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CME London success!

Morley College London is delighted to announce that it has been successfully validated by Trinity College London to offer the Certificate for Music Educators (CME) from January 2019. CME London is a one year level 4 foundation course specifically designed for music educators who work with children and young people both in and out of school. The course will be open to musicians who work for Music Education Hubs, community music leaders and private music teachers.

CME London is a consortium partnership between Sound Connections, Morley College, a leading academic institution with a flagship music department, and the Musicians’ Union (MU), a globally-respected organisation which represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the music business.

The one year course will consist of six workshop days, spread across the year, online support, observations and a mentoring programme. Underpinning the programme will be an inclusive approach to music teaching and learning with children and young people. The course will be delivered by tutors from Morley College and leading experts from Sound Connections and the MU.

Philip Flood, Director at Sound Connections said, ‘inclusion is at the centre of everything we undertake at Sound Connections and so we are delighted to be part of a new training offer which puts musically inclusive practice at the very centre of its approach.’

Peter Collyer, Head of Music and Performing Arts at Morley College London said, ‘this is an important initiative which will create an invaluable community of learning in Central London to enhance music education across the capital. Here at Morley College we are very proud to be collaborating with Sound Connections and the MU in a way that will have a very positive impact on inclusion and participation by supporting musicians in the development of the wider skills they need to be educators.’

Diane Widdison, National Organiser for Education and Training, Musicians’ Union said, ‘The Musicians’ Union is pleased to be supporting this initiative on behalf of our thousands of members in London who work as music educators. We’re delighted that this practical, accessible and forward-thinking programme, which also leads to a professional qualification, is being made available in the capital.’

Francesca Christmas, Head of Academic Governance of Music, Trinity College London, said ‘Trinity College London is delighted to be working with CME London and we are looking forward to supporting them in such important work with music educators in London’.

For more information about CME London and for details on how to apply please contact


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