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Music Review welcomed by Music Services

Friday, September 24th, 2010

The Government’s announcement of a review of music education has been welcomed by the Federation of Music Services (FMS), the body that represents music services in England. The review initiated by Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education and supported by the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries is being led by Darren Henley, the Managing Director of Classic FM and chair of the Music Manifesto Partnership and Advocacy Group.
FMS Chief Executive, Virginia Haworth-Galt said:
“Darren Henley is a highly respected figure in the world of music and we welcome his incisive views on the future of music education.
“Our music service members represent the backbone of music education provision in schools and we are confident the review will recognise the value and proven breadth of learning that they offer. The FMS is enthusiastic about exploring new ways to improve the planning and the cost efficient delivery of music in schools and the community. Our avowed aim is to enable more children to access music and continue to raise attainment standards throughout their musical lives.
“This total review of music education creates great opportunities to examine ways of working more closely with partners to enhance music and arts provision at local levels throughout the country to ensure that all children have access to excellent music provision.”