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WMLON Event 2: Women's Musical Leadership in Music Education

Women's Musical Leadership Online Network

Event 2 was held in December 2022 building on the previous 2 pilot events and first formal event. The programme is below. The event explored the authentic lives experience of these women and charted the changes they've made to the field. The second half gave a detailed analysis and reading of the launch of the recent EDI Music Studies Report, which can be found here:

Women leading EDI in Music Education

Dates Friday, December 2, 2022 - 10:00 to 15:00LocationOnlineThe Women’s Musical Leadership Online Network (WMLON) presents a day considering women leaders within Music Education focused on leadership within EDI initiatives. This online event will bring together a panel of four women leading EDI within Music Education: Jessy McCabe, Brenda Rattray, Davina Vencatasamy and Chamari Wedamulla. In the afternoon, representatives of the EDIMS (Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in Music Studies) Network will present an interactive workshop on their new research report ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in UK Higher Education’. Schedule 10:00 am - 10:05 am Welcome Welcome from Laura Hamer (The Open University, WMLON PI) and Helen Julia Minors (York St John University, WMLON Co-I) 10:05 am - 11:55 am Panel Discussion of Women Musical Leaders within Music Education This online panel will bring together four women leading EDI initiatives within Music Education. Invited speakers: Jessy McCabe (A-Level Music Campaigner), Brenda Rattray (Goldsmiths University), Davina Vencatasamy (Music Psychotherapist at HMP Grendon and Springhill, Associate Lecturer at University of Derby and Director of Drum and Brass CIC) and Chamari Wedamulla (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire). 12:00pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Break 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon Workshop with the EDIMS Network Members of the EDIMS Network, including Amy Blier-Carruthers (EDIMS Co-Chair), consider EDIMS new report on ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in UK Higher Education’.

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