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The Social Value of Music Conference

A cross-platform policy and research conference, which brings together policymakers, researchers, music practitioners and music industry experts to share best practice and research on the social value of music.

We are inviting delegates to collaborate and forge links between these fields, by engaging actively and critically with the existing evidence base alongside complementary experiences and perspectives, to address the question, “What is the social value of music – and how can this best be demonstrated within or alongside the current demand for metric measurements of impact?” We will seek to join-up thinking, discuss and interrogate the effects, impact and power of music, and its key benefits in educational, health, and community settings.

The conference will include talks, panel discussions and a wealth of networking opportunities. It will be of interest to socially engaged music practitioners (including music therapists, community musicians etc.), policymakers, researchers, service providers and funding bodies in the fields of the arts for social care, social change, health and wellbeing who wish to contribute, collaborate, develop their knowledge, and build their contacts and networks.

As a leading voice for music therapy, Nordoff Robbins anticipates that this conference will act as a launchpad for future collaboration and new research into the social value of music.

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