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 thrice-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 the new Portsmouth Music Hub with a description of its first hub-wide performance, Seascape, which took place on 14 March 2012 at Portsmouth Guildhall.
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).
musiclearninglive!Asia is directed by internationally renowned music education specialist and Founder of Musical Futures, David Price OBE, and will welcome 1,500+ music educators, performers and exhibitors from all over the world to Singapore from 23-26 October 2013.