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Strengthening music in society

There has never been a more important time to recognise the value of music-making for wellbeing and cultural health, and the significance of the UK music industry as a national asset. 

RWCMD Principal Professor Helena Gaunt has been a leading voice in this discussion culminating in the four-year collaborative research project Strengthening Music in Society.

The way forward for UK Conservatoires

Principal Helena Gaunt was the keynote speaker at Strengthening Music in Society: The way forward for UK Conservatoires today – a conference bringing together key voices and perspectives from across the classical music sector to address the challenges and opportunities currently facing UK conservatoires and the classical music system.

This film explains the big thinking that’s been happening recently:

A summary of Helena's talk at the Strengthening Music and Society conference.

Professor Helena Gaunt, and Professor John Sloboda, Research Professor at Guildhall School of Music & Drama also report on the conference in a recent Arts Professional article.

Musicians as “Makers in Society”: A Conceptual Foundation for Contemporary Professional Higher Music Education

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