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What’s on at Music Mark this Summer Term 2024?

20th March 2024

Red floral banner with the Music Mark logo. White and yellow text reads 'Summer Term 2024, Check out our programme of training and events for the summer term 2024!'. There is a yellow circle on the right containing a red arrow.

With 2024 in full swing, find out how you can enhance your skills and engage with the wider music education community in the Summer Term with our exciting programme of training and events. From our ‘Music Mark Fundamentals’ training courses, to practical Q&A sessions and music teacher CPD, we offer a diverse range 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 Summer Term training and events programme below.


Training and events for those working in administration, marketing, finance, and more

A cartoon of a money box with three hands dropping coins into the box is in the centre. Text reads 'Fundraising Fundamentals. Designed for those working wtih Music Hubs & Services. Explore budgeting & different sources of funding. Learn how to design a fundraising & development strategy. 6 sessions across 6 weeks, 9th May - 20th June 2024, 1.30 - 3pm: online (Zoom).9th May – 20th June 2024 | Fundraising Fundamentals

This online course is designed to guide those working in fundraising for Music Hubs and Services through the principles, challenges and opportunities of raising funds in this context. This course will combine live group sessions and one-on-one support to ensure that participants gain the maximum benefit from the series. Whether you are a seasoned fundraiser or someone new to the role without much previous experience, Fundraising Fundamentals will provide meaningful support and guidance for you to take away. Book here.

12th June – 17th July | Marketing Fundamentals

This six-week course for those working in Music Hubs and Services will introduce you to the fundamental principles of Marketing, from writing a marketing strategy to capturing data and evaluating your marketing activity, and giving you tips, techniques, and a solid foundation to enhance your organisation’s communication and marketing impact. We’ll provide you with valuable insights on managing your social media presence, optimising your website for maximum search engine visibility, and crafting engaging emails. Book your place.


Training and events for those in leadership or managerial roles

Talk into Action logo16th April – 4th July 2024 | Talk into Action: Emerge to Thrive

Emerge to Thrive is a series of online masterclasses and workshops on learning how to effectively lead on a commitment to EDI in your organisation. Designed for leaders of Diversity and/or Inclusion, this course will help develop your skills and help you to instigate change in your organisation and beyond. Due to popular demand earlier this year, Emerge to Thrive is being offered again this summer! Find out more and sign up here.

8th May 2024 | The ABRSM Discount Scheme – Q&A

ABRSM has made funding available via an exam discount scheme for UK Music Services designed to ease some of the financial barriers that families can face in accessing exams. Join ABRSM’s Deputy Head of Engagement, James Welburn, and Music Mark consultant Gary Griffiths for an informal online session to find out more about the scheme and explore how you can make it work in your area. Register now.

Join experts from PMLL, PRS and CCLI as they answer your questions on licensing for recorded, written and performed music.

20th June 2024 | Music Licensing in Education – Q&A

With a focus on schools, this Q&A session will give you the chance to put questions to leading Music Licensing organisations Printed Music Licensing Ltd (PMLL), PRS for Music and Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI), and help you navigate the world of Music Licensing for your school or organisation. Book here.


Training and events for music teachers, schools, community musicians and educators

Red Background, with circles in Music Mark colours of Yellow and various greys. In front of this background is a white line drawing of tablas, plus a white ipad in similar style..

Catherine Brentnall leads a session on the growth of A Common Approach with introductions to the new Music Tech and Tabla sections.

22nd April 2024 | A Common Approach: Introducing Tech and Tabla

Two years on from the relaunch of A Common Approach, join Editor and Coordinator Catherine Brentnall to find out more about how the resource continues to expand and evolve to better support the diversity of instrumental and vocal teaching in the UK. This session will introduce the new and improved music technology section, and demonstrate the curriculum for Tabla which was launched earlier this year.  Sign up now.

24th April 2024 | Musical Playfulness for Pupils with PMLD

As part of our New Directions in Inclusive Music series with MEHEM Uprising, this webinar introduces practitioners to the Musical Play Framework: a new, evidence-based approach to teacher/pupil interaction that offers meaningful musical opportunities for pupils with PMLD. Rosie Rushton will introduce the framework, sharing practical activities as well as research evidence that demonstrates its impact. Book your place.

… And those are just the highlights! Make sure to visit our Training & Events page to see our full Summer Term programme. 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.