Making Music Matter

2 March 2010

The Mayor's Music Education Strategy  'Making Music Matter' was launched on 2 March 2010. It establishes a two-year dedicated music education programme in partnership with a range of key agencies, boroughs, charities and music organisations. 

Music Education Steering Group

The Music Education programme is steered by a board comprising representatives and experts from different parts of the music education sector (orchestras, borough music services, schools and music professionals.

  • Darren Henley, Managing Director, Classic FM (Chair)  
  • Karen Brock, Head of Music Service, London Borough of Tower Hamlets (vice chair)
  • Lincoln Abbots, Director of Professional Development, ABRSM
  • Paul Broadhurst, Senior Cultural Strategy Officer – Music, GLA
  • Andrew Burke, CEO, London Sinfonietta
  • Maggie Crowe, Director of Events and Charities, BPI
  • Philip Flood, CEO, Sound Connections
  • Sean Gregory, Director of Creative Learning, Barbican Guildhall
  • Kim Hember, Head of Enfield Arts Support Service, LB of Enfield
  • Kate Laurence, Subject Lead – PGCE Secondary Music, Institute of Education
  • Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture, Mayor of London
  • Richard Morris, Chair, Yehudi Menuhin School
  • Leigh O’Hara, Director of Music, St Paul’s Girls’ School
  • Mark Phillips, Senior HMI - London, Ofsted
  • Graeme Smith, Head of Croydon Music and Arts, London Borough of Croydon
  • Helen Sprott, Music Director, Arts Council London
  • Sue Stephens, Head of Music, Alexandra Park School
  • James Thomas, Head of Learning Trust Music Service, LB of Hackney
  • Veronica Wadley, Senior Mayoral Advisor, Mayor of London

This programme will seek to improve the provision of music education by brokering relationships, conducating research and producing advice for the music education sector in London. The intention is to stimulate growth and partnerships by 2012, leading to sustained improvement in the longer term.

The GLA will provide core funding and resources and will work with partners to raise additional funds to grown the programme for the long term. We are asking Music Services and members of the Association of British Orchestras to register an interest in applying for the Music Education Fund by emailing:

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