School of Arts and Media 16.09.20

Richard Harvey becomes Educational Ambassador for world-leading music publisher

Congratulations to Lecturer in Music Richard Harvey who has just been appointed as Educational Ambassador for one of the world’s leading publishers of brass and wind music, Warwick Music Group (WMG).

Salford School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology’s Richard Harvey is a former Royal Marines musician is the founding owner of Blast Off Brass, a workshop-based initiative designed to introduce Key Stage 2 children to the wonderful world of brass playing using the innovative and award-winning pBuzz. Richard has been a friend of WMG’s for some years and has worked alongside the company on several projects, including British Trombone Society events and primary school workshops across the West, South and East of England.

When asked about his new role, Richard said “I have partnered with WMG on various projects over the last five years or so and have always been impressed by their innovative approach to music education.  I am a fan of the pBuzz, using it to great effect in my workshops and am looking forward to incorporating the new pBugle into these sessions.  I am incredibly excited to have been given this new role and I am keen to get involved in as many projects with WMG as I can.”

Chris Fower, WMG’s Director of Creativity and Innovation said “I’m delighted to have Richard on board, since we first met I have always felt that he really “gets” what we are trying to do here at WMG.  Richard’s skills and experience are incredibly complementary to those we have in house and I’m really looking forward to deepening and broadening what is already a strong and fruitful relationship.”

You can read more about Richard's career and expertise here.

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