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The latest developments in the music education sector

Music Mark Annual Conference 2021 – Call for Content

We are calling for content for our Annual Conference, this year taking place on 2nd – 3rd December 2021 at the Hilton…

2nd Feb 2021

Why just ‘doing’ music isn’t enough; What did we learn from Mark Phillips’ webinar?

On 14th January, we were delighted to be joined by Mark Phillips HMI, Ofsted’s National Lead for Music, for our first Member…

1st Feb 2021

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

Music Mark announces Trustee appointments

Yesterday at the Music Mark AGM it was announced that Jan Ford, Orchestras Live, and Peter Smally, NMPAT, were elected to the…

13th 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’…

Let’s get Music back into Schools

Survey finds that music delivery in schools has reduced, but the #CanDoMusic campaign can help. The new academic year began with the…

23rd Oct 2020

Music Mark appoints Researcher and Advisor to explore racism and representation in Music Education

Following the Black Lives Matter movement and events this summer, Music Mark has appointed a consultant to help it and its membership…

22nd Oct 2020

#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

Dr Kanneh-Mason and Dr Rock revealed as Music Mark conference Keynote Speakers

After announcing earlier this month that award-winning saxophonist and broadcaster YolanDa Brown will be hosting our annual conference, we are now pleased to reveal that this year’s keynote speakers will be Dr Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason…

24th Sep 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

Award-winning YolanDa Brown to host Music Mark’s first digital Annual Conference

We reveal a TV-style studio, multiple channels, virtual exhibition and more as our flagship event goes fully digital for the first time….

18th Sep 2020