Middlesex University is hosting a one-day conference exploring the practices and theories that empower the classical music industry.

With speakers and delegates from both industry and academia the conference aims to foster links between both sectors, allowing for debates that examine the industry from a range of angles.

Gillian Moore CBE, director of music at the Southbank Centre, will give the keynote address. Entitled ‘Who needs classical music?’, the talk will explore the role of classical music in the modern day. Further talks will explore topics such as programming and curation, ‘the composer today’, diversity and education, live music, and the record industry.

The day will close with a reception, including a brief discussion by Dr Chris Dromey and Julia Haferkorn of the recently published The Classical Music Industry.

The conference will take place on 16 October. To book a place visit https://www.mdx.ac.uk. Registration is £35 (/£25 concessions).