Music Education Policy Group

Advancing global dialogue on music education policies!

The MEP Group works to:

  • reinforce the role of music in educational and cultural policy
  • discuss the problems of music in schools internationally
  • reflect on the role of the State and the role of society in this field
  • create an international pressure group – a network with a strategy for and foundation in music education policies

Co-chaired by the Arts Council England and Creative New Zealand, the MEP Group builds knowledge and connects leading music education policy organizations from different regions and countries committed to advancing their field through global policy dialogue.

News from Around the World

School of Rock West Seattle launches remote learning program

Westside Seattle, 25 March 2020

Music Lessons Change For The Better On YouTube

Forbes, 13 March 2020

Gehad al-Khaldi to head Saudi Music Authority

The Arab Weekly, 29 Feb 2020

National Association for Music Education Elects Scott Sheehan 2020-2022 National President-Elect

Yahoo Finance, 18 Feb 2020

Upcoming Strategic Learning Talks

April 22nd

Music Education Policies in Latin America - Quo Vadis?

Talk by Prof. Adriana Didier (FLADEM) and Dr. Marcus Madeiros (President, Brazilian Association for Music Education) followed by Q&A

April 29th

New National Studies on the State of Music Education: Canada & Germany

Dr. Ute Welscher (Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany) and Dr. Eric Favaro (Canada Coalition for Music Education) will present their findings and talk about the challenges of conducting a nation-wide study in a country where educational policies are made at the local/regional level.