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Forum Series: Retuning Our Ambition for Music Learning

  • Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music 117376 Singapore (map)



This year ABRSM celebrates 130 years of inspiring musical achievement. We are ambitious for the future of music learning and the role ABRSM can play in supporting music education.

Beginning with the proposition that everyone, whatever their age or background, should have the chance to realise their musical potential, Professor Lincoln Abbotts will explore the challenges, and propose some of the solutions, to achieving an ambitious vision for the future of music learning. He will share an overview of recent developments and innovations at ABRSM and give an insight into future initiatives, including emerging professional opportunities for musicians in Asia.  

We live in an ever shifting political, educational, social, technological and artistic landscape where the routes into, and out of music learning can be as diverse as music itself. This session will give an opportunity to listen, learn, engage, challenge and to collectively retune our ambition for music learning.


Lincoln is an Executive Director at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and a Visiting Professor of Music Education at the University of Wolverhampton.

A flautist, composer, director, teacher and leader, known for bringing together eclectic groups of people to make ambitious and original music, Lincoln’s career has included working with many of the world’s leading ensembles, festivals and venues as well as senior roles within the BBC, and as Chief Executive of Music for Youth.

He studied at the University of Manchester and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and holds an MBA from the Open University. Lincoln is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Freeman of the City of London.


• Free admission.
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• Out of respect for other concertgoers, no children under 6 years of age will be allowed admission.