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Research Shorts ‘Reimagining Music Education’ in conversation with Mary Stakelum

As Music Mark celebrates its 10th birthday year, we have been looking back across the decade and seeing how we got here…

5th Oct 2023

Research Roundup – September 2023

This month it’s back to school for music teachers and university lecturers in the UK: our round up collects recent publications and…

26th Sep 2023

Research Shorts: Young children’s musical play in the outdoors

As autumn is in the air, I’m talking with Stefanie Williams about musical play outdoors with young children. Stefanie is an early…

19th Sep 2023

Research Shorts: Decoding music education with dyslexic students

Last week I mentioned the North West Conference, where Kristl Kirk was one of the presenters sharing her brilliant research on supporting…

12th Sep 2023

Research Shorts: Perceptions and experiences of the changing adolescent female singing voice

This week I’ve been at the Music Mark North West conference, meeting educators, researchers, practitioners, and industry leads, held at the Royal…

5th Sep 2023

Research Shorts: From conservatoire students to music educators

Last month, I met with Dr Luan Shaw who is based at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire to talk more about her and her…

22nd Aug 2023

Research Roundup: August 2023

I’m Dr Sarah K. Whitfield, and I’m the new Research Lead for Music Mark. One of the things I’ll be doing each…

15th Aug 2023

Research Shorts: Count Me In!: Inclusive approaches to music ensembles and performances

Back in July, Music Mark went along to the launch of Count Me In! a new resource for inclusive music teaching at…

8th Aug 2023

Research Shorts: Experiencing an “overwhelmingly white” music curriculum

This week I spoke with Natasha Hendry about her vital work in anti-racist music education, and in particular her work to understand…

1st Aug 2023