Free music education conference presented by ISM Trust

What now for music education

With the UK music education sector still recovering from the coronavirus pandemic and debate raging around what the education system should be seeking to deliver, the ISM Trust has launched a free online conference to examine the current state of UK music education and debate prospects for the future.

‘Where to next for music education?’ will offer attendees the chance to discuss what the future of the sector might look like across the four nations as we head into 2022.

The conference will bring together experts from across the sector to look at the opportunities and challenges that music educators currently face. It will cover the future for music in schools in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the priorities for early years, and legal rights for music teachers.

There will be a keynote from Mark Phillips, Ofsted’s National Lead for Music, as well as an address from the ISM’s Chief Executive Deborah Annetts. Panel sessions will include expert speakers such as Chair of the Music Education Council, Phil Castang, lecturer and author Dr Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason, Chair of the Senedd Cross-party Group on Music, Rhiannon Passmore, and musician and author Nate Holder. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, have their say and share their experiences.

‘Where to next for music education?’ takes place online from 10am – 4.30pm on Saturday 27 November 2021. To find out more and book your free ticket, visit the ISM website.

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