Current signatories: 2044


This manifesto concentrates on young people and their musical development. That is right: the musical future of this country depends on encouraging young people's musical interest from an early age. However, music is for life, not just for youth. We recognise that there are a further set of priorities which are about the place of music in early adulthood and beyond. That is a topic for another day.

With this manifesto, we have deliberately set out to craft a strategy and set of priorities for young people's music education over the next three to five years.

We hope that more people will sign up to the manifesto as time goes on and, by signing ourselves, commit to doing all in our power to ensure that our organisations live up to the promise of its five key aims.

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    • MusicLeader West Midlands DNA sessions
    • Devon Schools Music Festival
    • Teaching Music Effectively (TME)
    • Grand Union Orchestra
    • Yamaha Education Friends