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
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