#DMPanel at Music Mark 2017


We are excited to be presenting both the keynote speech and panel at Music Mark conference this November.

Music Hubs and disabled musicians: a blossoming partnership?

Our panel will  discuss how much progress has been made towards true inclusivity in music education and what more we can achieve together.

As well as leading the panel discussion in the room, we will be asking to our twitter followers to take part in the panel online using the hashtag #DMPanel.

Follow our DM Education account @weallmakemusic and join in the conversation on Saturday 25th November, 10.30-11.30am.

Send us your questions in advance and then join us on the day for a great discussion with a fantastic panel.

Who’s on the panel?

The panel includes disabled musicians, music leaders, Drake Music team members and also a music hub lead:

  • Gemma Nash – A DM Associate, digital storyteller and sound artist whose work focuses on re-imagining the ‘othered’ body and the complex relationship between medicine, disability and ethics.
  • John Kelly – A musician, writer, actor and active campaigner for disability rights. John works on our Think2020 programme and is co-lead on the London DMLab.
  • Sarah Fisher – A community musician and leader who has developed a unique way of teaching music from her experiences.
  • Peter Bolton – Chief Executive of Kent Music, Peter has had an illustrious career in arts and classical music including Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall and Turner Sims Concert Hall.

The debate will be hosted by Drake Music Chief Executive Carien Meijer and Education Manager Jonathan Westrup.

This is part of our Think2020 advocacy work, funded by Youth Music, to raise awareness of the under-representation of disabled music leaders in music education.