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ISM at Music & Drama Education Expo 2023

The ISM is delighted to be returning to Music & Drama Education Expo 2023 as an exhibitor and conference sponsor. Delegates will be able to visit us at London's Business Design Centre, at
stand B16 where members of the ISM staff team are looking forward to meeting you.

The event promises to provide attendees with a host of effective teaching ideas, introduce them to the latest developments in music education and give them access to influential speakers from the world of music education. This year Music & Drama Education Expo will take place from Thursday 23 - Friday 24 February 2023.

ISM panel session: Advocating for the arts

Thursday 23 February, 12.30pm-1.15pm, Keynote Theatre

The ISM panel session 'Advocating for the arts' will focus on sharing practical ideas and strategies to help teachers advocate for music and drama to senior school staff.

The panel session is suitable for all key stage educators looking to advocate confidently for their subject with senior school staff and understand the types of evidence which can help support their advocacy.

The panel will be chaired by Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the ISM, and includes panellists Margaret O'Shea, Director of Music at Ark Schools, Tracy Dorrington, Head of Drama and Performing Arts, Bishop Stopford's School (Enfield) and founder of Drama Matters, and Dr Jodie Underhill, ISM Research Associate.

Meet the ISM legal team

Thursday 23 and Friday 24, 10.30am-11.30am, ISM stand B16

We are the only organisation for musicians that offers a bespoke in-house legal service, including a 24-hour legal helpline. We give advice on your rights as a working musician: that's everything from contracts to copyright and services that ensure you get paid. We also provide support to musicians who employ or engage other musicians.

Meet the ISM legal team at our stand each day, 10.30am – 11.30am, to find out more about the legal services we offer and how they can help you.

ISM Trust primary singing resource launch

Thursday 23 February, 2.15pm-2.45pm, and Friday 24 February, 11.45-12.15pm, ISM stand B16

We are excited to launch the ISM Trust’s latest free digital resource, which focuses on primary singing.

Join us on our stand and discover inspirational and practical singing strategies to enhance your primary music curriculum and feel empowered to share the joy of singing with your students.

ISM stand offers

If you sign up as an ISM member at Expo, you'll be able to access a 20% discount on our full membership fee and a special gift.

And for existing ISM members visiting our stand, we have a gift bag waiting for you filled with exclusive goodies.