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Reform EBacc as it's causing harm to music education
EB News: 08/11/2019 - 10:49
The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has released its manifesto for musicians ahead of the General Election 2019, calling for the reform or abolition of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) which it says is causing harm to music education in secondary schools and undermining the incredibly valuable creative industries.
It also asked for a long-term commitment to music education hub funding of at least £100m per annum.
Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the Incorporated Society of Musicians said: "Our latest Brexit report Impact of Brexit on Musicians demonstrates how much the music workforce depends on EU27/EEA countries for professional work, and reveals a profession who are deeply concerned about the future as the UK prepares to leave the EU.
"We need to stay focused on ensuring that post-Brexit there is a comprehensive deal in place which will protect every aspect of the musician’s working life. This includes everything from a two-year, multi-entry visa to ensuring that musicians can take their instruments easily across the channel to work in the EU. At the moment there seems to be a huge number of obstacles in the path of our music community which will severely damage not just their livelihood but also the music sector."