The Music Education Council (MEC) is the gathering of the most diverse and knowledgeable voices in the UK, promoting the educational and social value of music.

At its heart, it is a UK Council that, through its members, acts as expert adviser, champion of standards in learning and enabler of change. MEC aims to help create a society where everyone benefits from the personal, social, and educational value of music.

The Music Education Council draws its membership from across the entire music education and music industry sectors.

About Us

The Music Education Council (MEC) acts as a medium for bringing together in a working relationship those organisations and institutions in the United Kingdom involved in music education and music education training, thereby creating a common meeting ground and opportunities for the exchange of information and the promotion of joint or connected activities.

What does MEC do?

STRATEGICALLY our council inclusively convenes diverse organisations, networks, and people.

TACTICALLY, our council acts to influence multi-sector understanding and interventions in relation to key issues.

PRACTICALLY, an annual programme of activity is devised collaboratively by the Council and its members.

Get Involved

However you are involved in music or music education, we invite you to make yourself heard by joining the Music Education Council. Membership is open to both organisations and individuals.

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Our Trustees

As a charity organisation, the management of MEC is down to the Board of Trustees