The basics…

The Great Escape and CMU bring together music educators, music development organisations and the music industry to discuss the best ways to nurture, support and educate young musicians, early-career music-makers and future music talent – on and off stage.

Tapping into the latest research work from CMU’s Pathways Into Music Foundation, we’ll look at how DIY phase artists are going about building a fanbase in 2022, and how educators can inform that process and sign-post the tools and resources now available.

Plus what are the biggest challenges facing music educators today – and what support can the music industry offer?


● Music education post-COVID – what’s the plan?
● Mapping new talent development – in the UK and beyond
● Fanbase building in 2022
● Best practice in teaching creative entrepreneurship
● Joining the dots in music education and the music industry
● Better professional development in the music business


Music + Education takes place on Wednesday 11 May 2022 at Jury’s Inn Waterfront and is open to anyone with a TGE delegate or conference pass.

Standalone tickets for the Music + Education strand will also be available soon.