New organisation announced for Music Education
The Federation of Music Services (FMS) and the National Association of Music Educators (NAME) have created The UK Association for Music Education – Music Mark, a single organisation to promote a joined-up approach across all sectors of music education. The organisation will officially be launched on 19th March 2013.
The UK Association for Music Education – Music Mark will continue, grow and extend the excellent work of FMS and NAME. It will connect all those who contribute to the music education of children and young people in different contexts, unlocking the potential to raise standards and improve outcomes.
The vision is for membership of The UK Association for Music Education – Music Mark to be the mark of quality in music education. Membership will demonstrate commitment to the highest quality in music education and to professional development within the national community of music education. It will also provide rich opportunities for debate, for learning and the sharing of best practice to drive standards and achieve high quality in music education.
The organisation is driven by an educational impetus to bring together the diverse range of professionals that contribute to music education, so that they can work more closely to improve the learning and personal outcomes for children and young people in and out of schools. Strategically The UK Association for Music Education – Music Mark creates a stronger, more unified voice of those involved in music education, that can advocate, celebrate and challenge on behalf of children and young people locally, regionally and nationally.
The founding members of The UK Association for Music Education – Music Mark, will be the current members of FMS and NAME. More information on services and membership packages will be announced shortly.