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Drake Music Scotland

Drake Music Scotland’s vision is to transform people’s lives through the power of music. They are Scotland’s leading disability music organisation and won Scottish Charity of the Year in 2019.

Since 1997, Drake Music Scotland have created equal opportunities for over 14,000 disabled children and adults to play, compose and perform music, delivering a range of music-making projects with the emphasis on active participation and widening access for all.

Figurenotes, a revolutionary notation system that uses simple colours and shapes to represent the same information as standard music notation, is a key part of Drake Music Scotland’s delivery. The online Figurenotes resource base holds educational and training resources that can currently be accessed by teachers and schools via a small annual subscription.

Drake Music Scotland’s Creative Informatics Challenge Project is to create a new online platform that will transform their Figurenotes resource base into the world’s first and most comprehensive inclusive music hub.

They are looking for a solution that allows users to download resources, constructively rate and critique learning materials, and upload their own creations, creating a unique crowdsourced database of accessible music resources.

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