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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 | 5:10 PM Updated: 19 October 2021 | 4:36 PM
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The MU Education Conference offers some of the best value music teaching CPD in the UK. Photo credit: Shutterstock

With just five weeks to go until the MU’s Education Conference, we are excited to launch an interactive new programme page giving full information on all sessions, workshops and seminars on offer at the event. Presenter biographies are also available.

Delegates can also book free one-to-one mentoring or consultation sessions via the programme page. These can be used to discuss anything from work-related issues to career planning and personal development.

Great Value CPD

The MU Education Conference offers some of the best value music teaching CPD in the UK. We welcome all teaching musicians to join us for two rewarding days of discussion and professional development, covering everything from inclusion and equality to health and wellbeing, South African Gumboot rhythms to mindful singing, and performance anxiety to education copyright.

Issues of key importance, from anti-racism to Government music education policy, will take centre stage at this year’s MU Education Conference. Complementing these will be practical sessions on meditation and Feldenkrais, and talks on fascinating topics from music therapy to employment law.

The Education Conference will be held at Resonance, a brand-new popular music college in Dudley, on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 October. We look forward to welcoming delegates to a drinks reception and dinner on the Friday evening. With all other meals provided and on-site hotel accommodation arranged, all you need to do is focus on getting the most out of the event.

Book Your Place Now

The MU is subsidising the conference for members. You can book tickets through our Eventbrite listing.

Members can get a two-day ticket for £65 and a one-day ticket for £40. Non-members can book a two-day ticket for £150 and a one-day ticket for £90 – or join the MU for £1 to access member rates.

Two-day tickets include the drinks reception and dinner on the Friday.  Members who are unable to afford tickets due to financial hardship, or who would like to discuss access requirements, can contact us confidentially at

The MU has arranged a discounted hotel offer for delegates who wish to stay over on one or more nights. The offer is for the Copthorne Hotel which is a two-minute walk from the conference venue.

Single occupancy rooms are offered for £70 and double occupancy (including twin) for £80, bed and breakfast included. For a limited period, the MU is subsidising a further 50 percent discount on hotel rooms (single £35 and double £40) – email now on to claim this discount.

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