepreneurship.