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Updates from the UK's music education sector

More than 4,000 young people set to perform at free music festival

A FREE two-day music festival featuring more than 4,000 talented young musicians will take place in Birmingham on July 8-9, 2022. The…

23rd Jun 2022

Every Copy Counts launches Annual CopyCat Challenge

Taking place this week (20 – 24 June) across the country, the CopyCat Challenge is an online, end-of-term initiative designed to encourage…

20th Jun 2022

NCO Open Auditions for 2023

Having enjoyed a triumphant return to in-person activity through its 2022 National programme and brand new Projects programme, NCO is delighted to…

14th Jun 2022

Orchestras for All announce NOFA Summer concert

Orchestras for All (OFA) is excited to announce that its National Orchestra for All (NOFA) members will be performing live in concert…

14th Jun 2022

Welcome Faz Shah – Musician, Composer, Actor and Music Mark’s newest Champion

Musician Faz Shah has been appointed as Music Mark’s newest Champion, joining Dr Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason If you were lucky enough to attend…

8th Jun 2022

Breathing World: new youth composer competition launched

Following the global success of Wildlife Artist of the Year, the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) has launched a new nationwide competition…

30th May 2022

Bridget's Blog

Updates from Music Mark's Chief Executive, Bridget Whyte

Bridget’s blog: ‘We’ve always done it this way!’ – Embracing change

Talk Into Action Conference Series: Save the Dates! 9 November – Bristol, MShed 14 November – London, Conway Hall 18 November –…

6th Jun 2022

Introducing….A Common Approach 2022

When we closed the Music Mark central office in London in 2020, one of the biggest decisions was what to do with…

3rd May 2022

Bridget’s Blog: Music, for goodness sake?

How we advocate for music is an ongoing discussion in the music education world. Should we celebrate music for its intrinsic value…

25th Apr 2022

Bridget’s Blog: An Easter break of music-making

As many colleagues head into the first week of their Easter Break (and for others they have just one more week to…

4th Apr 2022

Bridget’s Blog: Refreshing A Common Approach for 2022

When we cleared out the Music Mark office in the Autumn of 2020, we had a difficult decision to make; should we…

28th Mar 2022

Bridget’s Blog: thank you to our music educators

Ahead of the Music and Drama Education Awards on 23 March, Bridget takes a moment to look back at the inspiring contributions…

22nd Mar 2022

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