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Music & Drama Education Expo | Manchester

10 October 2019 | Old Trafford, Manchester

Music & Drama Education Expo, Europe’s largest conference and exhibition for anyone involved in music & drama education, takes place in Manchester on 10 October 2019

All visitors can benefit from 20 free-to-attend CPD sessions and over 70 exhibitors from the creative field to speak to. Enjoy practical and inspiring sessions, and get advice on your practice from industry experts this October.

Opening times:

Thursday 10 October          0900 - 1700


Register for free here      View CPD sessions

Latest News

Meet the speaker: Jim Frankel

Jim Frankel is the head of digital education for the Music Sales Group, and director of MusicFirst. Previously, he was the managing director of SoundTree, the Educational Division of Korg USA, and before that he was the instrumental and general music teacher at the Franklin Avenue Middle School in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey for 11 of his nearly 15 years in the state’s public schools.

Afro-Brazilian rhythms for all ages

Samba has been on the music menu in UK schools for a while now. Its energy, accessibility and potential for differentiation make it an ideal setting for musical exploration. While samba (often used as an umbrella term for other sub-genres), is perhaps the best known of the Afro-Brazilian styles outside of Brazil, there are a number of other genres to add to your rhythmic repertoire. Ollie Tunmer, director of Beat Goes On, tells us how

The Space is the place

In anticipation of Music & Drama Education Expo | Manchester 2019, Alasdair Buchan reflects on his experience at Expo London 2019 from the best seat in the house, as Theatre Manager of The Space

Present a session at Expo

Music & Drama Education Expo | Manchester opened it's call for papers at the start of May, welcoming all to submit sessions that will inspire visitors. If you have a session idea you'd like to submit, be sure to enter the call for papers before it closes on 20 May.

“A useful event to meet delegates who are looking for the work we provide but have not yet heard of us. Also, a great chance to meet other similar organisations and network within the community.”

Lowri Davies, Administrator, The Voices Foundation

“Thank you for creating a wonderful opportunity for Arts colleagues to meet and learn together.”

Cate Madden, Edsential Music Adviser

“Thanks for all the support provided by every member of the team, before during and after the show! Extremely well organised!”

Katherine Savage, Events Executive, ABRSM Publishing

“I thought it was a brilliant event and well worth flying over for. It was extremely well organised and everyone I spoke to seemed to be having a great time. It was fantastic for networking too… Congratulations on such a great event.”

Rachael Howarth

“This event is our most valuable of the year and we always have a great time, meeting lots of new customers and contacts. There's a nice community feel to the exhibition side and the staff organising on the day are really helpful.”

Kirsten Cowan, Business Development Coordinator, RSL (Rockschool Ltd.)

“A great day @MusicEdExpo – thanks to everyone for all the #ideas and opportunities to #network”

Steven Roberts, Conductor