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Next steps for music education in England and implementing the new curriculum

November 2021

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
This conference will look at next steps for music education following the publication of the Government’s Model Music Curriculum and the Ofsted subject research review.

It will also be a timely opportunity to discuss the curriculum’s implementation, the likely impact on teaching standards in schools, and funding priorities for its delivery.

With the conference taking place in the context of the ongoing pandemic and the UK leaving the EU, delegates will also consider the wider impact of music education on the creative sector and the opportunities presented for creating a talent pipeline for the music industry, as well as the sector’s recovery from the pandemic.

We are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions from:

  • Mark Phillips, National Lead for Music, Ofsted - on improving standards in music
  • Bridget Whyte, Chief Executive, Music Mark - on immediate priorities for music education


Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. Places have been reserved by officials from Cabinet Office; the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport; the Department for Education; the Department for International Trade; and the Intellectual Property Office. Also due to attend are representatives from 'On The Edge' Fusion Youth Orchestra; ABRSM; Barking & Dagenham Community Music Service; Berkshire Maestros; Birmingham City University; Birmingham Royal Ballet; British Kodály Academy; Centre for Research in Early Childhood, Birmingham; Chancellor's School, Hertfordshire; Charanga; Collins Music; Guildhall School of Music & Drama; Guildhall Young Artists, Centre for Young Musicians, London; Hampshire Music Service; Hayes Park School; Hertfordshire Music Service; Leeds Trinity University; Leicestershire Schools Music Service; Lichfield Cathedral School, Lichfield; Liverpool City Region Music Board; MPA Group of Companies; National Children's Orchestras; National Youth Choirs of Great Britain; Norfolk Music Service; OCR; Opera North; PMLL; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; Royal Opera House; Teesside University; The Matthew Nicholls Foundation; Tower Hamlets Council; University of East Anglia; University of Oxford; University of Southampton; University of the West of England; and University of Warwick.
A press pass has been reserved by a representative from the Mark Allen Group.

This is a full-scale conference taking place online***

  • full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording and transcript to refer back to
  • information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
  • conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
  • speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
  • opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
  • a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials are made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
  • delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely

Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference

This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles