Welcome to the webpages of the National Association for Music in Higher Education (NAMHE).
NAMHE is the UK’s subject association for institutions, departments and individuals dedicated to training and educating the next generation of musicians through higher education. We promote the creative, cultural and economic benefits of studying for a music degree – whether in a conservatoire, college or university – and we champion musical research, scholarship and practice at the highest level to ensure a healthy and vibrant future for our discipline.
Are you thinking of continuing to study music after you leave sixth form? Hear from some of those who have, talking about the opportunities a music degree has opened up for them:
In the second of our videos, we hear from staff and students on studying music at university, and in the third (with thanks to Warner) trumpeter Alison Balsom speaks about what a music degree did for her.
In representing the interests of musicians engaged in UK higher education, NAMHE works closely with the Royal Musical Association (RMA), Music Mark (the UK Association for Music Education), the Institute of Musical Research (IMR), the Music Education Council (MEC), and the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM), as well as learned societies and subject associations in other fields where our interests and priorities overlap.
Find us on Facebook or register with our JISCMail forum and mailing list for updates and discussion, or why not attend our annual one-day conference?
Each year the NAMHE conference explores a theme of relevance to the music HE community, allowing members to develop new ideas, exchange good practice and interact with colleagues from institutions across the UK. You can get a flavour from this video of the 2014 conference, which focused on communities of creative practice.
The 2015 NAMHE conference was held at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on 5 May 2015, when our topic was ‘Music – Learning – Technology’. Our next conference will be held on 3 May 2016 at the Royal Northern College of Music and will focus on ‘Practice-Led Research’. We hope to see you there! Meanwhile feel free to browse the website and get in touch.
A report commissioned by NAMHE into Gender and Equality in Music Higher Education was presented at NAMHE's annual conference in May. A video…
NAMHE recently undertook a survey of the membership on arrangements for external examining. Here are our findings…
NAMHE has issued a press release about the new GCSE and A Level specifications…
An overview of NAMHE's activities over the past twelve months is now available…