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About Us

Find out more about who we are and what we do.

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. Our vision is for accessible and excellent musical learning and engagement, inspiring and enriching the lives of all children and young people. 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.

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Our History

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 Crown Dependencies, 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 high-quality music education provision for all children and young people.

You can find out more about what we’ve been up to recently and what our plans are for the future in our Annual Review and our 2023 – 2026 Strategic Plan.

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Our Members

Music Mark members are leaders in music education and collectively form a national network of organisations and individuals providing high-quality music education for all children and young people. Our membership comprises of music services, the lead organisations of music education hubs, music education organisations, schools and individuals working or studying in music education.

Through the collective strength of our membership, we are able to develop networks, resources and training that help the sector to support children and young people in their musical development.

Member Directory

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Our Team

Our staff team supports our members and the music education sector, delivering our training and events programme, advising and influencing policymakers, and working with schools. The collective experience of our Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee informs our work and strategy. Our membership steers our direction and activity, guiding the work we do to support a high-quality, diverse and inclusive music education for all children and young people in the UK.

Meet the Team

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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.  

Read our Sustainability Statement