GoldMusNet seeks to develop music education in South East London by working with teachers, practitioners and Goldsmiths Alumni.

Through networking and participatory events, we create a supportive hub of information and models of action to support the teaching of music at all levels. We feel that by leading a strong coalition of arts and music groups, we contribute to the UK's wider musical education.

See a film of our flagship event, Messiah: Oratorio in the Community, at the bottom of this page. This project, led by Nick Newland  and his ensemble, The Amadè Players, introduced more than one hundred children to Handel's Messiah and historically informed performance.

For support in delivering music education, we can send to you one of our department’s student ambassadors. To invite a music student ambassador, please contact Carol Kirk-Campbell (

For some local schools and colleges we can offer additional support through our Widening Participation outreach programme.

You can register for partnership activities with the Department of Music. We welcome proposals that can link up with our teaching, research and performance activities (see our website for what we do).

We invite you to sign up for GoldMusNet.


Benefits include:

  • A link up for collaborative projects with Goldsmiths: perhaps a performance, workshop or masterclass, or creative project.
  • Schools visits by student and/or staff ambassadors, sharing their expertise in an area of interest, including music technology and computing, improvisation, DJ-ing, classical performance, musicology.
  • Free admission or reduced rates for block bookings to our events, including our PureGold summer festival.

Once registered, you can also request to use our venues and facilities - we have recently acquired a Steinway D piano - by contacting Conference Services. We will negotiate on your behalf concessionary rates with the Conference Office to offer you a 50% discount on room hire.


GoldMusNet is led by Dr Berta Joncus, Department of Music.
Email: b.joncus (
Tel: 020 7919 7194

Please register using the form below. To help our planning, please send us feedback about the type of support in music education that you seek. If you're a Goldsmiths Music alumni we'd be delighted to hear from you too.

Registration form

Data protection Your personal data will be stored electronically on a database and will be used solely for the purposes of keeping you informed about GoldMusNet and its activities. We do not release your data to third parties, external to Goldsmiths. By submitting this form, you give permission for us to hold your data, and use it in this way.

Forthcoming events

Goldsmiths Summer School

The Department of Music and the Outreach Office at Goldsmiths are delighted with the continued success of our Summer Schools.
For more information, click here.

Study Day - National Plan for Music Education: Assessing Impact, Developing Strategies

Held on 4 July 2012, the GoldMusNet Study Day marked an important step forward in our department’s initiative to support music education. I am grateful to all participants, especially Nick Newland, his team, and the girls from the Mulberry School for their workshop work and performance. Please download Study Day Outcomes (PDF download) a summary of the day’s outcomes.

Goldsmiths is proud to support a new, EU-funded research project, PRAISE. Introduced at the Study Day, PRAISE uses social networking technology to advance music education. Your school could benefit by participating in the research. For further details, please contact Matthew Yee-King (

Future Plans

Even if you were unable to attend the study day, by sharing its outcomes, we hope that you will participate in our ongoing efforts to promote music education. For support in delivering music education, we can send to you one of our department’s student ambassadors. Information about our student ambassador scheme is available here. To invite a music student ambassador, please contact Carol Kirk-Campbell (

Messiah: Oratorio in the Community

Our recent Messiah: Oratorio in the Community project, led by Nick Newland (a Goldsmiths MA graduate and director of period instrument ensemble The Amadè Players), introduced more than one hundred children aged between 8 and 17 to Handel's Messiah, the world of early music and historically informed performance. These projects inspire children and prospective university students, offering experience of Higher Education in a new and accessible way whilst also encouraging personal, and ensemble, musical development - at the same time, we support existing school teaching by structuring events around the National Curriculum, ensuring that we fulfil Key Stage learning targets for all students.