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Our Supporters

Honorary Patron

Dr Alison Daubney

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Educator, researcher, evaluator, author

Dr Alison Daubney has a portfolio career, combining teaching, training, research and curriculum development across primary, secondary and higher education in and out of school settings.

She is a senior teaching fellow in education at the University of Sussex and has worked extensively on international assessment and curriculum development with the University of Cambridge International Examinations. She has written widely on assessment, technology, musical engagement of children in challenging circumstances and anxiety in performance domains.

Alison with members of Cornwall Youth Choir at the INTERKULTUR International Choir Competition in Hull, April 2023

Alison has lived, taught and worked in Brighton and Hove for over 30 years and is on the strategic partnership board of Brighton and Hove's Music Education Hub. She also regularly works with many other music education hubs, subject associations and arts organisations around the country, leading curriculum development work, running education programmes and undertaking research.

Alison previously served on the DfE Expert Subject Advisory Groups for Music Education and Assessment. She is the current co-editor of the British Journal of Music Education and is the author of "Teaching Primary Music" published by Sage. She is also the co-author of "Music Education: State of the Nation" - a report for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Music Education.

Our Patrons

We are very grateful to all who support our ongoing work. 

Thank you to our wonderful patrons:

Karen Hurn


Dr Karen Dickens

Cornwall Youth Choirs is funded by ASONE by Arts Council England funding.

Cornwall Youth Choirs are kindly supported by many businesses and organisations throughout the county. We are very grateful for their support.

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