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MUSIC FOR YOUTH APPOINTS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Music for Youth, the national music education charity that runs the Regional Festivals, National Festivals and Schools Prom Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall has appointed Judith Webster as its new chief executive.
Judith, who is currently leading Youth Music's national youth singing project as part of the Cultural Olympiad, Youth Music Voices, replaces Lincoln Abbotts, who leaves Music for Youth to take up the role of Teaching and Learning Development Director at ABRSM.
Commenting on her appointment Judith said “Music for Youth is a hugely successful organisation, earning its place in the hearts of large numbers of teachers and young people all over the country. It will be a privilege to have the opportunity to build on recent developments and to be part of its continuing success.”
Judith has 19 years experience working in music education having run the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s highly respected Community and Education Programme for ten years in the 90’s, before becoming Head of Education Strategy for the London Sinfonietta and Interim Director of Programmes for Youth Music. More recently, Judith designed and led the Postgraduate Diploma course in Creative Leadership for the Royal College of Music and has a successful music education consultancy practice.
David Hamid, Chairman of Music for Youth said “We are delighted to appoint Judith in the role of chief executive. We ran a thorough recruitment process with some high calibre candidates. Judith has a huge amount of experience to draw on as she leads the organisation into its next phase of development.”