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Guidance by Working Area and Circumstances

We address the key concerns of musicians about their safety and health at their workplace.

Last updated: 28 July 2021

To help with wellness and wellbeing of the individual, the MU works with a number of other partner organisations. Collectively aiming to ensure that performers receive expert medical assessments and advice.

This guidance gives an introductory advice for a range of workplace premises, including schools, music venues and recording studios.

Member benefits

Member benefit

MU Safety Reps

The MU has the special group of Roving Safety Reps who can assist you in your workplace.

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Specialist help

Healthcare Services

The MU has partnerships with specialist organisations to be able to help musicians address health problems.

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Latest news and features

Photograph from the back of a string section in an orchestra, looking forward across scores and players holding violins.

Health and Safety In Orchestras

For those of you returning to work in orchestras, you need to be sure your employer or engager is offering you a safe place to work. This may not be straightforward!

Published: 17 September 2021

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Photograph of a close up of a young flute player, practicing in a classroom setting. Behind them we can see other performers and a teacher figure.

MU Urges New Education Secretary and Schools Minister to Work Together to Protect Music Education

Following the sacking of Education Secretary Gavin Williamson and Schools Minister Nick Gibb – and their replacement by Nadhim Zahawi and Robin Walker respectively – the MU urges the new ministers to work together to address systemic problems affecting music education in England.

Published: 17 September 2021

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Photograph of a woman and young girl at a keyboard, the younger girl has her hands on the keys, while the woman points to the score and appears to be saying something in an instructive manner.

MU Education Conference: Explore the Programme

We have launched an interactive new programme page for our in-person Education Conference on 15-16 October, giving full details of all sessions and presenters. You can now book your place online.

Published: 10 September 2021

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