2024 Shortlist Announcement

The Music & Drama Education Awards recognise the remarkable impact that individuals, companies, charities, schools, and other entities have on enriching the lives of others through the realms of music and drama, two crucial elements of the performing arts.

OUTSTANDING MUSIC EDUCATION RESOURCE

Sponsored by CASIO Music UK


Aurora Classroom

ChoirMaker, Ex Cathedra
Primary Singing Toolkit, ISM Trust and Voices Foundation 
Teaching Notes Podcast, Music Teachers Association
YuStudio, Charanga

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL INITIATIVE

Sponsored by Royal Marines Band Service


Ark Music,
Ark Schools 
Earthsong Programme,
Bristol Beacon, and the Earthsong Foundation
Learn To Play, Olympias Music Foundation
Orchestras for All
The King’s Coronation Bandstand, Music for Youth
The OAE at Acland Burghley School

OUTSTANDING DRAMA EDUCATION RESOURCE


Beyond the Canon’s Plays for Young Activists, Bloomsbury Publishing
Drama Games for Exploring Shakespeare by Nick Hern Books and Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation
Frantic Studio, Frantic Assembly
Prospero, C&T

OUTSTANDING DRAMA INITIATIVE

Lit in Colour, Bloomsbury Publishing
Immersive Telepresence in Theatre, Coventry University
Light UP, Unexpected Places
Speech Bubbles, Speech Bubbles CiC 
What You Will, Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation
Write Here Write Now, Polka Theatre

EXCELLENCE IN PRIMARY / EARLY YEARS (Music and Drama)

Listen Imagine Compose Primary, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Musical Mondays, Live Music Now
Play Percussion, Sing Up
The Creative Space, Brays School
Thinking Music

EXCELLENCE IN SEND (Music and Drama)

Awards and Certificates in Musical Development, Trinity College London
Count Me In!, Services For Education and University of Roehampton
Creative Music Nurture Groups, Hertfordshire Music Service
Inspire, Live Music Now
Sounds Wild, Soundabout
UpRising Balloon, Music Education Hubs East Midlands

DRAMA INSPIRATION AWARD

Sponsored by Broadway Licensing Global

Adam Milford
Kirsty Marsh
Megan Ratcliff
Russeni Fisher

EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE (Music and Drama)

A Summer in Ruins, A Place for Us CIC
CAPA Juniors, Trinity Academy Cathedral
Rhymes LIVE!, London Rhymes
Starcast, Performing Arts schools in Salisbury and Fordingbridge
Theatre Peckham

OUTSTANDING SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Sponsored by Music Teachers' Association


Bishop Wordsworth's School
Formby High School
Loughborough Schools Foundation
School21,
Stratford
St John Rigby College
Tattershall Primary
Yealmpstone Farm Primary



OUTSTANDING SCHOOL DRAMA DEPARTMENT

Sponsored by Broadway Licensing Global


Beaumont School
Chiswick School
ClassAction,
Godalming Sixth Form College
Malton School and Sixth Form
Wellington College

THE ROCKSTEADY AWARD FOR PROGRESSIVE AND INCLUSIVE MUSIC EDUCATION

Rocksteady Music School

Aspire, Amasing
Hope Creative,
Bristol Beacon
Inspire,
Live Music Now
Intergenerational Music Sessions,
Live The Beat
Learn to Play, Olympias Music Foundation
Sounds Virtual,
Soundabout

FRANCESCA HANLEY INSPIRATION AWARD

Sponsored by the Musicians’ Union

Carl Smith
 Jayne Barnes
Jayne Smith
Kat Penn
Rachael Borman

Instrumental or Vocal Teacher of the Year

Cathy Laney
Eleanor Diack
Niall Oates
Sandie Williams

Outstanding Music Education Print Resource

A Young Person’s Guide to Vocal Health, Olivia Sparkhall, Compton Publishing
Don't Fear the Horn, Richard Steggall
How to Make Your Choir Sound Awesome, Banks Music
Instant Primary Music Lessons, Ann Bryant, Rhinegold Education
Slap Djembe, Percussion Plus
Violin Junior Series, Schott Music
Where Are All The Instruments? West Africa, Nathan Holder