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The latest developments in the music education sector

Our response to DfE’s Call for Evidence on the National Plan for Music Education

  The first National Plan for Music Education (NPME) published in 2011 set out a ‘flexible template for high quality music provision throughout a…

13th Feb 2020

Meet the Trainer: Ruth Lesirge, Honorary President of the Association of Chairs, talks to Music Mark

“I am often heard saying that there are 120 Music Education Hubs in England and 121 ways of running one, but what…

7th Feb 2020

Music Mark Response to the Arts Council’s new 10 Year Strategy – ‘Let’s Create’

Music Mark is the UK Association for Music Education, a Membership Organisation that provides support to those who share our vision of…

4th Feb 2020

Music Mark Conference 2020 – Call for Content

Please note due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have decided to extend our deadline to accept the Conference 2020 Call for Content form….

30th Jan 2020

Music Mark Annual Conference 2019: How We Played the Bigger Game

Music Mark’s Annual Conference visited Sheffield this year for two days of discussion, debate, networking and workshops in the magnificent Cutlers’ Hall….

28th Nov 2019

Saved by the bell: Continued funding and uplift secured for Music Hubs

The UK Association of Music Education – Music Mark has today received confirmation from the Department of Education (DfE) of ongoing funding…

5th Nov 2019

Looking ahead: Westminster Forum discusses music education of today and tomorrow

This past Monday 7th of October, Music Mark CEO Bridget Whyte took part in the Westminster Education Forum policy conference, dedicated to…

“Arts and culture can heal division”. We caught up with our conference Keynote, MEP Magid Magid

In the run up to our Annual Conference 2019, dedicated to the theme of Partnership, Collaboration and Enterprise, we are asking delegates…

26th Sep 2019

Risk to teachers’ jobs and access to music education as hub funding not confirmed

Network of 121 music education hubs and jobs of more than 12,000 peripatetic music teachers at risk Current funding settlement for music…

To the Secretary of State for Education – an open letter published in The Times

Penned and sent by The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and The UK Association of Music Education – Music Mark.  See letter…

“Celebrate the successes!”, and other things we learned from Music Mark’s Leadership Development Programme

What does leadership actually mean, and what kind of leader are you? How can you get better at it? As the next…

5th Sep 2019

Happier staff = happier students. Music Mark talks wellbeing maths with Rachel Pink

As Music Mark prepares for its upcoming Leadership Development Programme session on Staff Wellbeing this June 18th, we caught up with Rachel…

31st May 2019