Training opportunities

We provide professional development opportunities for all emerging and existing music leaders/teachers/practitioners. Some events are open access, some are available to those in the MUSINC music leader network. To become a member of our music leader network please contact – it is free to join. Details of upcoming CPD opportunities below….

This years’ Symposium aims to build on the emerging threads from the 5th Student Research Symposium, held in November 2019, through focusing on the theme of positionality and what that means in terms of our research and practice.

The following questions may be used to guide your submission, but these are not limited, and other suggestions around positionality may be posed or explored;

  • What effect does the defining and enacting of our role as community musicians have within our respective contexts? 
  • How can we critically evaluate our positionality, taking into account the specific social, environmental and political parameters within which we operate? 
  • How does our definition and enactment of our position as practitioners and researchers affect, for example, our use of language and communication, and ultimately impact the scope and foci of our research?

The Call for submissions is due to close on Tuesday 30th June 2020.

The symposium is set to be held at the Hilton Double Tree, York, on Monday the 23rd (1200 – 1700) and Tuesday the 24th (0900 – 1700) of November 2020. Further details regarding the call for submissions can be seen on the attached PDF.

If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact us at

As musinc are members of Soundsense, we have access to their online safeguarding for community musicians online course. This is available to music leaders working for musinc, and partner organisations. Please email us if you would like to access this training.


Brighter Sounds are launching a series of free lunchtime webinars to support musicians and music professionals during COVID-19.

Hosted by the brilliant Remi Harris MBE, sessions will take place on Zoom every Thursday at 1pm over the next four weeks…

Thu 16 Apr – Emergency support and new funding
What’s available, and how to access the support that’s right for you.

Thu 23 Apr – Replanning your finances
How to replan your personal or professional finances or put together a project budget. With accountant and business consultant Shim Offor.

Thu 30 Apr – Using intuition in uncertain times
For anyone feeling uncertain about what action to take at the moment. With creative industries coach Tamara Gal-On.

Thu 7 May – Communications, media & PR
Changing your messaging, campaigns or promotion in response to COVID-19. With Communications and PR executive Adam Webb.

Find out more & register your place

Discussion: How can online Music Education be inclusive and accessible?

Wed, 22 April 2020

15:00 – 16:30 BST

To book click here

Brighter Sounds are launching our brand new leadership programme with a series of inspirational talks uncovering the stories behind how people in the music industry have overcome their biggest challenges, and what can be done to recover, respond and rebuild after a crisis.

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Monday 21 September, 2pm – Developing online teaching skills. Building on our Introduction to Teaching Music Online, this session will help music teachers and leaders to develop their online teaching skills, troubleshoot common issues and explore techniques and adaptations. Book your free space here!

CYP Now Conferences

Digital technology continues to evolve at an extraordinary rate, providing children and young people with countless opportunities for learning, development and socialisation. It also presents ever increasing threats to their wellbeing and safety.

This one day conference will provide essential learning for the entire children’s workforce. We are bringing together leading online safety experts and safeguarding professionals to equip you with the understanding, skills and confidence to ensure children and young people stay safe in the digital age, in a series of high quality CPD-certified keynote talks and seminars.

Music technology offers a wealth of opportunities for expanding the teaching of music to all children and young people, as well as providing a basis for teaching much of the curriculum.

This one-day conference, taking place on 16th October in central London, offers an immersive day of presentations and training on music technology in education.

NYMAZ sessions exploring online teaching methods, advice on which hardware to use, targeted Q&A sessions with Hubs and more are available to catch up with here :

Drake Music’s Step Up! Webinar all about getting the most out of iPads for music. Available now on Youtube here:

How can we all work to make our digital world inclusive? To build a new digital culture that works for everyone?

To view click here

Please regularly check back to this page as it is constantly updated with new opportunities.