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This is not a hobby - it's our profession

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Sign Our Letter and Show Support for ETO Musicians

English Touring Opera’s recent decision has equated to half the orchestra losing their roles, join us in standing up to the mistreatment of our musicians by signing our letter to the ETO board.

Published: 22 November 2021

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Wide Days 2021 Releases Suite of Resources

Covering topics including Covid-19 secure approaches to the future, international marketing tips, and getting your music on TV and radio – Wide Days have just released a selection of useful recordings on their youtube channel, following their 2021 Scottish Music Convention.

Published: 18 November 2021

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Priorities for the Music Education Workforce

This article is a transcript of a talk given by Chris Walters, the MU’s National Organiser for Education and Health & Wellbeing, for the Westminster Education Forum policy conference entitled “Next Steps for Music Education in England”. This event took place online on 10 November.

Published: 12 November 2021

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27 Oct 2021

Unconscious Bias Training

This session defines unconscious bias, investigates why it is inherent in us all and how we can recognise and deal with it at work.

Online
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Upcoming

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07 Dec 2021

Introduction to Disability Awareness

As part of the MU's Disability History Month actions we asked Disability Rights UK to present this introductory session for members who want to know more about disability inclusivity.

Online
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