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Raising awareness around the importance of music education

Music Mark joins other national arts organisations in raising concerns about a proposed 50% cut in Higher Education Funding of the Creative and Performing Arts

The Office for Students is the independent regulator for higher education in England. Their aim is to ensure that every student, whatever…

5th May 2021

Music Mark welcomes the publication of the government’s Model Music Curriculum for England

The government has today published the long-awaited Model Music Curriculum, which provides guidance to teachers on ways to deliver the English National…

26th Mar 2021

Music Mark partners with Arts Council England to support the future of Music Education Hubs

Music Mark has been working in partnership with Arts Council England (ACE) for a number of years to provide training and resources…

Schools Minister Nick Gibb responds to joint letter from Music Mark, ISM, MTA & MU

In November, we wrote to the Department for Education asking for further clarification surrounding music tuition outside of school hours, following the…

25th Jan 2021

Schools Minister Nick Gibb responds to Music Mark and confirms ‘vital role’ of Music Education Hubs

In July we wrote to the Department for Education to ask about how they would support music education organisations during this difficult…

30th Nov 2020

Clarity needed as England goes into a Second Lockdown

Music Mark has worked with three other national bodies for music education – the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM), the Music Teachers’…

#CanDoMusic campaign calls on government to reinstate bursaries for trainee music teachers

Following the reported removal of postgraduate bursaries for Initial Teacher Training in Music, Music Mark has sent a letter in partnership with…

21st Oct 2020

Music Mark, ISM and MTA send Letter to the Secretary of State for Education asking for Music Education Support

Following conversations with many of its members, Music Mark has sent a letter in partnership with the Incorporated Society of Musicians and…

24th Sep 2020

A letter to Welsh Minister for Education Kirsty Williams

Music Mark, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Tŷ Cerrd and Anthem have today written to Welsh Minister for Education Kirsty Williams on behalf of the music education providers in Wales calling…

23rd Sep 2020

Update for the Music Mark Membership

Your Music Mark team is working hard over the summer to get answers and help for you.  Conversations with Arts Council England,…

30th Jul 2020

10 Things Schools Should Know About Music: #5 Music is Fun

“Music is a creative outlet and exercises my mind in a totally different way.” – student at Huntington school, Yorkshire When we…

21st Jul 2020

Moving towards an anti-racist professional practice: Developing understanding and awareness

The words below are adapted from a presentation given to Music Mark Members by Jenn Raven of Sound Connections. The presentation formed…

13th Jul 2020

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