Sound and Music launches the essential findings of its National Music Educators' Survey, revealing the significant barriers faced by young people looking to compose and create their own music. The first report in the UK to focus specifically on creativity and composing, Can Compose offers unique perspective on an area often overlooked.
Drawing on responses from over 500 educators, the report found that:
97% agree there should be more opportunities for students to compose their own music
42% report a fall in young people’s confidence to compose between Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11) and Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)
Only 27% of school teachers signpost to external opportunities, meaning few young people are able to progress their talent or interest
Over 600 barriers reported that prevent young people from creating their own music in the UK
Near unanimous agreement that creating and composing should be a central element of music education
Analysis highlights the urgent need for change in perceptions, provision, policy and practice. In response, the report offers 21 key recommendations for the sector to address these urgent issues.
READ THE REPORT IN FULL: http://soundandmusic.org/sites/default/files/projects/files/2019_SoundandMusic_CanCompose_SurveyFindings-FINAL.pdf