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Music Mark Conference 2024

  • 18-19 November
  • East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

Join us in Nottingham this November for Music Mark’s Annual Conference, with a focus on Sustainability.

Music Mark 2024 Annual Conference

Join us at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham this November for Music Mark’s 2024 annual conference. Learn, share expertise, collaborate, network, and be inspired as we focus on sustainability in music education and explore the actions we should be taking as a sector. From environmental to financial sustainability, and sustainability of workforce and students, this conference will provide insight, inspiration and tangible actions for all those working across the music education ecology.

What to Expect

Over the two days, sessions will cover a range of sustainability themes. Many of the discussions and sessions have been designed and will be delivered by our members, ensuring that you hear directly from peers across the UK who are already incorporating sustainability into their work, as well as from external voices. We will be joined by industry partners who bring specialist knowledge to support you with the obstacles you and your organisation may be facing in these challenging times.

As a delegate, you will have exclusive access to the conference website, which will host the full programme, corporate exhibition pages and on-demand digital content, available to you both before and after the conference.

The best way to keep up to date with the latest news, programme updates and schedule information is to follow us on our Facebook, X (formerly twitter), LinkedIn and Instagram.

Booking is open now! Reserve your place and take advantage of Early Bird prices which are available for a limited time only. Hotel rooms at the on-site Orchard hotel are limited therefore to guarantee conference accommodation, early booking is highly recommended.

Who should come along?

Designed for everyone working across the Music Education sector, the Music Mark conference will offer sessions for all levels of knowledge, skills and experience. There will be opportunities to network with your peers and talk to industry suppliers about the latest offers and innovations.

About Music Mark events and Membership benefit

Subsidised conference tickets are just one of the many benefits of Music Mark membership. To learn more about the full benefits of membership, visit our website here.


You can see full details of the venue’s Access Guide on AccessAble.

Music Mark is committed to providing a safe and accessible event, please let us know on your registration form how we can support you in achieving this or contact us via email at


A full programme will be published in advance of the event. Please see below an outline schedule*.

Monday 18 November

  • 11:00 Conference induction session
  • 12:30 Registration and lunch
  • 13:30 Welcome and Keynote
  • 15:30 Refreshments and exhibition
  • 16:00 Whole conference session
  • 18:00 Break and hotel check-in
  • 19:30 Drinks reception and dinner
  • 22:00 Close
Tuesday 19 November

  • 08:30 Registration and exhibition
  • 09:15 Opening plenary
  • 10:20 Breakout sessions
  • 11:15 Refreshments and exhibition
  • 11:45 Breakout sessions
  • 12:45 Lunch and exhibition
  • 13:45 Breakout sessions
  • 14:45 Keynote
  • 16:30 Refreshments and networking
  • 17:00 Close

*Times subject to change

Attend this event

Member Tickets (Early Bird)
  • £400+VAT – Full Conference Ticket (2 days + Dinner + Accommodation)
  • £275+VAT – Full Conference Ticket without hotel (2 days + Dinner)
  • £140+VAT – Tuesday only (Day ticket only)
  • £50 + VAT – Student* Ticket (Tuesday only)
  • £290 +VAT Freelance Ticket (2 days + Dinner + Accommodation)
  • £165+VAT – Freelance Ticket, no hotel (2 days + Dinner)
Non-Member Tickets (Early Bird)
  • £500+VAT – Full Conference Ticket (2 days + Dinner+ Accommodation)
  • £345+VAT – Full Conference Ticket without hotel (2 days + Dinner)
  • £175+VAT – Tuesday only (Day ticket only)
  • £365 +VAT Freelance Ticket (2 days + Dinner + Accommodation)
  • £210 +VAT – Freelance Ticket (2 days + Dinner)

Bookings with accommodation include a one night stay at the on-site Orchard hotel on Monday 18th November.

* Student tickets are available, but you must be a Music Mark student member. Find out how to join, for free, on our Individual Membership Page.

Financial Hardship Support

It is important to us that financial hardship is not a barrier to attendance. If you want to attend the conference, but cost or any other concern creates a barrier, contact us via the support form, and we will be happy to discuss options.

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About the Provider

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.