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Birmingham Conservatoire to host international conference to debate issues in music education


Music education experts from across the globe are to gather at Birmingham Conservatoire this week to explore issues surrounding the development of music and cultural education policies.

Running from 20 to 23 July, the three-day ‘International Society for Music Education’ event will also allow for future opportunities in international research collaboration to be identified.


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Delegates attending the event at Birmingham Conservatoire, part of Birmingham City University, include representatives from the University of Melbourne, Boston University and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa.

Julian Lloyd Webber, Principal of Birmingham Conservatoire, said: "I am delighted to welcome this important conference to Birmingham Conservatoire.

Richard Hallam, Chair of the UK Music Education Council, said: “The unique position of Birmingham Conservatoire made it our first choice as venue for this important world-wide conference on music education.

"Julian Lloyd Webber is internationally respected both as a world-class musician and for his commitment to music education."

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