We hosted our first entirely digital Summer Summit on 26th June 2020. There were speakers from ACE, DfE, Music Teacher’s Association and the wider Music Education sector. We discussed key topics relating to funding, music education in schools and the possibilities for ensemble learning now. Listen again here!
Session 1: Open for Business
In this session we hear from Amerjit Basi who is the Arts Policy Lead at the Department for Education, from Hannah Fouracre who is the Director of Music Education at Arts Council England and from James Dickinson, head of Hull Music Service the lead organisation of the Music Education Hub for Hull and the chair of the Music Mark Board of Trustees. There’s a Q&A with delegates which follows the initial presentations. The main discussion is how Music Education can continue in schools and what the official guidance is going forward.
Session 2: Music Unlocked and Ready, Sponsored by ABRSM
In this session we hear from Gary Griffiths the author of the Music Mark Music Unlocked guides and also from Professor Martin Ashley who is an expert in singing and has done a significant piece of work for ABCD – the Association of British Choral Directors – which he will tell us more about. There’s a Q&A which follows.
Session 3: The Show Must Go On – Ensembles and Performances, Sponsored by Warwick Music Group
In this session we hear from Nottingham and Lincolnshire Music Services, as well as the National Youth Orchestra, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Music for Youth and Open Up. Ian Burton from Nottingham Music Service chairing the session. The key focus is on how ensemble teaching has continued remotely.
Session 4: School Engagement, Sponsored by MyMusicPB
In this session we hear from some music teachers and school leaders in a panel set up for us by the MTA – the Music Teachers Association. Simon Toyne – chair of the MTA and head of Music at the David Ross Education Trust chairs the session which focusses on the importance of maintaining music provision in schools.
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