By 4pm yesterday, 1,769 people had visited the campaign website, and since Sunday 1 June 2014, 19,885 people had viewed the ‘respond to the consultation’ webpage.
695+ people had copied the Protect Music Education Campaign Team into their email to the Department for Education’s funding team, and we expect the actual number of responses to be far, far higher given the tens of thousands on views on the consultation website.
None of this would have been possible without your support.
More than 120 organisations from across the music education and industry sector joined you in spreading the word about the reasons behind protecting music education.
These included music industry leaders such as PRS for Music and Yamaha, orchestras such as the Liverpool Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra, and education organisations such as ABRSM, Trinity Guildhalland the UK’s Conservatoires and Universities.
Comments of support came from leading performing musicians such as Dame Felicity Lott, Julian Lloyd Webber, Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, Nicola Benedetti MBE, Tasmin Little OBE and Alison Balsom.
The campaign has received coverage in BBC, The Times, the Guardian,Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, LBC and numerous music sector publications including MIPro, Classical Music Magazine and Music Teacher Magazine along with numerous others.
Thank you once again.