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Music Education Council Online Seminar

Music Education Council

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 Online Seminar

Music Education Sector: The Year of Sudden Impact

15th October 10am – 12pm


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2020 will go down in history as the year of ‘sudden impact’ and two monumental events combined to warrant such a definition; Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter. This seminar presents views from across the music education sector, with particular reference to the influence of these unprecedented events and the impact they have had on music and music education UK-Wide.

Confirmed speakers and panel session contributors include:

■  Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive, ISM

■  Nate Holder, Saxophonist l Author l Music Education Consultant

■  Robert Adediran, Music Masters I’m In Programme

■  Paul Mc Manus, CEO, Music Industries Association (MIA)

■  Laura Gardiner, Foundation Director, Benedetti Foundation

■  Emma Lines, Senior Programme Manager, Drake Music Scotland

■  Simon Glenister, Chief Executive, Noise Solution CIC

■  Sharon Jagdev Powell, Deputy Head of Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service

■  Emma Archer, Newport Head of Service and CAGAC representative with ME


1. UK-Wide view from colleagues in Scotland, NI Ireland, Wales and England

2. The impact of COVID-19 health and wellbeing: orchestras, singing, schools, social isolation, mental-health and the workforce

3. The impact of Black Live Matter: decolonising the curriculum and exam syllabus and representation in the music education sector

4. Reasons to be cheerful Part 1

Who should attend?

This event is for anyone working in music education and from any part of the music education sector. Whether you work with children or adults as a music practitioner or teacher, whether you work for a Music Education Hub or an amateur orchestra or choir. This event is for creative producers, music managers and those in a position to initiate change.    

There is NO CHARGE for this event and we encourage you to share this invitation with all those invested in Music Education on any level.


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