Music Mark Annual Conference 2021
December 2 - December 3
We are so pleased to announce our 2021 Annual Conference will take place as a hybrid event this year, with our live conference taking place on 2-3 December 2021 at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton, and our virtual conference microsite going live on 25 November until January.
Early Bird tickets are now available to buy via the booking form below until 1 October, when general release tickets will go on sale with a 10% price increase. Book your Early Bird tickets here.
Fast Forward: Technology and Music Education
The theme for this year is Technology And Music Education. Technology is a key element of all aspects of music education – as an instrument, as a learning and teaching tool, as well as supporting administration and communication. With this theme, we will explore how to take advantage and harness the power of technology to support and enhance the work of a 21st Century Music Education sector.
After running our first ever digital conference in 2020, this year’s event will incorporate some of our favourite digital elements, such as the Virtual Exhibition, On Demand videos, and the ability for delegates to attend virtually, into the traditional conference format.
Read more about our 2020 digital conference and watch our short highlight video below.
Whilst allowing greater flexibility and accessibility with these virtual elements, after a year of on-screen meetings, teaching, and events, we and many of our members are very much looking forward to reuniting in person in Brighton, and meeting some new faces.
Meet our host!
This year’s Annual Conference will be hosted by BISHI – singer, electronic rock-sitarist, composer, producer, and performer. As a multi-instrumentalist, she has been trained in both Hindustani and Western Classical styles and studied the sitar under Gaurav Mazumdar, a senior disciple of Ravi Shankar.
BISHI is also the founder of WITCiH: The Women in Technology Creative Industries Hub, a platform elevating Womxn in Tech, giving her a unique perspective on our conference exploring technology and music education.
As a passionate advocate for inclusivity in the music industry & the gender equality of women in tech, we are so thrilled that BISHI will be taking part in this year’s annual conference as host and keynote speaker.
Attend this event
Early Bird tickets are now available to book at the following prices:
- Full Conference Ticket – includes Thursday & Friday conference, Thursday dinner and hotel accommodation, plus full access to virtual conference platform. £360+VAT for members, £475 +VAT for non-members
- Virtual Only Ticket – includes access to the virtual conference content for the full conference period. £100+VAT for members, £150 +VAT for non-members
- Young Persons & Full Time Student Ticket – for delegates under 25 years old and those in full-time education. £30 – £45 +VAT for members, £50 – £75 for non-members
Single day passes are also available.
About Music Mark
The UK Association for Music Education – Music Mark is a membership organisation and Subject Association advocating for excellent musical learning in and out of school.
We support our members through training and resources, connect them with the wider Music Education network across the UK, and influence on their behalf at a national level. In doing so, we champion a diverse, accessible, and government-supported music education provision to inspire and enrich the lives of all children and young people in the UK.