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New Learning and Qualifications Director

3 years ago


Philippa BuntingWe are very pleased to announce the appointment of Philippa Bunting as ABRSM's Learning and Qualifications Director. She will take up this new role on 3 January 2017, joining the Products and Services department as one of our expert Directors alongside Robin Barry and also heading up our syllabus team.

Philippa is widely respected as a teacher, teacher trainer, chamber music and orchestral coach, consultant and writer on music education. She has worked with musicians ranging from children aged four and upwards to postgraduate students and experienced professional teachers, and has strong expertise in syllabus development and the design of qualifications and curriculums. Philippa has a particular interest in approaches which integrate musicianship with instrumental learning and embrace musical creativity.

Philippa joins us from current dual roles as Head of Music Education at the Royal Northern College of Music and Director of the Royal Academy of Music's First String Experience course.

Philippa comments: "I feel enormously privileged to have the opportunity both to contribute to the development of ABRSM's exams and assessments and also to explore further pathways that will support music educators working in a range of spheres. I intend to both bring my own insights to bear, and learn from the practices of others, in order to further strengthen our exam offer.

"Beyond the exams themselves, there are many other new exciting pathways to explore as the music education landscape, always dynamic, continues to change around us, along with the needs of learners and teachers alike."

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