Secondary Schools’ Music Conference 2019

TUE 30 APR 2019

Sussex Secondary Schools’ Music Conference

Following the success of last year’s event, we are delighted to announce that the Sussex Secondary Schools’ Music Conference returns in June, supported by the University of Sussex Education and Music Departments. Join us for an invigorating day of CPD; focusing on the positive impact that a high-quality secondary music education can have on young people. The conference will include a range of practical workshops and talks with experienced music leaders. You will have the opportunity to network with colleagues from other schools and consider how to make everything count in your music classroom and curriculum.

What's more, we are now excited to announce Mark De-Lisser as keynote speaker for this inspiring event. Seen most recently on the BBC’s 'Our Dementia Choir' programme, Mark is one of the most sought after choral directors, vocal coaches and arrangers in the industry. 

Having studied at both Colchester Institute and Central School of Speech and Drama, where he earned a Masters in Voice Studies, Mark went on to teach at many established institutions including The Brit School, University of Westminster and the Academy of Contemporary Music. Although some may know him for his work as a vocal coach on many BBCTV programmes such as "The Voice," "Let it Shine", “Pitch Battle”, “This is My Song”,“ All Together Now” and even the “Eurovision Song Contest” to name but a few, Mark is perhaps best known for his work with choirs. He is the proud musical director of the award-winning ACM Gospel Choir whom he founded back in 2005, as well as being the founder of Singology Choirs -a vision he first began way back in 2004. Mark's arrangements are sung the world over, and his unique published series; “SING OUT!” has become the go to for choral directors and singers in search of the best modern popular choral arrangements. 

In 2018 Mark was asked by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to arrange Stand By Me for their wedding in May of that year, giving him the ‘Royal’ stamp of approval.

Sussex Secondary Schools’ Music Conference - Details in Full 

 • £60 per delegate for Sussex and Brighton & Hove maintained schools, academies and free schools.

• £90 per delegate for independent schools, individuals and non Sussex/Brighton & Hove area schools.

• Free places available for Sussex PGCE trainees and mentors, and NQTs.

 So, click here to book or for more information, email

Secondary Schools’ Music Conference 2019 Fulton Building, University of Sussex, Falmer BN1 9RH 

Tuesday 11th June 2019 • 9am-4.30pm



Keynote speaker, Mark De-Lisser