We strive for an inclusive, high quality music education for all.
Welcome to Music Mark
We are a membership organisation, Subject Association, and an Arts Council England Investment Principles Support Organisation (IPSO) advocating for excellent musical learning in and out of school.
We support our members through training and resources, connect them with the wider Music Education network across the UK, and influence on their behalf at a national level. In doing so, we champion a diverse, accessible, and government-supported music education provision to inspire and enrich the lives of all children and young people in the UK. Find out more about our Vision and Mission.
Watch our short video to meet the Music Mark team, find out what we do, and why it’s so important to us to advocate for the power of music education.
Music Mark formed in 2013 when The Federation of Music Services (FMS) and the National Association of Music Educators (NAME) merged. Whilst FMS represented Music Services across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Isles, NAME was a professional network with key links to Government and educational bodies.
Our work reflects the history of the two organisations but has evolved and expanded its scope. We work in partnership with our members and other organisations in the sector to ensure a quality music education provision for all children and young people.
Every music hub lead organisation in England is a member of Music Mark, and we have a growing membership in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and overseas. We welcome a diverse range of music education organisations, schools, teachers, individuals, and industry partners to our membership.
Our email and social communications enjoy a UK-wide, informed and engaged following. Follow us on Twitter to see what we’re up to.
“Solidarity of our sector with unified expert voice. We’d pay the membership fee for this alone. The rest is a bonus!” – Comment from 2021 Member Survey
Our staff team support our members and the wider sector, delivering our training and events programme, advising and influencing governments and NGOs and working with schools and music services. Our Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee are drawn from across the membership, and their collective expertise informs what we do.
Our membership steers our direction and activity, so by joining Music Mark, you will impact the work we do for children and young people, enabling us to achieve our goal of a quality, diverse and inclusive music education for all children and young people in the UK.
At Music Mark we believe that everyone has a responsibility to work towards a more sustainable society, and in our own working context to a more environment and climate aware music education sector.
As the UK’s membership organisation for music education, our role is to support, connect, and influence for and on behalf of our members and how we work in relation to the Climate Crisis can have a reach beyond that of our own organisational context.