Music Transitions and Futures

facilitiesVenue: The Boiler House, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne


Date: Thursday 25th January 2018.



9:30 – Arrivals, registration and tea/coffee


10:00 – WELCOME TO NEWCASTLE, Ian Biddle, Head of ICMuS and Julia Partington – outline of the event


10:15 – Georgina Biddle and Jenny Williams from Music Partnership Newcastle –‘Music Education Hub perspective of current issues in secondary music education’


10:45 – John Finney – ‘In Search of Music Education’ ”In search of


11:30 WORLD CAFÉ EVENT – facilitated by Simon McKerrell


12:30 LUNCH


1:15 Michael Gale ‘The death knell for traditional harmony and counterpoint studies? Some prospects and implications arising from the new A-Level curricula.’


1:45 – Graham Welch – ‘Effective Teacher Education in Music’


2:30 – afternoon refreshments


2:45 – PANEL ROUNDTABLE – Panel: Helen Minors, Chair of NAMHE, Georgina Biddle, Head of Music Partnership North Newcastle, Katherine Zeserson, freelance music educator, consultant and strategic advisor, Keynote speakers Graham Welch, John Finney & Ian Biddle, Head of ICMuS.



3:30 Plenary and thanks


3:45/4pm – END




Additional contributors:

Poster contribution from Jo Saunders, University College London, Institute of Education: Initial teacher education in the primary context: From musical learner to musical leader’


The event will take place in the Boiler House which is a square brick structure right in the centre of Newcastle University’s campus. For those of you coming from outside the North East, the University itself is in the city centre, near to Haymarket bus and metro stations and not too far from St James’s Park football ground and the RVI hospital, all easily spottable landmarks.


There are numerous car parks and on street parking surrounding the university and RVI hospital, although this can be in high demand. A map of car parking can be found here


Here is a link to a map of the city centre and university campus.


Once on campus, If you find King’s Road as marked on the map, locate the the Student Union building and the main arches in the centre of the campus, it is between those two structures (this is a new space, not yet on the map but there is an open air seating area there with large sculptures of human heads, find those, and you will see the Boiler House easily).


We are starting at 9:30 for tea, coffee, registration and beginning properly at 10am. The day will end by 4pm at the latest.

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