Harriet Clifford

Alexander Armstrong to host Music & Drama Education Awards 2021

2:55, 18th February 2021

The virtual Music & Drama Education Awards ceremony will be hosted by Alexander Armstrong, who will be joining us courtesy of our headline partner Classic FM.

Taking place at 6pm on 24 March, the Music & Drama Education Awards Virtual Ceremony will celebrate the extraordinary contribution made by professionals, companies, charities, schools and other organisations in music and drama education.

From the shortlist already announced, the winners will be chosen by a prominent panel of expert judges who have the knowledge and expertise to reward the extraordinary talent, projects, organisations and products of this rich and diverse sector. 

Alexander Armstrong is an English comedian, actor, television presenter and bass baritone singer. He is best-known as one half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller who starred in four series of Armstrong and Miller and The Armstrong and Miller Show.  He co-presented the hugely popular TV quiz show Pointless, alongside Richard Osman since 2009.

Since September 2014, Alexander has presented his own weekend afternoon programme on the classical radio station Classic FM. In addition, Alexander has recently become the host of its flagship weekday programme, becoming only the fourth presenter of the weekday show – Classic FM’s most popular programme – in the station’s 28 year history.

About Classic FM

Classic FM, the UK’s most popular classical music station, is delighted to be the headline partner for the Music & Drama Education Awards for the ninth year. Ever since it first launched on air in 1992, Classic FM has aimed to make classical music accessible and relevant to everyone. 

It’s a privilege, this year more than ever, to shine the spotlight on the people and organisations who have continued to deliver outstanding resources, opportunities, projects and support to students of all ages across the country. 

Alexander Armstrong, one of the nation’s best-loved presenters and host of Classic FM’s flagship programme (weekdays 9am to 12pm), will present the awards for the first time. 

Classic FM is available across the UK on 100-102 FM, DAB digital radio and TV, on Global Player on your smart speaker (“play Classic FM”), iOS or Android device and at ClassicFM.com.

The Awards judging panel is chaired by Sarah Lambie and Thomas Lydon, Editors of Drama & Theatre and Music Teacher respectively. 

View the shortlist here.

Find out more about the ceremony here

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