A FULL-DAY CONFERENCE WITHIN THE TGE CONFERENCE FOCUSED ON THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN MUSIC EDUCATION AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.
In 2018 CMU and The Great Escape put the spotlight on music education through a full-day conference that brought together music educators, music employers and the music business. It was an inspiring day that started a movement to more closely align music education and the music industry. Lots of questions were raised, and in May 2019 – based on new research from CMU Insights – we aim to provide some answers. And then, no doubt, raise more questions!
The CMU+TGE Music Education Conference takes place on Wednesday 8 May. A standalone ‘day ticket’ is also available for this conference for just £65. CLICK HERE to buy a ticket to attend just the music education conference programme.
TOPICS SET TO BE COVERED AT THE CMU+TGE: MUSIC EDUCATION CONFERENCE
• What is music education for anyway?
• Who are the educators and what do they do?
• Which music hubs are getting it right – and why?
• How do education and career paths intersect?
• How could employers help educators right now?
• How could educators help employers right now?
• Who is educating the educators?
• What is the best case for better music education funding?
THE CMU+TGE: MUSIC EDUCATION CONFERENCE IS HOSTED BY…
Chris Cooke Founder & Managing Director, CMU Insights
Phil Nelson Director, Pathways Into Music
AND INCLUDES INSIGHTS FROM…
Adam Joolia CEO, Audioactive
Ally Daubney Senior Teaching Fellow in Education, University Of Sussex
Bridget Whyte CEO, Music Mark
Dan Francis UK Education Strategy Manager, RSL Awards
Diane Widdison National Organiser Education & Training, Musicians Union
Francesca Treadaway Senior Communications Manager, ISM
Hannah Fouracre Director Of Music Education, Arts Council England
Ian Moss Director Of Public Affairs, BPI
Jane Beese Head Of Music, The Roundhouse
John Bergin CEO, Newham Music
Liam Craig Lecturer, North West Regional College
Lincoln Abbotts Executive Director, ABRSM
Lucie Caswell CEO, Featured Artists Coalition
Marie Bessant Music & Performing Arts Subject Advisor, OCR
Matt Griffiths CEO, Youth Music
Max Wheeler Author & Consultant, Charanga
Mel Thornton Head Of Careers And Employability, BIMM Group
Pamela McCormick Founder & Director, Urban Development
Philip Flood Director, Sound Connections
Sam Nicholls Director, Music Leeds
Sam Hawkins Partnership Manager East & South East, Creative & Cultural Skills
Silvia Gargiulo Founder, BIY People & Talent
Vanessa Wilson-Best Founder, Value Added Kids
With our very final batch of speakers to be announced soon!
ORIGINAL RESEARCH FROM CMU INSIGHTS
CMU Insights will present the first report from the Pathways Into Music research project, which will outline a mapping system to help people navigate and understand music education in the UK, while also applying that approach to Brighton and beyond.
HOW THE DAY WILL BREAK DOWN…
10.00-11.00 MUSIC EDUCATION MAPPING
Reporting back on phase one of the Pathways Into Music research project launched at TGE 2018, we launch a map of music education in the UK, including classroom, extra-curricular, college, university and industry-led programmes and initiatives. We then apply the map to music education in Brighton and beyond, getting insights from the people with insider knowledge on how each segment of the music education map works.
11.00-11.30 REPORTING ON THE REPORTS
A number of key organisations have published reports on music education in the last twelve months. To inform the debates ahead, we review the top line findings and recommendations of each of them.
With Diane Widdison from Musicians’ Union; Francesca Treadaway from ISM; Ian Moss from BPI; Lincoln Abbots from ABRSM; and Matt Griffiths from Youth Music.
11.45-12.15 WHAT’S THE POINT OF MUSIC EDUCATION ANYWAY?
What are the objectives of music education, both inside and outside the classroom? Do educators agree with each other, with their employers, with policy-makers and with their students? Clearly music education delivers value in a number of different ways. But what ways? And how do we demonstrate that value?
With Adam Joolia from Audioactive; Vanessa Wilson-Best from Value Added Kids; and Philip Flood from Sound Connections.
12.15-12.45 DISSECTING THE MUSIC EDUCATION CURRICULUM
Having identified the objectives of music education, what does that mean for the curriculum? What should we actually teach, in the classroom, in instrument lessons, at college and university, and for students seeking formal qualifications? Do we need a wider definition of music making? Do we need a much wider definition of music making? And if so, how can the music community and the music industry help teachers and schools offer their students that more widely defined music curriculum?
With Ally Daubney from University Of Sussex; Dan Francis from RSL Awards; Marie Bessant from OCR; and Max Wheeler from Charanga.
12.45-13.15 WHAT’S THE POINT OF A MUSIC HUB ANYWAY?
The music hubs were established in 2012 to support English schools in the delivery of instrument tuition and other music projects. Though seven years on, there remains much debate about the role and remit of the hubs, and the lead organisations who run them. We review the debate and look at how best practice music hubs have innovated to deliver more to their local schools and young music makers.
With Bridget Whyte from Music Mark; Hannah Fouracre from Arts Council England; and John Bergin Newham Music.
14.00-14.30 MUSIC CAREER MAPPING
We present another strand of the Pathways Into Music research project, tracking the careers of music professionals and assessing how and when they connected with music education. We are piloting our career mapping with alumni of Urban Development to showcase the concept before launching a wider career mapping exercise at TGE 2019. Pamela McCormick from Urban Development will present the key findings so far.
14.30-15.30 CONNECTING MUSIC EDUCATION AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
How could music educators and the music industry be more closely aligned? How can the industry provide teachers and their students with useful tools, knowledge and information? How can educators help ensure that the music industry benefits long-term from a knowledgeable and diverse talent pipeline? We look at current collaborations, get a wish list from both sides and put the spotlight on some great educational projects currently looking for industry support.
Jane Beese from The Roundhouse, Sam Hawkins from Creative & Cultural Skills and Lucie Caswell from the Featured Artists Coalition will discuss educational projects the industry can support.
Mel Thornton from BIMM Group and Silvia Gargiulo from BIY People & Talent will then discuss initiatives to more closely align educators and employers.
And Sam Nicholls from Music Leeds and Liam Craig from North West Regional College will chat about the value of music industry mapping in helping to better connect educators with the music business.
15.30-16.00 WINNING THE ARGUMENT IN WESTMINSTER
Continuing where the Music Education Conference at TGE 2018 left off, we reconsider how music educators – allied with the music industry – can win the argument among policy-makers and their advisors to ensure support and funding for great music education. We get insights from law-makers and lobbyists and consider how the rest of the day’s conversations might provide further momentum in Westminster, Whitehall and beyond.
16.10-16.45 CHILLY GONZALES IN CONVERSATION
Wrapping up The CMU+TGE Music Education Conference, we will be joined on stage by Chilly Gonzales who will tell the story behind his ground-breaking Gonzervatory project and explain how we can build bridges between musical disciplines and in doing so ensure music education works for everyone.