Global Compact on Music Education

The MEP Group has set up an international Expert Group that started its work in May 2020 and is tasked with drafting a statement on universally shared, applicable and proven principles of music education. Starting with the assumption that music is a universal part of being human and music-making takes place in all countries around the world, this agreement will take the form of a global compact to which all interested organizations can become signatories. In consultation with MEP Group Members and the wider field, the Expert Group will lead the development of the Global Compact as a values-based reference tool for advancing music education globally.

Members / Phase I

  • Emily Achieng Akuno, President, International Society for Music Education, Kenya

  • Adriana Didier Rodrigues, President, Latin American Forum for Music Education

  • Eric Favaro, Chair, Canada Coalition for Music Education

  • Rachel Glodo, Program Specialist, Yale School of Music, US

  • Marja-Leena Juntunen, Professor, Sibelius Academy, Finland

  • Richard Letts, Director, The Music Trust, Australia

  • Morag MacDonald, Manager, Youth Music Initiative, Creative Scotland

  • Marcus Medeiros, President, Brazilian Association for Music Education

  • Danhong Yu, Professor, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China

Members / Phase II

Gary McPherson, Australia

Richard Letts, Australia

Ian Cross, England

David Elliot, US

Eckhart Altenmüller, Germany

Bindu Subramaniam, India

Nasim Niknafs, Iran / Canada

Alexis Kallio, Finland/Australia

Huib Schippers, Netherlands

Bridget Whyte, UK

Patricia Campbell, US

Patricia Opondo, South Africa

Mary Luehrsen, US

María Olga Piñeros, Columbia

Alla Toropova, Russia

Eric Favaro, Canada

Rachel Glodo, US

Stefan Gies, Belgium

Graham Welch, UK

Manuela Encarnacao, Portugal

Jose Luis Arostegui, Spain

Timeline 2021/2 / Phase II

  • Drafting Session June - August

  • Membership and expert group consultations August - November

  • Launch in 2022