Get ready to kick off the academic year with a bang! Enhance your skills and join the vibrant music education community through our exciting programme of training and events for the 2023 Autumn Term. From our highly anticipated Annual Conference to a webinar update from Ofsted, leadership training courses, and interactive music teacher CPD, we’ve got an array of opportunities to enhance your music education practice.
Best of all, many of these events are completely free to attend or subsidised for Members, so mark your calendars and discover the highlights of our Autumn Term training and events programme below.
27 – 28 November 2023 | Music Mark Annual Conference 2023
Music Mark’s 10 year anniversary conference will gather together our members, colleagues and team for one unforgettable event at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl. Join the Music Mark team this November to learn, network, and be inspired as we celebrate dynamism in music education and explore what the next decade holds for the sector. Find out more and get your tickets here.
Training and events for those working in administration, marketing, finance, and more
27 September and 4 October 2023 | Supporting Trans and Non-binary Young People with The Proud Trust
A two-part course with the Proud Trust covering terminology and common myths surrounding gender, as well as practical advice and knowledge on helping to support Trans and Non-binary young people. Find out more.
5 October 2023 | Why Music x Music Mark: Black History Month and engaging with Black Culture all year-round
As part of the Why Music x Music Mark Autumn 2023 series, Natasha Hendry discusses the importance of engaging with Black history & culture throughout the year in the music curriculum, for the benefit of all students. See more.
11 October 2023 | Why Music x Music Mark: Using Caribbean Music as a Tool for Music Education
In the second presentation of the Why Music x Music Mark Autumn 2023 series, Stefan Walcott looks at ways in which the parameters which make up Caribbean music could be used in music education. Find out more.
More sessions in the Why Music x Music Mark Autumn 2023 series will be coming soon – stay tuned!
Training and events for music teachers, schools, community musicians and educators
28 September 2023 | Identifying Musical Talent and Potential – an introduction to AYM’s acclaimed ITP training for music leaders
Let Awards for Young Musicians (AYM) introduce you to their acclaimed Identifying Musical Talent and Potential (ITP) training. This short taster session will provide tutors and teachers with tools, resources, and practical activities to help them identify potential in a diverse range of young people. Find out more.
12 October 2023| Peer group: Instrumental and Vocal Tutors
A termly online peer group meet-up for Instrumental and Vocal Tutors who are Music Mark members. An opportunity to connect, discuss and learn from people with similar roles across the sector in a relaxed and friendly setting. Sign up here.
16 October 2023| Ofsted Update on Music in Schools
Join Ofsted’s Christopher Stevens, HMI National Lead for Music as he returns to speak with Music Mark. During this session Christopher will give a presentation, followed by time for your questions to be answered. Find out more and register here.
7 November 2023 | Tuesday Teach Meets
Join us for our online discussion group for classroom and instrumental music teachers. This is your opportunity to bring along a cup of tea and finish your day (or start your evening) meeting and chatting with colleagues around the country, sharing your experiences and talking about the hot topics in music education. Sign up here.
Training and events for those in leadership or managerial roles
29th September 2023 – 14th March 2024 | High Impact Senior Leadership
A virtual leadership development programme designed for Leaders within Music Hubs, led by Andy Hind. Over the duration of six months, this course helps develop leadership skills, thinking and practices, allowing organisations to foster ‘followship’ principles and ensure good succession planning for solid and expanding futures. Find out more and book here.
10 October | Leading Difficult Professional Conversations
How do we hold difficult conversations in a way that is supportive of others, productive, and meaningful, rather than just superficial or performative? Join Andy Hind for a two-hour workshop on facilitating difficult professional conversations, ranging from addressing under performance to telling an employee that their job is at risk of redundancy. Book your place here.
…And that’s not all. We also regularly programme events in response to need, signpost to other events across the sector, and run a number of peer groups, mentoring programmes, and coaching programmes which all members are invited to get involved with.
To keep up to date with the latest music education events and training opportunities from us and our partners across the sector, be sure to visit our Training & Events pages or sign up to our monthly Training & Events newsletter.