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Save the Date for the MU’s 2024 Education Conference

Join the MU in Glasgow on 25 - 26 October for two days of high-quality training, career support and networking for music educators.

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By Chris Walters Published: 11 March 2024 | 4:10 PM
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The primary focus of the MU Education Conference is on continuing professional development. Image credit: Shutterstock.

We are excited to announce that the MU will host our next Education Conference on 25 - 26 October 2024 at the Piping Centre in Glasgow. We invite all members to attend and non-members are also welcome.

The primary focus of the MU Education Conference is on continuing professional development, acknowledging that many of our members who teach are self-employed or part time and cannot easily access training through an employer.

The Education Conference also offers one-to-one mentoring and advice, sessions to support your health and wellbeing, and the chance to engage with the wider work and priorities of the Union. There is also a dinner and a social event on the first night.

What to expect and ticket information

The previous Education Conference included sessions on the work of the world’s first disabled-led national youth orchestra, inclusion and diversity in music education, music technology, music therapy, employment issues, wellbeing through singing, performance anxiety, supporting students with autism, and UK music education policy. You can let us know what you would like to see at this year’s conference by emailing

Details of how to book will be announced soon. Tickets are subsidised to ensure that the event is affordable for all members, with some free tickets available for those in need. Discounted hotel accommodation will be available nearby.

We are delighted to be holding the Education Conference in Scotland for the first time, and we look forward to collaborating with members of Scotland’s vibrant music education sector on the event, as well as showcasing a range of presenters from around the UK and internationally.

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