PARTNERS AND AFFILIATED ORGANISATIONS
SongTrees is a Music Mind Spirit Trust programme.
The Music Mind Spirit Trust is a charitable organisation that brings together inspirational Musicians, Medics and Scientists dedicated to sharing and researching the gift of music. The Trust uses music to understand social relationships and to connect people of different communities, ages and cultures. It focuses on music as a key to empower individuals and unlock creativity through a variety of uniquely designed, research-based initiatives, drawing from its high-level musical, medical, scientific and educational knowledge and experience.
Bookham & Harrison Farms, a delightful family owned business on the Surrey-Sussex borders, was crowned Sussex Food Producer of the Year 2018 with their international award-winning cheeses. In this exciting new partnership, creative public events are presented in partnership with MMST in its popular coffee shop: The Milk Churn was featured in the Guardian's Top Ten Places to eat in the countryside.
Partner Care Homes Cedar Court (Cranleigh, Surrey) and Stonehill House (Haddenham, Buckinghamshire) are residential care homes where the Young Artist Musical Ambassadors (YAMA) present interactive programmes of live and bespoke recorded music, designed by leading professional musicians and the residents themselves, in partnership with X-System Ltd and Live Music Now.
Character Scotland is an educational charity formed in 2009 by a group of academics, educationalists, entrepreneurs and parents for the purpose of promoting the development of character in young people and intentional character education in schools. SongTrees Young Artist Musical Ambassadors are benefitting from Character Scotland's global programme, 'Inspiring Purpose', under the guidance of David Lorimer.
Royal Society of Public Health; Health Education England - Wessex: MECC (Making Every Contact Count) supports organisations to maximise on the opportunity they have with the public in promoting health and enabling them to make changes to improve their health and wellbeing. Health Education England - Wessex provides additional support in delivering MECC to SongTrees' Young Artist Musical Ambassadors.
The European Cultural Parliament (ECP) is a membership organisation for citizens of Europe involved in the fields of arts and culture. Its purpose is to strengthen the role of cultural and artistic ideas in the debate on the future of Europe. Its work incorporates letters for dialogue, discussions and debate on crucial and burning issues of importance for European co-operation. The ECP offers a forum for regular debate as well as a meeting place, where networks, ideas and initiatives are created.
Kuumba Youth Music is a music organization working with young people of all abilities who wish to progress their musical ability and understanding. Based in the East End of London, the organization is led by and serves an ethnically diverse population.
Live Music Now is a UK-wide initiative set-up by Sir Yehudi Menuhin and Ian Stoutzker in 1977. Every year they deliver thousands of interactive programmes into care homes, hospitals, healthcare settings and schools throughout the year, providing training and employment to young professional musicians. Live Music Now musicians are mentor/models for the SongTrees YAMA Programme.
The Royal Academy of Music is an institution with a global reputation for excellence and innovation. The oldest conservatoire in the UK, the Royal Academy can with confidence claim to embody and provide the highest quality music tuition across Europe and the rest of the world. The Academy has a strong commitment to expanding music participation through working with other organisations and in community environments. SongTrees's main cohort of Young Artist Musical Ambassadors are from the Primary and Junior Academy, Royal Academy of Music, and its Young Professional YAMAs are from the University of Oxford and Royal Academy of Music.
X-System, the brain-child of the late Prof Paul Robertson and Prof Nigel Osborne, has developed cutting-edge technology which accurately and reliably categorises music by its physical effect on the autonomic nervous system. It does this by modelling the function of the lower brain to predict the effect of music on the arousal of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The technology, known as the the Innate Neurophysiological Response to Music (INRM), has significant benefits for health and wellbeing, particularly when utilised within MMST's Young Artist Musical Ambassadors' bespoke care-home programme of live and recorded music.