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Letter to the Times: 'The government must not sit idly by while music education suffers'

Over 400 music education professionals, including many ISM members, have written a joint letter to The Times calling on the government to support and encourage music education in all schools, irrespective of their status, over the catch-up period. The letter follows on from last week's government guidance on schools returning in September, which advises that in certain circumstances some subjects can be suspended and some GCSEs can be dropped.

Letter


Sir,

'While attention is rightly focused on the music industry in its hour of need, without support for music education any intervention to save music in our country will rest on the weakest of foundations. Government guidance emphasising a commitment to a broad and balanced curriculum is welcome, as is the clarification that subjects should be suspended or GCSEs dropped only in exceptional circumstances. But with the marginalisation of music education over many years —a consequence of de-funding and policy changes, including the EBacc— some schools may still struggle to deliver ‘non-core’ subjects over the next two terms. The government must not sit idly by while music education suffers. All schools, irrespective of their status, should be given the fullest encouragement and significant support from government to maintain a broad and balanced curriculum, with music at its heart. Creativity, which makes us who we are, must be the fuel that feeds the catch-up in our schools.'

Signed:

Dr Ally Daubney, Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Sussex

Dr Adam Behr, Lecturer in Contemporary and Popular Music, Newcastle University

Professor Adam Ockelford, Professor of Music, University of Roehampton

Dr Adam Parkinson, Senior Lecturer in Sound Design, London South Bank University

Mr Adam Saunders, Professorial Staff, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Dr Adam Stanovic, Senior Lecturer in Music, University of Sheffield

Dr Adam Swayne, Deputy Head of Keyboard Studies, Royal Northern College of Music

Professor Adrian Moore, Professor of electroacoustic music composition, University of Sheffield

Dr Áine Sheil, Head of Music, University of York

Dr Aleksander Szram, Programme Leader: BMus and Foundation, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Professor Alexander Lingas, BMus Admissions Tutor, City, University of London

Dr Alexander M. Cannon, Lecturer in Music, University of Birmingham

Professor Alexandra Lamont, Professor of Music Psychology, Keele University

Dr Alice Eldridge, Lecturer in Music & Music Technology, University of Sussex

Dr Alice Little, Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, Research Fellow

Dr Alinka Greasley, Associate Professor of Music Psychology, University of Leeds

Ms Alison Bridge-York, Senior UG Administrator. Freelance music teacher. , University of Sheffield

Dr Amanda Babington, Tutor, Royal Northern College of Music

Ms Amanda Paley-Menzies, Programme Leader for Music Composition, University of Hertfordshire

Mr Amos Miller, Head of Brass, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Dr Amy Brosius, Lecturer in Music, University of Birmingham

Mr Andrew Bayly, Head of Orchestras and Ensembles, Royal Northern College of Music

Mr Andrew Cleary, Lecturer in Music Theatre Performance, University of Chichester

Dr Andrew Fisher, Associate Professor , University of Southampton

Dr Andrew Hamilton, Lecturer in Composition, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Dr Andrew Knight-Hill, Senior Lecturer in Sound Design and Music Technology, University of Greenwich

Mr Andrew McCrea, Academic Studies Professor, Royal College of Music

Mr Andy Greaves, Deputy Group Curriculum Director: Creative & Digital, New City College, London

Dr Andy Ingamells, Research Fellow and Visiting Tutor in Experimental Performance, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Dr Angela Impey, Reader in Ethnomusicology, SOAS University of London

Ms Anita Strevens, Tutor, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Ms Ann Sloboda, Head of Music Therapy, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

"Mrs Anna Neale-Widdison, Lecturer in Music Business & Production

, University of Kent"

Anne Besford, Chief Executive , National Youth Choirs of Great Britain

Dr Anne Hyland, Lecturer in Music Analysis, University of Manchester

Dr Annie Mahtani, Head of Music, University of Birmingham

Dr Annika Forkert, Lecturer in Musicology, Liverpool Hope University

Prof Arlene Sierra, Professor of Music Composition, Cardiff University

Dr Arthur Keegan-Bole, Lecturer in Composition, Middlesex University

Dr Austin Griffiths, Senior Teaching fellow, UCL Institute of Education

Dr Balandino Di Donato, Lecturer in Creative Computing, University of Leicester

Dr Barbara Eichner, Reader in Music, Oxford Brookes University

Dr Barley Norton, Reader in Ethnomusicology, Goldsmiths, University of London

Dr Ben Curry, Lecturer in Music, University of Birmingham

Dr Ben Horner, Lecturer in Music, Canterbury Christ Church University

Mr Benjamin Nicholas, Director of Music, Merton College, University of Oxford

Dr Benjamin Oliver, Head of Music, University of Southampton

Dr Bennett Hogg, Senior Lecturer in Music, Newcastle University

Dr Berta Joncus, Senior Lecturer, BBC Radio 3 Music Critic, Goldsmiths, University of London

Prof Bjorn Heile, Professor of Music (post-1900), University of Glasgow

Ms Brenda Rattray, Associate Lecturer In Music, Goldsmiths University

Dr Brona Martin, Research Fellow in Music, University of Southampton

Mr Bruce Aisher, Senior Lecturer in Music, University of Hertfordshire

Dr Bryan White, Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds

Dr Cameron Gardner, Lecturer in Music and Co-Director for International Engagement, Cardiff University

Mr Cameron Smith, Assistant Music and Music Production Technician, York St John University

Dr Carlo Cenciarelli, Lecturer in Music , Cardiff University

Ms Carol Timson, Senior Lecturer in Music Education, University of Hertfordshire

Professor Caroline Bithell, Head of Music, University of Manchester

Mrs Caroline Curwen, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Sheffield

Dr Caroline Potter, Visiting Reader in French Music, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Dr Caroline Waddington-Jones, Lecturer in Music Education, University of York

Dr Carrie Churnside, Senior Lecturer in Music, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Dr Cassandre Balosso-Bardin, Senior Lecturer in Music, University of Lincoln

Dr Catherine Haworth, Senior Lecturer, Music and Music Technology, University of Huddersfield

Dr Catherine Preston, Senior Teaching Fellow MA Music Education Programme, University College London IOE

Professor Catherine Tackley, Head of Music Department, University of Liverpool

Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey, Director of Performance, St Catherine's College, University of Oxford

Dr Charles Wiffen, Head of Academic Portfolio, Bath Spa University

Dr Chloe Alaghband-Zadeh, Lecturer in Ethnomusicology, University of Manchester

Ms Chris Aldred, Teaching Fellow, B Mus Community Music, University of Aberdeen

Professor Chris Collins, Professor of Music / President 2020-21, Incorporated Society of Musicians, University of Aberdeen

Mr Chris Johnson, Senior Lecturer in Music Production, York St John University

Dr Chris Kiefer, Lecturer in Music Technology, University of Sussex

Mr Chris Pelly, School of Music, University of Leeds

Ms Christian Thomas Leitmeir, Associate Professor in Music, Tutorial Fellow at Magdalen College, University of Oxford

Dr Christina Guillaumier, Head of Undergraduate Programmes, Royal College of Music

Dr Christopher D. Lewis, Lecturer in Music, University of Chester

Dr Christopher Dalladay, Senior Lecturer, Music Education, The University of East London

Professor Christopher Dingle, Professor of Music, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Dr Christopher Haworth, Senior Lecturer in Music, University of Birmingham

Dr Christopher Suckling, Head of Historical Performance & Deputy Head of Academic Studies, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Dr Christopher Tarrant, Lecturer in Music Analysis, Newcastle University

Dr Christopher Wiley, Senior Lecturer in Music; National Teaching Fellow, University of Surrey

Dr Claire Connolly, Senior Lecturer in Education with Music, St Mary's University College, Belfast

Mrs Clare Gooing, Senior Lecturer in Music, Bishop Grosseteste University

Mr Clive Grant, Lecturer in Music Education, University of Reading

Mr Colin Frank, Researcher and Assistant Lecturer in Improvised Music, University of Huddersfield

Mr Craig Prosser, Lecturer in Music Performance, Oxford Brookes University

Dr Cynthia Stephens-Himonides, Lecturer in Music, Kingston University London

Mr Dan Mar-Molinero, Senior Teaching Fellow in Music, University of Southampton

Dr Daniel Bickerton, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Cardiff University

Professor Daniel Grimley, Deputy Head of Humanities, University of Oxford

Mr Daniel Hulme, Electronic Music Studio Manager, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

Dr Daniel Pratt, Course Leader for Performance and Recording, London College of Music

Dr Daniel White, Lecturer in Musicology, University of Huddersfield

Dr Danny Bright, Lecturer in Music and Music Technology, University of Sussex

Miss Daria Bitsiuk, Piano Teacher, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Dr David Beard, Reader in Musicology and Director of Research, Cardiff University

Dr David Bretherton, Associate Professor of Music, University of Southampton

Prof. David Clarke, Professor of Music, Newcastle University

Mr David de la Haye, Music Technician, Newcastle University

Katy Spicer, Chief Executive and Artistic Director, English Folk Dance and Song Society

Rachel Elliott, Director of Education, English Folk Dance and Song Society

Dr David Fligg, Tutor in Academic Studies, Royal Northern College of Music

Mr David Grist, Lecturer in Primary Education, specialising in Primary Music, Birmingham City University

Prof David Hargreaves , Emeritus Professor , Roehampton University

Professor David Horne, Head of Graduate School, Royal Northern College of Music

Dr David Hughes, Research Associate, former Head of Music, SOAS University of London

Dr David Ireland, Associate Professor in Film Music Studies and Music Psychology, University of Leeds

Dr David Jones, Head of Accompaniment; Deputy Head, Junior RNCM, Royal Northern College of Music

Dr David Lancaster, Composer, Head of Music, York St John University

Professor David Smith, Founding Head of Music, Northumbria University

Professor David Treece, Camoens Professor of Portuguese, King's College London

Mr David Wheway, Senior Lecturer in Primary and Early Years Intial Teacher Education, Canterbury Christ Church University

Mr David Young, Lecturer in Music Production, York St John University

Prof Deborah Mawer, Professor of Music, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Mr Dennis Collopy, Senior Research Fellow, University of Hertfordshire

Professor Derek Scott, Professor of Critical Musicology, University of Leeds

Dr Diana Salazar, Director of Programmes , Royal College of Music

Professor Dominic McHugh, Professor of Musicology , University of Sheffield

Dr Drew Crawford, Lecturer in Music, University of Southampton

Dr Drew Hammond, Lecturer in Music Composition, University of Glasgow

Mr Duncan Fielden, Director of Ungergraduate Studies (Music), Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Mr Duncan Mackrill, Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Sussex

Dr Dylan Adams, Senior Lecturer in Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Mr Dylan Gwyer-Roberts, PGCE Secondary Programme Leader and Course Leader for Music, Bath Spa University

Mr Ed Brothwood, Visiting Lecturer in Music Technology, University of Hertfordshire

Prof Ed Hughes, Professor of Composition, University of Sussex

Dr Eduardo Coutinho, Senior Lecturer in Music Psychology, University of Liverpool

Professor Edward Campbell, Professor of Music, University of Aberdeen

Dr Elaine Kelly, Head of Music, University of Edinburgh

Dr Emily Payne, Lecturer in Music, University of Leeds

Professor Eric F. Clarke, Heather Professor of Music, University of Oxford

Dr Evan Rothstein, Deputy Head of Strings, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Dr Evangelos Himonides, Reader in Technology, Education, and Music, University College London

Dr Ewan Stefani, Associate Professor, University of Leeds

Ms Faye MacCalman, Jazz Saxophone Tutor, Newcastle University

Ms Fiona Stuart, Head of Learning and Participation, Royal Northern College of Music

Prof Francesco Izzo, Professor of Music, University of Southampton

Mr Frederick Hollingsworth, Music Technician & Teacher, Newcastle University

Dr Freya Bailes, Associate Professor of Music Psychology, University of Leeds

Dr Freya Jarman, Reader in Music, University of Liverpool

Ms Fuensanta Zambrana-Ruiz, Violin Teacher , Trinity Laban Conservatoir of Music and Dance

Dr Gareth Thomas, Lecturer and Assistant Course Director, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Mr Gary Spruce, Subject Leader, PGCE Secondary Music., Birmingham City University

Dr Gavin Wayte, Fellow in Creative and Professional Practice, Royal Northern College of Music

Dr George Burrows, Reader in Performing Arts, University of Portsmouth

Professor George Nicholson, Professor in Composition, University of Sheffield

Dr Goffredo Plastino, Reader in Musicology, Newcastle University

Mr Graeme du Fresne, Head Of music & Singing (B.A Acting) , Italia Conti Academy

Mr Graham Scott, Head of School of Keyboard Studies, Royal Northern College of Music

Professor Graham Welch, Established Chair of Music Education, UCL Institute of Education

Dr Haftor Medbøe, Head of Humanities & Culture, School of Arts & Creative Industries, Edinburgh Napier University

Professor Harvey Brough, Turner Sims Professor of Music, University of Southampton

Dr Helen Elizabeth Davies, Subject Leader Popular Music Contexts, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Dr Helen Julia Minors, Associate Professor of Music, Kingston University

Dr Helen Prior, Lecturer in Music, University of Hull

Dr Helen Seddon-Gray, Academic Tutor, Royal Northern College of Music

Dr Helen Thomas, Artistic Coordinator and Public Engagement Officer, University of Liverpool

Professor Hillegonda Rietveld, Professor of Sonic Culture, London South Bank University

Dr Iain Taylor, Lecturer in Music Industries, Birmingham City University

Dr Ian Biddle, Degree Programme Director, Newcastle University

Professor Ian Cross, Chair of the Faculty Board of Music, University of Cambridge

Mr Ian Gardiner, Senior Lecturer in Music, Goldsmiths, University of London

Dr Ian Pace, Head of Department of Music, Reader in Music, City, University of London

Dr Ian Sapiro, Associate Professor of Music for Stage and Screen, University of Leeds

Ms Isabelle Carré, Music education & outreach, Bate Collection, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

Issie Barratt, Executive Artistic Director, National Youth Jazz Collective

Dr Jackie Walduck, Lecturer in Community Music, University of Kent

Mrs Jacqueline Anderson, Postgraduate Researcher in Music and Lecturer in Humanities, University of Huddersfield

Dr James Dooley, Lecturer in Music Technology, The Open University

Professor Jamie Savan, Director of Research, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Dr Jan Butler, Senior Lecturer in Popular Music, Oxford Brookes University

Dr Jan Herbst, Senior Lecturer in Music Production, University of Huddersfield

Mrs Jan Hunt, Senior Lecturer in Music Education. PGCE, University of Bristol

Professor Jane Ginsborg, Professor of Music Psychology, Associate Director of Research, Royal Northern College of Music

Dr Jane Nolan, Lecturer in Music Enterprise, Newcastle University

Ms Jay Deeble, Music Education & outreach, University of Winchester

Ms Jayne Price, Acting Head of Initial Teacher Education, University of Huddersfield

Professor Jeanice Brooks, Professor of Music, University of Southampton

Dr Jeffrey Dean, Executive Officer, Royal Musical Association

Miss Jennie Francis, Teaching Associate (Secondary Music PGCE) , University of Cambridge

Dr Jessica Pitt, Lecturer in Music Education, Royal College of Music

Jo Sweet, Head of University Music and Concerts, University of Birmingham

Dr Joanna Bullivant, Departmental Lecturer in Historical Musicology, University of Oxford

Mr Joao Costa, Compliance and Performance & Events Systems Manager, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Professor Joe Cutler, Head of Composition, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University

Dr Joe Davies, Lecturer in Music, Lady Margaret Hall , University of Oxford

Mr Joe Newman, Lecturer in Popular Music, Goldsmiths, University of London

Mr Joe Townsend, Programme Leader for Music Perfomance and Industry, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Mr John Ball, Teaching Associate, University of Sheffield

Professor John Butt OBE, Gardiner Professor of Music, University of Glasgow

Dr John Cunningham, Reader in Music, Bangor University

Dr John Habron, Head of Music Education, Royal Northern College of Music

John Harries, Senior Lecturer in Music, Goldsmiths, University of London

Mr John Lowndes, Professional Tutor in Music Production, Liverpool Hope University

Prof John Pickard, Professor of Composition, University of Bristol

Professor John Rink, Professor of Musical Performance Studies, University of Cambridge

Professor John Sloboda, Research Professor, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Dr John Stringer, Senior Lecturer, University of York

Johnny Hopkins, Senior Lecturer, Music & Media Industries, Solent University

Mr Jon Audain, Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Winchester

Professor Jonathan Cross, Professor of Musicology; Tutor in Music, Christ Church, University of Oxford

Mr Jonathan Darnborough, Director of Studies in Music, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford

Mr Jonathan Gooing, Tutor in Piano/Accompanist, Leeds College of Music/RNCM

Dr Jonathan Hicks, Lecturer in Music, University of Aberdeen

Dr Jonathan Savage, Reader in Education, Manchester Metropolitan University

Mr Jonathan Vaughan, Vice Prinicpal & Director of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Dr Joseph Browning, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, City, University of London

Mr Joseph Crouch, Baroque Cello Teacher/ Principal Cellist, Guildhall School of Music & Drama and The English Concert

Dr Julia Craig-McFeely, Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Professor Julian Horton, Professor of Music Theory and Analysis, Durham University

Professor Julian Lloyd Webber, Principal , Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Professor Julie Brown, Professor of Music, Royal Holloway, University of London

Professor Justin Paterson, Professor of Music Production, University of West London

Mr Justin Randell, Senior Lecturer in Music & Sound Design, London South Bank University

Dr Justin Williams, Senior Lecturer in Music, University of Bristol

Professor Karen Burland, Head of Music, Professor of Applied Music Psychology , University of Leeds

Ms Kate Allott, String Time (under-11s) Programme Leader, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Dr Kate Guthrie, Lecturer in Music, University of Bristol

Mrs Kate Laurence, Lecturer in Music Education , UCL Institute of Education

Ms Kate Ryder, Lecturer in Performance, Middlesex Univerity

Professor Katharine Ellis, 1684 Professor of Music, University of Cambridge

Dr Katharine Pardee, Betts Fellow in Organ Studies; Director of Music Studies, Corpus Christi College; Dir. of Chapel Music, Wadham College, University of Oxford

Mr Keith Armstrong, Lecturer in Music Education, UCL Institute of Education

Dr Keith Phillips, Post-doctroral Research Assistant, Royal Northern College of Music

Professor Keith Potter, Professor of Music, Goldsmiths, University of London

Professor Kenneth Hamilton, Head, School of Music, Cardiff University

Mr Kenneth Hesketh, Professor in Composition , Royal College of Music

Professor Kenneth Smith, Professor of Music, Liverpool University

Dr Kirsten Gibson, Senior Lecturer in Music, Newcastle University

Mr Krzysztof Smietana, Professor of Violi, Assistant Deputy Head of Strings, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Dr Larry Zazzo, Lecturer in Music, Newcastle University

Professor Laudan Nooshin, Professor of Music, City, University of London

Professor Laura Tunbridge , Professor of Music; Fellow and Tutor in Music, St Catherine's College, University of Oxford

Dr Lauren Redhead , Senior Lecturer and Head of Undergraduate Studies in Music, Goldsmiths, University of London

Professor Laurie Stras, Research Professor of Music; Professor Emerita of Music, University of Huddersfield, University of Southampton

Dr Lawrence Davies, Early Career Research Fellow in Music, Newcastle University

Dr Lee Tsang, Head of Classical Music Performance, University of Liverpool

Professor Leigh Landy, Director – Music, Technology and innovation – Instutute for Sonic Creativity, De Montfort University

Dr Liz Haddon, Senior Lecturer, Music , University of York

Ms Louise Johnson, Head of Performance Planning, University of Southampton

Mrs Luan Shaw, Associate Professor; Director of Postgraduate Studies, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Dr Luke Lewis, Stipendiary Lecturer in Music, New College, University of Oxford

Prof Lynne Dawson, Head of School of Vocal Studies and Opera, Royal Northern College of Music

Professor Magnus Williamson, Professor of Early Music, Newcastle University

Mr Manus Carey, Deputy Principal (Performance and Programmes), Royal Northern College of Music

Dr Margaret Bent CBE, Emeritus Fellow, All Souls College, University of Oxford

Prof Margaret Faultless, Head of HP / Director of Performance , Royal Academy of Music & University of Cambridge

Miss Maria Thomas, Programme Leader, Music Industry Management, University of Hertfordshire

Dr Maria Witek, Senior Research Fellow, Music, University of Birmingham

Dr Marina Gall, Senior Lecturer in Education (Music), University of Bristol

Dr Mark Berry, Head of Music, Reader in Music History, Royal Holloway, University of London

Dr Mark Irwin, Dean of Learning, Teaching and Research, BIMM Institute

Dr Mark Slater, Senior Lecturer in Music, University of Hull

Mr Mark Williams, Tutorial Fellow in Music, Magdalen College, University of Oxford

Dr Martin Clarke, Senior Lecturer in Music, The Open University

Professor Martin Fautley, Professor of Education, Birmingham City University

Prof Martin Iddon, Professor of Music and Aesthetics, University of Leeds

Mr Martin Kent, Director of Creative Industry Development, Academy of Contemporary Music

Dr Martin Scheuregger, Senior Lecturer in Music, University of Lincoln

Dr Martyn Brabbins, Visiting Professor of Conducting, Royal College of Music

Professor Martyn Harry, Professor of Composition and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Music Faculty, University of Oxford

Dr Mary Bellamy, Senior Lecturer, University of Huddersfield

Dr Mary Dullea, Director of Performance and Reader in Music, Royal Holloway, University of London

Dr Mary Stakelum , Area Leader in Music Education , Royal College of Music

Dr Matt Brennan, Reader in Popular Music, University of Glasgow

Dr Matt Grimes, Senior Lecturer in Music Industries and Radio, Birmingham City University

Dr Matt Lawson, Lecturer in Music, Oxford Brookes University

Mr Matt Whitham, Programming Manager, Royal Northern College of Music

Mr Matthew Jones, Head of Chamber Music , Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Dr Matthew Machin-Autenrieth, Lecturer in Music , University of Aberdeen

Dr Matthew Pilcher, Visiting Lecturer in Music , Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Dr Matthew Pritchard, Lecturer in Musical Aesthetics, University of Leeds

Prof Matthew Shlomowitz, Associate Professor of Composition, University of Southampton

Professor Matthew Wright , Professor in Music, Canterbury Christ Church University

Dr Mic Spencer, Deputy Head of Music, University of Leeds

Professor Michael Allis, Professor of Musicology, University of Leeds

Dr Michael Bonshor, Senior Lecturer in Music Production, University of Sheffield

Professor Michael Burden, Professor in Opera Studies, New College, University of Oxford

Professor Michael Ellison, Professor of Composition, University of Bristol

Dr Michael Wolters, Associate Professor in Composition, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Dr Michelle Phillips, Deputy Head of Undergraduate Programmes, Royal Northern College of Music

Dr Mimi Haddon, Lecturer in Music, University of Sussex

Mrs Miranda Francis, Head of Junior Programmes, Royal College of Music

Dr Miriam Iorwerth, Lecturer in Music, University of the Highlands and Islands

Mr Mykaell Riley, Director of Black Music Research, University of Westminster

Dr Naomi J Barker, Senior Lecturer in Music, The Open University

Dr Naomi Matsumoto , Lecturer in Music, Goldsmiths, University of London

Dr Natasha Loges, Head of Postgraduate Programmes, Royal College of Music

Prof Neal Farwell, Professor of Composition, University of Bristol

Professor Neil Heyde, Head of Postgraduate Programmes, Royal Academy of Music

Dr Newton Armstrong, Reader in Music, City, University of London

Dr Nicholas Jones, Senior Lecturer in Music, Cardiff University

Dr Nicholas Peters, Hourly Paid Lecturer in Music, Coventry University

Mr Nick Smart, Head of Jazz Programmes, Royal Academy of Music, London

Miss Nicole Matthews, Lecturer in Education, University of Chichester

Ms Nicole Raymond, Artist, University of Leeds

Dr Nikki Moran, Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

Dr Nina Whiteman , Lecturer in Composition , Royal Holloway, University of London; Royal Northern College of Music

Mr Oliver Mansfield , Tutor , Trinity Laban conservatoire of music and dance

Ms Olivia Cameron, Performance Coordinator, Newcastle University

Ms Olivia Cameron, Performance Coordinator, Royal College of Music

Mr Olivier Stankiewicz, Professor of Oboe, Royal College of Music

Mrs Orla Nugent, Senior Lecturer in Education with Music and CTL for Music, St Mary's University College, Belfast

Professor Pam Burnard, Professor of Arts, Creativities, and Educations, University of Cambridge

Dr Pande Shahov, Academic Studies Professor, Royal College of Music

Dr Paul Attinello, Senior Lecturer in Music, Newcastle University

Dr Paul Dibley, Programme Lead for Music, Oxford Brookes University

Dr Paul Fleet, Senior Lecturer in Music, Newcastle University

Dr Paul Fretwell, Head of Music and Audio Technology, University of Kent

Mr Paul Jackson, Honorary Visiting Senior Fellow in Music, Anglia Ruskin University

Dr Paul Kiddy, academic Organiser for Music, University of Liverpool

Dr Paul Norman, Research Fellow and Visiting Tutor in Experimental Performance, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Dr Paul Rodmell, Senior Lecturer in Music, University of Birmingham

Ms Paula Gardiner, Head of Jazz, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Mrs Pauline Black, Senior Lecturer, Music Education, University of Aberdeen

Professor Pauline Fairclough, Professor of Music, University of Bristol

Dr Pete Furniss, Lecturer in Performance, Goldsmiths, University of London

Professor Pete Stollery, Professor of Composition and Electroacoustic Music , University of Aberdeen

Dr Peter Batchelor, Senior Lecturer, De Montfort University

Dr Peter Elsdon, Senior Lecturer in Music, University of Hull

Dr Peter Leech, Lecturer in Music, Cardiff University

Dr Peter Scott, Lecturer in Music, University of Bristol

Professor Philip Thomas, Professor of Performance, University of Huddersfield

Professor Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Professor of Composition and Improvisation, University of Huddersfield

Mr Pip Williams, Senior Lecturer in Music/Music Technology, LCM University of West London

Professor Pwyll ap Sion, Professor of Music, Prifysgol Bangor University

Ms Rachel Beale, PhD researcher. Music teacher in Cornwall., Bath Spa University

Professor Rachel Cowgill, Professor of Music , University of York

Ms Rasha Shaheen, Deputy Principal, WaterBear - The College of Music

Professor Raymond MacDonald, Professor of Music Psychology and Improvisation, University of Edinburgh

Dr Rebecca Berkley, Lecturer in Music Education, University of Reading

Professor Rebecca Herissone, Professor of Musicology, University of Manchester

Dr Reinier de Valk, Senior Research Scientist, Moodagent A/S, Copenhagen

Dr Remy Martin, Curriculum Manager/Senior Lecturer , Leeds College of Music

Professor Richard Causton, Professor of Composition; Fellow in Music, King's College, University of Cambridge

Dr Richard Elliott, Senior Lecturer in Music, Newcastle University

Dr Richard Glover, Reader in Music, University of Wolverhampton

Mr Richard Lightman, Lecturer in Music, University of Kent

Dr Richard Powell, Associate Lecturer in Music, University of York

Mr Richard Sykes, Technical officer and tutor, University of York

Dr Richard Whalley, Senior Lecturer in Composition, University of Manchester

Professor Richard Widdess FBA, Professor of Musicology, SOAS University of London

Dr Richard Williams, Lecturer in Ethnomusicology, SOAS University of London

Mr Rob Bennett, Music Lecturer , University of Exeter/Plymouth Marjon University

Professor Robert Adlington, Professor in Contemporary Music, University of Huddersfield

Professor Robert G. Rawson, Professor of Music, Canterbury Christ Church University

Mr Robert Gardiner, Assistant Head of Music Education, Royal Northern College of Music

Mr Robert Hollingworth, Director - I Fagiolini, University of York

Professor Robert Saxton, Professor of Composition, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

Dr Roddy Hawkins, Lecturer in Music, University of Manchester

Professor Roger Redgate, Professor of Composition, Goldsmiths, University of London

Prof Ronald Woodley, Emeritus Professor of Music, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Dr Rosie Perkins, Reader in Performance Science, Royal College of Music

Mr Ross Hamilton, Peripatetic Percussion Teacher and Communications Manager, Cornwall Music Service Trust

Dr Ross Purves, Associate Professor of Music Education, UCL Institute of Education

Dr Rowan Oliver, Lecturer in Music, University of Hull

Mr Russ Hepworth-Sawyer, Senior Lecturer Music Production, York St John University

Mrs Ruth Atkinson, Lecturer in Primary Education (Music), University of Plymouth

Dr Ruth Herbert, Senior Lecturer and Director of Research, University of Kent

Dr Sam Ellis, Associate Head of BMus, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Dr Sam Murray, Lecturer in Music Business and Arts Management , Middlesex University

Mr Sam Sutton, Senior Lecturer in Music Technology, LCM University of West London

Ms Sara Fulgoni, Deputy Head of Vocal Studies, Royal Northern College of Music

Dr Sarah Knight, Research Associate, Department of Psychology, University of York

Dr Sarah Moynihan, Tutor (St Anne's, St Hilda's, and Magdalen Colleges), University of Oxford

Dr Sarah Price, Researcher and Teaching Associate, University of Sheffield

Dr Sarah Watts, Director of Performance, University of Sheffield

Dr Scott McLaughlin, Lecturer in Composition, University of Leeds

Dr Sebastian Wedler, Departmental Lecturer, Faculty of Music; and Director of Studies for Music, Merton College, University of Oxford

Dr Shay Loya, Senior Lecturer in Music, City, University of London

Dr Shirley Thompson, Vice Principal (Music), Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Dr Siân Derry, Assistant Head of Postgraduate Studies, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Professor Simon Emmerson, Professor of Music, Technology and Innovation, De Montfort University

Dr Simon Hall, Associate Professor and Head of Music Technology, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Dr Simon Keegan-Phipps, Head of Music, University of Sheffield

Dr Simon McKerrell, Reader in Music and Society; Chair, British Forum for Ethnomusicology, Newcastle University

Professor Simon McVeigh, Professor of Music; President, Royal Musical Association, Goldsmiths, University of London

Dr Simon Procter, Director of Music Services (Education, Research and Public Affairs), Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy

Mr Simon Purcell, International Chair in Improvisation, Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Mr Simon Stafford, Director of Popular Performance, University of Liverpool

Professor Simon Zagorski-Thomas, Professor of Music, University of West London

Dr Sohrab Uduman, Reader, Music and Music Technology, Keele University

Dr Sophie Fuller, MMus programme leader, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Ms Sorana Santos, Visiting Lecturer in Music, Oxford Unviersity / The Guildhall School of Music

Dr Stan Erraught, Lecture in Music Management, University of Leeds

Dr Stephen Darlington MBE, Emeritus Fellow, Christ Church, University of Oxford

Dr Stephen Graham, Senior Lecturer and Co-Head of Music Department, Goldsmiths, University of London

Professor Stephen Rose, Professor of Music; Director of Research, School of Performing & Digital Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London

Mr Steven Coltart, Senior Lecturer in Game Audio and Media Composition , University of Hertfordshire

Professor Steven Grahl, Associate Professor, Organist of Christ Church, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

Dr Steven Jan, Reader in Music, University of Huddersfield

Dr Steven Spencer, Senior Lecturer in Music & Popular Music, University of Wolverhampton

Mr Stewart Worthy, Subject Leader for Music and Music Technology, University of Huddersfield

Professor Suzanne Aspden, Associate Professor, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

Dr Sven-Amin Lembke, Senior Lecturer in Music and Audio Technology, De Montfort University

Ms Tabby Estell, Head of Junior Trinity, Head of Children and Young People's Programmes, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Dr Terry Clark, Research Fellow, Royal College of Music

Mr Thomas Breeze, Programme Leader, PGCE Secondary Music, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Dr Thomas Irvine, Assoc. Professor and DIrector of Undergraduate Programmes in Music, University of Southampton

Professor Thomas Schmidt, Dean of Music, Humanities and Media, University of Huddersfield

Professor Thor Magnusson, Head of Music, University of Sussex

Professor Tim Crawford, Professorial Research Fellow in Computational Musicology, Goldsmith's College

Mr Tim Palmer, Head of Music Education, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance

Dr Tim Sayer, Senior Lecturer in Music Technology, LCM University of West London

Dr Tim Summers, Lecturer in Music, Royal Holloway, University of London

Professor Tina K. Ramnarine, Professor of Music, Royal Holloway University of London

Mr Toby Kearney, Head of Percussion, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Dr Toby Young, Leverhulhme Early Career Research Fellow, Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Dr Tom Armstrong, Senior Lecturer in Music, University of Surrey

D Tom Collins, Lecturer in Music Technology, University of York

Mr Tom Cowan, Programme Lead UG Primary ITE, University of Plymouth

Dr Tom Davis, Principal Academic Music Technology, Bournemouth University

Dr Tom Mitchell, Associate Professor - Creative Technology, University of the West of England

Professor Tom Perchard, Professor, Goldsmiths, University of London

Dr Tom Sykes, Lecturer in Music Performance, Liverpool Hope University

Professor Dr Tommy Smith OBE, Head of Jazz, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Dr Tonia Ko, Lecturer in Composition, Royal Holloway, University of London

Dr Victoria Kinsella, Senior Researcher in Education and Creativity, Birmingham City University

Mr Wai Wan, Technical Reource Manager in Music, University of Hull

Mrs Wendy Forbes, PhD Student - Arts & Creativities (Musician), University of Cambridge

Dr Wiebke Thormählen, Area Leader in History, Royal College of Music

Mr William Evans, Senior Lecturer in Music Education. PGCE, Manchester Metropolitan University

Mr. William Lester, Lecturer in Voice and Performance, LCM University of West London

Professor Alexandra Lamont, Professor Music of Psychology, Keele University

Ms Sarah Hennessy, University of Exeter

Mr Robert-John Edwards, Independent Music Education Specialist

Dr Richard Polfreman, University of Southampton

Portia Ungley, University of Cambridge

Dr Michael L. Jones, University of Liverpool

Mr Mark Wilde, Royal Academy of Music & University of Lincoln

Professor Lucy Durán, SOAS University of London

Dr Kirsty Devaney, Birmingham City University

Ms Jane Chapman, University of Southampton

Dr George Waddell, Royal College of Music

Dr Gavin Osborn, Freelance music teacher, schools & universities

Dr Florian Scheding, University of Bristol

Ms Fiona Hunt, Bath Spa University

Mr Chris Hoyle, Royal Northern College of Music

Dr Carla Rees, Open College of the Arts

Dr Barbara Lebrun, University of Manchester

Dr Asya Draganova, Birmingham City University

Mrs Anne-Marie Beaumont, University of Wolverhampton

Professor Adam Gorb, Royal Northern College of Music