About this project

Statistics show that <5% of ‘behind the glass’ sound engineers and only 10% of undergraduate music technology students are women. To challenge this and in support of a broader STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) Sound and Music, The University of Huddersfield and The Yorkshire Sound Women Network have secured funding from Youth Music to offer a cluster of six music technology workshops starting in Summer 2019 in Huddersfield.

Music technology is made up of wide range of disciplines including computer coding, electronics and audio engineering accessible through music making, composition and sonic arts: a spectrum of practices, skills and disciplines that bring science, creativity and expressive arts together. perfectly in a way that is completely absorbing and culturally impactful. Across the globe, organisations are creating opportunities and pathways that address this. These include The Yorkshire Sound Women Network and The Women’s Audio Mission.

The Arts Award

As a participant you will be offered an Arts Award. During the workshops you will document your creative work to achieve your bronze Arts Award or ASDAN qualification. The gold level arts award is recognised as UCAS tariff points. You can find out more about the bronze award here.


As a participant you will be invited to take part in Go Compose’s research on women and girls’ engagement in Music Technology. The purpose of this research is to understand how we can increase the number of women and girls in Music Technology.

For questions email Liz Dobson e.d.dobson@hud.ac.uk