New partnership between Musical Futures and Trinity College London

18 Oct 2016

Musical Futures and Trinity College London will today announce a new partnership during a joint workshop at Music Learning Revolution, being held at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

During the course of the next year, the two organisations will be working to develop resources and approaches that support music teachers to create creative and meaningful teaching, learning and assessment experiences.

These resources will include schemes of work and classroom activities to support key stage 3 and key stage 4 music teaching and learning.

Musical Futures’ focus has always been on the pedagogies and practices within the music classroom, while Trinity has a focus on assessment – in particular the value of a robust assessment framework and clear feedback used formatively by teachers and young people.

Francesca Christmas, Trinity’s Head of Academic Governance for Music said: ‘Both organisations strongly believe that young people are the creators and realisers of their own music learning, and by working together we'll be able to provide further support to the fantastic music educators working with them to provide creative and high quality music learning experiences.’

Abigail D'Amore, Chief Executive of Musical Futures said: ‘The fit between Musical Futures and Trinity is clear - two complementary parts of a meaningful music teaching and learning experience coming together to support music teaching and learning.’


Musical Futures and Trinity:

  1. Are both committed to a student-centred approach.
  2. Encourage learning environments where teachers and students work together to co-construct learning experiences.
  3. Understand the challenges faced by classroom and instrumental teachers, and are committed to providing support for and championing the important work that happens in our schools.
  4. Share strong beliefs about the power of bringing music educators together and supporting them to work collaboratively with their students.
  5. Are striving to ensure that, in an unstable and changing political landscape, music education continues to value and celebrate the musical activities of all young people, regardless of the type of music they make, how they choose to make it and why. 


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