Embedded: Hampshire Music Service

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Hampshire Music Service is a successful and valued business unit within the Education and Inclusion branch of the Children's Services Department of Hampshire County Council (HCC).

It provides a comprehensive music education service to Hampshire schools and colleges and a wide range of additional music-making opportunities beyond the school day. Since 2012, it has also been the lead partner in the Hampshire Music Education Hub.


Composers-in-Residence: Michael Betteridge and Anna Dolphin 

Michael is a composer, conductor and animateur based in Manchester, UK.

Michael’s output and work is exceptionally eclectic ranging from conducting traditional choirs through to collaborating with other artists on abstract, site-specific installations.  He believes strongly in collaboration and that his colleagues, participants and performers should always be actively contributing to the final product or performance regardless of their experience. 

Anna explores and plays with sound to make installations, audio-visual interactive art, and sonic pieces. She believes in the importance of access to creative participation for all and works with acoustic and digital music, sound making, and multi-media projects in a range of settings, including education, healthcare and outreach projects as a music and arts facilitator and educator.

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About Embedded 

Embedded is a Sound and Music composer and creative-artist development programme. Funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the PRS for Music FoundationEmbedded places a selection of composers from a range of disciplines into extended relationships with leading national arts organisations.

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14/2/2016 News: Michael Betteridge premieres new ‘verbatim’ inspired choral piece
15/10/2014 Michael Betteridge and Anna Dolphin are selected as composers-in-residence with Hampshire Music Service
23/9/2014 Applications to the residency with Hampshire Music Service have now closed. 

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