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RMA Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group

In line with the RMA’s commitment to promoting diversity, equality and inclusion in all aspects of music studies, we have established a Working Group to look at EDI issues within the organisation.

The membership of the working group is as follows.

  • Tom Attah, Leeds Art University
  • Manuella Blackburn, Keele University
  • Chris Collins, University of Aberdeen
  • Katherine Hambridge, University of Durham
  • Freya Jarman, University of Liverpool
  • Laudan Nooshin, City, University of London

The RMA is also a founder member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Music Studies Network, which aims to promote, support and share good practice in relation to EDI in Music Higher Education in the UK. https://www.edimusicstudies.com/

Previous Events

In May 2019, the RMA and MusicHE co-hosted a workshop on ‘Interrogating Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Music: BAME routes into and through Higher Education’, which brought together representatives from across the Music HE sector and industry organisations such as the Musicians’ Union, Arts Council England, Live Music Now! and the Incorporated Society of Musicians.

In January 2020, a follow-up one-day conference was held on ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Music Higher Education’, with speakers from Music Departments and conservatoires in the UK and beyond sharing experiences and projects aimed at tackling inequalities and underprivilege in the sector.

Recent Updates

See https://www.rma.ac.uk/tag/equality-diversity-inclusion/ for further updates.