The Norfolk Music Hub Expo brings together music teachers, partner organisations, speakers and performers, with a mix of talks, workshops and practical sessions, along with special performances showcasing talent from across the county.

Due to the change in the music curriculum, we have decided to hold our next Music Hub Expo in October 2019.

The event this year will provide information and support in the delivery of the new curriculum alongside a focus on the wellbeing of teachers. The pressure on school based practitioners are at an all-time high and wellbeing can very often be overlooked.

We are hosting this event at The Assembly House in Norwich, which is a beautiful, historical building, with a long tradition of hosting musical activities. There will also be a musical themed afternoon tea!

The event will provide attendees with a positive, supportive and rewarding experience, as well as new skills and ideas to take back to classroom teaching. Join us for your chance to network, share ideas, learn and be inspired!

Thursday 17 October 2019
The Assembly House, Norwich, NR2 1RQ

Supported by The Assembly House Trust.


9:30 Arrival
10:00 Welcome & Introduction
10:15 Keynote – Ex Cathedra
11:00 Keynote – John Kelly, Drake Music
11:45 Break
12:00 Workshop Sessions 1
12:45 Afternoon Tea
14:15 Workshop Sessions 2
15:00 Workshop Sessions 3
15:45 Break
16:00 Close & Hub Awards Event (see below for more details!)

Download the conference programme >>


Choose your workshops on the registration form.

  • Ex Cathedra
    Ex Cathedra is an award-winning team of qualified teachers, singing teachers, conductors and workshop leaders, with a huge range of skills and experiences in choral work, schools, healthcare and community settings across the UK and internationally. Following an uplifting keynote focussed on wellbeing and massed engagement, Ex Cathedra will then lead 3 active breakout group sessions, with the ethos of singing to improve wellbeing at the heart, and for teachers to take ideas, resources and activities back to their classrooms, assemblies, and choirs.
    1) SingMaker for the primary school – activities for teaching and learning activities in the classroom, the assembly hall, and for primary school choirs
    2) SingMaker for KS3 – getting your KS3 children singing
    3) Singing Connections for KS1  and KS2 – singing activities to support literacy & numeracy in the primary school classroom. Resources for all the above projects are available to purchase so that teachers can continue the activities.


  • John Kelly, Drake Music
    John Kelly is a professional musician with a background in youth work, informal education and facilitation focusing on social change with over 30 years experience of promoting change toward equality and inclusion and the recognition of disability as a human rights issue. John will lead inspiring and interactive workshops, alongside Music Inclusion Practitioner Managers from Drake Music on Music, Disability Equality & Inclusion. John will share his journey and focus on the connection between the social model of disability and accessible education practice with disabled musicians.


  • Martin Fautley
    Professor Martin Fautley is a renowned music education specialist, widely known for his work on researching assessment in the classroom, but also researches understandings of musical learning and progression, composing, and creativity. He regularly undertakes research and evaluation projects in the field of music education. He is the author of eight books, including “Assessment in Music Education”, and has written and published numerous journal articles, book chapters and academic research papers on a range of aspects of teaching and learning and is co-editor of the British Journal of Music Education. Martin will lead a break-out session on the new National Curriculum for Music, identifying the changes, challenges and opportunities.


  • Louder Than Life
    Get involved in some group music making, with Tim Brain from Louder Than Life. Guaranteed fun!
    There will be 3 breakout group sessions to choose from – steel pans, ukuleles, and taiko drumming.

Hub Awards

Each year we hold an awards ceremony, to recognise and celebrate the hard work that individuals, schools and organisations put in to music education across Norfolk.

Our 8 awards categories are open to anonymous public nominations via our online form, which will close at 5pm on Thursday 10 October. The nominations will then be shortlisted by the Executive Board for Norfolk Music Hub and nominees will receive a phone interview to select the winner.

Place your nominations on our online form >>


Registration is free of charge for current Hub Subscription schools (2019/20).

This event is invitation-only and all Hub Subscribers will be notified of how to book. There is no limit on how many teachers may come from your school, however registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you haven’t received an invitation and would like to attend, please contact us.