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The latest developments in the music education sector

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

Early Bird Tickets for the Music Mark Digital Conference are on sale now

I’m delighted to announce that the Music Mark conference 2020 is happening online this year on Friday 20th November. The focus is…

8th Sep 2020

The 10 Things Schools Should Know About Music campaign – Bridget Whyte

“We mustn’t forget or underestimate the impact music has on our children” These words from a parent of a child involved in…

1st Sep 2020

Back to school, back to singing

Sing Up’s Michelle James on specially commissioned guidance from Professor Martin Ashley on singing in schools during COVID-19. Sing Up and Music…

10 Things Schools Should Know About Music: #10 Music Builds Life Skills

“I absolutely cannot stress enough how important music (and the arts) are in schools. It gives the opportunity to create and massively…

24th Aug 2020

10 Things Schools Should Know About Music: #9 Music is for Everybody

“Music is totally inclusive for all our children. I’ve had two children who sang before they spoke and I think that says…

18th Aug 2020