Today in the last programme of the series – a music special.
Three years after the Music Manifesto’s undertaking to develop music education and to ensure that young people have access to a broad range of musical experiences, Liz Barclay and guests assess the progress made on pledges to extend music training, participation and provision across the UK.
What’s the state of music education in the UK? What are the successes and failings of the Music Manifesto and what still needs to be done?
Joining Liz Barclay in the studio are Music Manifesto Development Director Marc Jaffrey, Professor Susan Hallam of the Institute of Education and David Sulkin, Youth Music’s Head of Policy and Programmes.
Also… The Learning Curve goes to Glastonbury. Earlier this year, nearly four-hundred young people from all over the UK competed as individual musicians to win a place in a rock band. As part of Youth Music’s Build a Band project, the five winners got together as Revolt! at this year’s Glastonbury Festival and were presented with the challenge of writing, rehearsing and performing their own protest song on the Leftfield stage on the last day of the festival.
And Caroline Swinburne visits Hotham Primary School in West London, where she joins Howard Goodall, the government’s singing ambassador, as he coaches the pupils in a performance of his own song Refuge and ponders ways in which music in the school might develop.