ISM Campaign Gains Momentum
15 July 2013
Last month the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) called on the government to commit itself to funding music education hubs into the future. The National Plan for Music Education in England promises to support the network of 123 hubs until 2015, but there are no further financial commitments in place.
Since the ISM launched its Protect Music Education campaign (as reported in the July issue of Music Teacher), it has gained close to 1,000 signatories. In addition to backing from Tasmin Little OBE and Julian Lloyd Webber, the campaign has also gained the support of 12 high-profile music organisations - including the Schools Music Association, Musicians Benevolent Fund and Music Education Council.
To support the ISM's campaign, which is hoping to secure commitment from all major political parties, click here.