Sponsors

Headline Sponsor: Casio sponsoring Outstanding Music Education Resource and Excellence in SEND (Music & Drama)

CASIO Music UK are delighted to be this year's main sponsor. In the education sector, we understand that Private Piano teachers demand not merely an authentic instrument for their trade but also insightful online teaching tools, financial support, and resources. CASIO's Grand Hybrid Piano Teacher Network is a value-adding social network with its sole aim to support grassroots piano teachers and thus celebrating Music Teachers on March 4th 2020 is a perfect fit for the values our brand represents.

www.info.casio.co.uk/pianoteachernetwork

Headline Sponsor: Classic FM sponsoring The Classic FM Public Choice Award

Classic FM is the UK’s most popular classical music brand, reaching 5.1 million listeners every week. Classic FM’s programmes are hosted by a mix of classical music experts and household names including John Suchet, Alexander Armstrong, Myleene Klass, Bill Turnbull, Alan Titchmarsh, Charlotte Hawkins, Aled Jones, Margherita Taylor and Moira Stuart. Since its launch in 1992, Classic FM has aimed to make classical music accessible and relevant to everyone and in doing so, introduce an entirely new audience to the genre. ClassicFM.com is the UK’s biggest classical music website and has 2.7 million unique monthly web and app users. Classic FM is owned by Global. It is available across the UK on 100-102 FM, DAB digital radio and TV, the Classic FM app, at ClassicFM.com and on Global Player. Source: RAJAR / Ipsos-MORI / RSMB, period ending 15th September 2019.

www.classicfm.com

ABRSM sponsoring Excellence in Musical Theatre

ABRSM's mission is to inspire achievement in music. Our Singing for Musical Theatre exams give students the opportunity to perform the songs they love, while developing musical skills that will help them flourish in rehearsal, audition and performance situations.

Elena Cobb sponsoring Music Teacher Magazine Editor's Award

Incorporated Society of Musicians sponsoring the Lifetime Achievement Award

The ISM is the UK’s professional body for musicians and a subject association for music. We support over 10,000 members, including peripatetic, private and classroom music teachers, with a unique set of professional services. Membership includes one-to-one legal advice and representation, unpaid fees recovery, essential insurances, useful resources, a DBS checking service, award-winning professional development, enhanced professional status and more. The ISM is politically and financially independent, allowing us the freedom to campaign on any issue affecting musicians and music education.

www.ism.org

London College of Music Examinations sponsoring Outstanding School Drama Department

London College of Music Examinations is a diverse and forward thinking exam board, who offer a wide range of qualifications in drama, communication and musical theatre. Since the college’s founding in 1887 we have welcomed all those who share our passion for both music and drama, inspiring generations of students worldwide.

We believe that all of our learners should have access to a consistent, creative and rewarding provision of assessment, regardless of subject — ensuring that each syllabus has a clear and consistent framework, providing candidates with the most useful assessment of their performances and fostering an enduring love, enjoyment and understanding of the performing arts.

LCME is committed to encouraging perspectives which are more reflective of the diversity within our society. We strive to be relevant and of interest to people from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds.

Music Teachers' Association sponsoring Outstanding School Music Department

Musician's Union sponsoring the Francesca Hanley Inspiration Award

The Musicians’ Union represents over thirty thousand musicians working in all sectors of the music business and has campaigned on behalf of its members since the organisation was established in 1893. As well as negotiating on behalf of its members with all the major employers in the industry, the MU offers a range of services for self-employed professional and student musicians of all ages. The benefits of membership include £10m public liability cover, £2,000 worth of equipment insurance, contract advice, partnership agreements, careers advice and legal assistance.

For more information please visit theMU.org

Trinity College London sponsoring Drama Inspiration Award

Trinity College London is a leading international exam board and independent education charity that has been providing assessments around the world since 1877. With over 850,000 candidates a year in over 60 countries worldwide, Trinity specialises in the assessment of communicative and performance skills covering music, drama, combined arts and English language.

From autumn 2019, a refreshed range of assessments will be available for drama, designed to make working towards graded exams even more vital and relevant. Five subjects will be on offer - Acting, Musical Theatre, Performance Arts and Speech & Drama, alongside Communication Skills - at Initial to Grade 8. These new syllabus specifications are designed to work across the full range of contemporary drama teaching contexts – one to one, small groups, whole class and performing arts schools.

www.trinitycollege.com

Royal Marines Band Service sponsoring the Outstanding Musical Initiative

Royal Marines Bands have existed since 1767, with the original Royal Marines Band Service being founded in 1903 to provide Bands for the Royal Navy.

Today all Royal Marines Bands are required to provide any musical ensemble, including orchestras and dance bands; therefore most musicians, except solo specialists, are required to be competent on both a string and a wind instrument. As a result of this Royal Marines musicians are regarded as some of the most versatile in the military musical world. The Corps of Drums receive an equally thorough training and pride themselves on maintaining the highest standards of drill, bugling and drumming. Their glittering presence at the front of all Royal Marines Bands on the march gives the bands a visual impact that is second to none.

Through a collaborative link with Plymouth University, Royal Marines Musicians can now work towards a fully funded BMus(Hons) Degree; linked to each stage of their training and professional promotion courses.

Duet Education sponsoring Excellence in Primary and Early Years (Music and Drama)

Duet Education is part of the Duet Group and is the only UK company dedicated to music education services provision, leasing, management and consultancy. We provide musical instruments and equipment for Schools, Academies, Music Hubs and other institutions and allow our clients to free up capital and to concentrate on making music.

With Duet Education anything is possible, and our combination of musical expertise, education experience and financial management put us in an ideal position to support Music Education.

All Duets with us always start with a conversation which let us show clients how to make more music from their budgets with a blend of leasing, rental and expert procurement and advice.