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Shine - putting music education in the spotlight

ShineA free one-day event that brings together partners, sounds, voices, thoughts and actions from across the global music landscape.

Be inspired in the morning

  • Hear performances from some of the world’s leading young musicians
  • Learn about how music has influenced the lives of many
  • Celebrate leadership and innovation in music education – featuring Classic FM’s Music Teacher of the Year awards

Here are just some of the highlights from the day:


Mark ArmstrongSee a brand new piece of music being performed by the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, composed by Mark Armstrong!


Myleene KlassCelebrate leadership in music education with the Music Teacher of the Year Awards, presented by Myleene Klass.


Margherita TaylorOur host for the morning is Classic FM’s Margherita Taylor, who will celebrate the great connecting force that is music and set the scene for the celebratory event that follows.

Get practical in the afternoon

  • Get involved in a series of workshops delivered by leading music organisations and educators from across the UK
  • Take away tips, resources and have fun!

Spaces for the sessions are limited due to room capacities so tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

14.00 - 16.00

Shine with Singing!

14.00 - 16.00

Take part in Shine - the music!


Mark ArmstrongWhatever your instrument and whatever level you are at, come and play your part in a practical workshop led by composer Mark Armstrong.

14.00 - 16.00

Shine with ABRSM!


John HolmesJohn Holmes, ABRSM’s Chief Examiner, explores the vital ingredients of an engaging musical performance followed by the opportunity to discover the brand new ABRSM Flute and Clarinet syllabuses.

14.00 - 16.00

Shine for the future!


Come to this fascinating Q&A session and be among the first to contribute to and shape an important piece of research on supporting and sustaining musical progression for all.

14.15 - 16.00

Shine with the London Symphony Orchestra!

14.00 - 15.00

Help your child to Shine!


Encouraging music-making as part of your child’s life is important. Come along for information that will help every parent answer the question – why music?

14.00 - 16.00

Shine with new approaches and resources!


Come and discover new, innovative resources and technology to use with your students.


Together, let’s celebrate the world of music!

Hosted by ABRSM and partners

ABRSM, Classic FM and Barbican

Supported by Allianz Musical Insurance

ABRSM, Classic FM and Barbican


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