Sign-up for UK Conservatoire 16 December conference ‘Strengthening Music in Society’


‘Strengthening Music in Society’ is a conference taking place on 16 December 2021, hosted and convened by the Institute for Social Impact Research in the Performing Arts at Guildhall School of Music & Drama in association with Conservatoires UK (CUK), the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC) and SEMPRE.

This will be the first opportunity for people working in higher education to respond to a major AEC report focussing on “Strengthening Music in Society” (2017-21).

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Helena Gaunt, Principal of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama who will give a keynote presentation highlighting key issues and questions that are raised in the AEC report.
  • Ankna Arockiam, PhD candidate at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and founder of Shared Narratives – the student perspective
  • Diana Salazar, Director of Programmes at the Royal College of Music – the pedagogic perspective
  • Professor Graham Welch, UCL Institute of Education Established Chair of Music Education – the research perspective
  • Linda Begbie (Development Director) Manchester Collective – the employer perspective
  • Gillian Moore, CBE, Director of Music, Southbank Centre, London – the Industry perspective
  • James Njoku-Goodwin, CEO, UK Music – the Government & Policy perspective

Read Musicians as “Makers in Society”: A Conceptual Foundation for Contemporary Professional Higher Music Education

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