Associations

Music Education UK

The British Voice Association

+44 (0)300 123 2773

330 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8EE, UK

The British Voice Association (BVA) is the ‘voice for voice’ in the UK, an association of multi-disciplinary professionals who work to promote the field of voice in its broadest sense.

Our remit is the encouragement of a healthy voice, vocal skills and communication in such areas as the performing arts, business and industry, medicine and education.

The British Voice Association recognises the human voice as an essential element of our communication and well-being. It is devoted to people with voice problems, ranging from severe pathology and cancer to subtle difficulties of artistic performance, all of whom are entitled to the best care available.

To that end, we are dedicated to supporting, informing and encouraging members of all professions who work with these individuals.

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Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association (MOLA)

Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, United States

Founded in 1983, the Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association (MOLA) is an international organization of 270 professional performing arts organizations, represented by more than 450 performance librarians from symphony orchestras, opera and ballet companies, music academies, professional bands and ensembles in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia.

MOLA’s mission is to facilitate communication between professional performance librarians, educate and assist them in providing service to their organizations; provide support and resources to the performing arts, and work with publishers to achieve the highest standards in music performance materials for the professional musician.

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The Light Music Society and Library of Light Orchestral Music

+44 1200 427066

Lancaster Farm, Longridge, Preston, United Kingdom

The Light Music Society exists to promote and champion Light Music throughout the world.

It also provides the necessary administration for the Library of Light Orchestral Music. The Library holds thousands of sets of music, many of which are unique to the Library’s collection.

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British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA)

+44 (0)20 7636 2929

2 Pancras Square, Kings Cross, London, United Kingdom

London

The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) is the voice for music writers.

BASCA campaigns in the UK, Europe and throughout the world.

So that we may continue to do this, it is important that we can count the best songwriting and composing talent amongst our members.

We are the independent professional association representing music writers in all genres, from songwriting to media and contemporary classical to jazz.

We are entirely self-funding and rely on the continuing support of our members to carry on our work.

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European Guitar Builders Association (EGB)

+43 1 8903915

Wirtschaftsweg 5, Märkische Höhe, Germany

The EGB is an alliance formed by professional independent European luthiers.

We are dedicated to supporting each other by sharing knowledge, resources and experience in order to preserve and innovate the art and craft of guitar-building in Europe as a vital part of our musical culture.

The European Guitar Builders Association (EGB) was founded with the goal of organising independent luthiers as well as people related to the field of guitar-building across Europe.

The tradition of lutherie is a rich legacy. Methods tempered and knowledge accumulated over centuries. We want to preserve this but also carry it forward and expand it through innovation and the exchange of ideas and culture. We want to foster a sense of community among practitioners of our craft. Most builders are faced with similar problems and challenges. There is enormous potential in joining and helping each other, sharing experiences, cooperating and advancing the craft in a spirit of amity.

European String Teachers Association UK (ESTA UK)

35 Calthorpe Road, Birmingham B15 1TS, United Kingdom

West Midlands

ESTA UK is dedicated to the needs of string teachers across the UK and to improving the quality of string teaching at every level, from toddler to conservatoire.
They provide support and professional development through their website; their magazine, Arco; and by organising events across the country throughout the year.
They offer generous financial benefits to members, including free insurance and legal cover, funding to put on local events and discounts to ESTA-organised seminars.
ESTA UK believes that music can change lives; that every child has the right to learn music; and that music teachers are responsible for the future generations of musicians and music lovers.
  • Free insurance and legal cover including Public Liability, Employers Liability Insurance with a 24-hour legal helpline and 24-hour tax helpline
  • Free customisable listing in our online public directory
  • Discounts on events organised by ESTA
  • Quarterly magazine Arco and biannual youth magazine JESTA, with unlimited copies of JESTA for your students
  • Reference videos and books on loan
  • Repertoire database for finding and suggesting repertoire suitable for students at all levels and searchable by musical and instrumental technique
  • Nannie Jamieson Nutshell Fund for assistance with short courses relating to teaching string instruments
  • Joan Dickson Chamber Music Fund for help in introducing young players to chamber music.
ESTA UK is a member of ESTA. ESTA UK is ESTA String Teachers Association Ltd, a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity
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Music Mark

+44 (0)20 7939 6049

3rd Floor, 8 Holyrood Street, London SE1 2EL

London

Music Mark is a membership organisation for Music Services and/or Lead Organisations of a Music Education Hub, their teaching and support teams, their partners and their schools.

We aim to enable our members, and the wider music education sector, to deliver high-quality musical and social outcomes for all children and young people.

We call upon key decision makers in central and local government and all who hold a stake in the strategic planning and operational delivery of music education to support us in continuing to raise that status and value of music in a broad and balanced education through:

  • continuing and enhanced ring-fenced government funding for music education to ensure that the National Plan for Music Education can be fully implemented and achieved by 2020 alongside ensuring the place of music education beyond 2020
  • continuing and enhanced support from local authorities and other bodies to exercise their civic responsibilities and own local decision making to complement the national framework for music education
  • an unswerving commitment to supporting the professional development of the workforce, especially in the quality of teaching and learning, as well as the quality of access and provision in music education, in schools, music services and music education hubs
  • the strongest possible focus on the impacts and outcomes for children and young people, musically, personally, socially and educationally; dedication to best progress and highest achievement for all
  • clear and unequivocal support for articulating and enabling the rich and positive impacts that a high quality music education has on schools and their communities
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Sound Sense

United Kingdom

We are a membership organisation that provides support to organisations and individuals who help people make music in their communities – through leading music workshops and teaching – by providing these services:

  • Supporting their professional development and providing opportunities to network
  • Giving information and advice and helping people make contacts
  • Raising awareness of issues in community music
  • Running a membership scheme.

CAGAC (Cymdeithas Addysg Cerdd Awrdurdodau Cymru)

Wales, United Kingdom

Wales

The heart of music education in Wales, CAGAC (Cymdeithas Addysg Cerdd Awrdurdodau Cymru / Welsh Authorities’ Music Education Association) is a sub-group of the Association of Directors of Education in Wales (ADEW), organised through the ADEW Improvement Coordination Group.

We aim to promote local authority music education in Wales – ensuring that all children and young people have the access and opportunity to learn, play and sing.

Our objectives:

  • To support music services in meeting schools needs in respect of range, and quality of service, including supporting generalist class teachers and non-music practitioners to deliver the requirement of the national curriculum
  • To challenge music services to meet learners needs for high quality, affordable group/individual tuition, delivered by trained staff and  with opportunities for progression and access to support to higher level learning
  • To have partnership working at the heart of operations by facilitating effective networking with other bodies; and sharing of good practice across all LA Welsh music services
  • To represent and reflect the views of ADEW in relation to music education in Wales, providing a pro-active and responsive national association on behalf of ADEW
  • To reflect and respond to Welsh Government policy and strategy for Music education and Music Service provision in Wales