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In-Person Conference Programme for Music & Drama Education Expo Launched

The Music & Drama Education Expo have announced a new conference programme for their next event, running London on 24 and 25 September 2021 – including a session with the MU’s National Organiser for Education, Chris Walters.

Published: 08 June 2021 | 12:04 PM Updated: 08 June 2021 | 1:13 PM
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“The show will once again give teachers and practitioners access to a range of sessions that covering key themes to enhance teaching practices.” Photo credit: Shutterstock

The Music & Drama Education Expo’s new CPD conference programme will consist of a broad range of free-to-attend workshops and seminars over 24 and 25 September 2021. It will be delivered by award-winning teachers and practitioners, with the aim of helping music and drama education professionals from across the UK enhance their provision and inspire young learners.

The CPD conference programme covers essential learnings for music and drama education professionals working from early years to KS5 and beyond.

The MU’s National Organiser for Education, Chris Walters, will be leading a session on “Running a private music or drama teaching practice,” on Friday 24 September, 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm.

The MU will also be exhibiting at the Music Education Expo – come to the MU stand to meet Union officials, pick up free goodies, and join on the spot if you're not already a member.

Diversity, inclusion and performance health will be key themes

One of the key themes running throughout the programme is improving diversity and inclusion in music and drama education.

Practitioners can discover ways to make their teaching more inclusive through a number of hands-on workshops, including ‘Drama Techniques for ASC Students’, where attendees will explore tips on how to create the best environment for Autistic Spectrum Condition learners to flourish.

Another key theme running throughout the programme is improving mindfulness, wellbeing and performance health. Attendees can participate in sessions such as the ‘Your Voice In Action’ session, which will provide a greater awareness of ways to implement more healthy practices within both music and drama.

Enhancing teaching practices with free-to-attend training

Matt Govett, Event Director of Music and Drama Education Expo London 2021, commented on the launch:

“We’re thrilled to be returning to live, in-person events and to be bringing Music and Drama Education Expo to its new home at the Business Design Centre, London on 24 and 25 September 2021.

“The show will once again give teachers and practitioners within the education sector access to a range of free-to-attend sessions that cover key themes to enhance teaching practices. Attendees will also be able to reconnect with their favourite exhibitors in the buzzing exhibition, featuring the sector’s leading resource and service providers.”

You can check out the full CPD conference programme today and register your free place by visiting the Music & Drama Education Expo’s website.

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