Curriculum Music Conference® (Central)
January 18, 2024
The Curriculum Music Conference® returns for an 8th year, this year for the first time taking place across multiple locations.
The central conference will take place at the Riverway Centre in Stafford on Thursday 18th January 2024. Please return to the main events page to find the details for our South and North dates.
A discounted price is available for schools in Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Telford, in partnership with The Music Partnership, which can be selected from the ticket menu below.
09:00 Registration, Refreshments & Exhibition
09:30 Welcome from Dr Liz Stafford (Music Education Solutions) and Warm Up with Cathy Lamb (MusicShare)
10:00 Body Percussion for the Clasroom with Mika de Oliveira (Beat Goes On)
10:40 Speed Dating with our exhibitors
11:30 Refreshments & Exhibition
12:00 Keynote: Christopher Stevens HMI, National Subject Lead for Music (Ofsted)
12:30 Discussion: What does ‘high quality’ music education look like?
13:10 Lunch & Exhibition
14:00 A: West African Drumming Workshop with Andy Gleadhill (Drums for Schools)
14:00 B: Protecting KS4 & KS5 Music – uptake, assessment & inspiration with Marie Bessant (OCR)
14:40 A: Listening Resources to underpin your curriculum with Julian Edwards (Naxos Music Education)
14:40 B: Developing Singing in Secondary Schools with Cathy Lamb (MusicShare)
15:20 A: Learn, Discover, Create & Assess – cloud-based solutions for music with Richard Payne (Music First)
15:20 B: Around the World in 6 Songs with Dr Liz Stafford & Kay Charlton (Kapow Primary)
Exhibitors & Sponsors: Beat Goes On, Drums for Schools, Get Set 4 Education, Kapow Primary, Music First, Naxos Music, Normans Musical Instruments, OCR, The Music Partnership.
For all exhibiting enquiries please contact us here.
Accessibility & Travel Information
Please contact us for accessibility information
There is ample free parking available on site. The closest train station is Stafford (1 mile).
For those needing to stay overnight, the Travelodge Stafford Central is 0.5 miles from the venue. The Premier Inn Stafford North is 2.8 miles away. There are also a range of local independent hotels and guesthouses.