What's going on in music education in the UK?
Find out about the latest changes at local, regional and national level on the Music Education UK website, including info on:
- music education hubs
- the government's National Plan for Music Education (NPME)
- the Henley Reviews of Music Education and Cultural Education
- Ofsted reports on music education
Keep up to date with our news and events listings, browse our music education directories and check out our twice-yearly magazine, Music Education UK.
Here come the hubs
122 new music education hubs were announced on 4 May 2012 by Arts Council England. The hubs began delivering activity in September 2012.
Issue 3 of Music Education UK magazine (Summer 2012) contains a profile of Portsmouth Music Hub (winners of the Hub Innovation award at this year's inaugural Music Teacher Awards) with a description of its first hub-wide production, Seascape, which took place in March 2012 at Portsmouth Guildhall. This was followed by a second production, Circus-scape (pictured above), at Portsmouth's King's Theatre in March 2013.
Music Education UK has created an information centre, HubCentral, on this site. Click here for more information.
Musicians' Union Music Education Hub Pack
Read the MU's Music Education Hub Pack here.
Hubs, NPME, Henley, Ofsted
Is your finger on the pulse? Losing track? Here are tweets about music hubs, the National Plan for Music Education, the latest Henley Review of Cultural Education and the Ofsted Music Report.
The Henley Review of Cultural Education
Including contributions from Michael Gove and Darren Henley.
Your Plan. Our guide
Following the publication of the National Plan for Music Education in England, we have produced a new guide including a Q&A summary of the Plan and feedback from a wide range of key individuals within the sector.
To download the 8-page guide, just click the cover image on the left.
About the Music Education UK NPME information hub
- The Music Education UK team supports the Plan by publishing an information hub on this website.
- You can access this using the links at the left or from the website address, nationalmusicplan.com.
What's going on internationally?
Music Education UK's sister company, Music Education Asia, publishes the Music Education Asia website and magazine and organises the new international music education conference, musiclearninglive!Asia.
The conference grew out of the successful musiclearninglive! conferences which ran from 2008 to 2012 at The Sage Gateshead (2008), the Royal Northern College of Music (2009/2010), the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2011) and the Institute of Education (2012).
Directed by internationally renowned music education specialist and Founder of Musical Futures, David Price OBE, musiclearninglive!Asia will welcome 1,200+ music educators, performers and exhibitors from all over the world to Singapore from 23-26 October 2013.
David is one of two conference keynote speakers from the UK (the other two being from the US). The second, concert pianist and Head of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music, Joanna MacGregor, will present a piano masterclass and a concert for delegates.
Other UK presenters include:
- Kathryn Andrews
- Steven Berryman
- Manuella Blackburn
- Pamela Burnard
- Alan Crawford
- Abigail D'Amore
- Lucinda Geoghegan
- Anna Gower
- Fran Hannan
- Michael Harper
- Simon Hewitt Jones
- Lee Higgins
- Emma Hooper
- John Howard
- Brendon Le Page
- Bill Martin
- Pete Moser
- Phil Mullen
- Alok Nayak
- Christopher Norton
- Marcel Pusey
- Emily Segal
- Lisa Tregale
- Charlie Williams
- Katherine Zeserson
Early Bird rates are available until 31 July 2013. To find out more, click here.