BDRS joins Fair Access Principles & ISM-MU Code of Practice

We are delighted to have joined Sound and Music’s Fair Access Principles, which are designed to act as a code of best practice for running successful, open and inclusive artist development programmes, competitions and awards for composers. You can read more about it here.

Our Chair, James Turnbull, writes:

“We are thrilled to have signed up to the Fair Access Principles. Embracing inclusivity and ensuring accessibility hold significant importance for the British Double Reed Society, as we endeavour to advance double reed music across the UK. Our heartfelt gratitude extends to the entire team at Sound and Music for conceiving this framework, which will aid us in connecting with a wide range of individuals and dismantling any barriers that might have previously been problematic.”

We have also signed up to the ISM-MU Code of Practice, a set of principles which aims to eradicate bullying, harassment, discrimination and other forms of inappropriate behaviour within the music sector, as well as setting out a shared vision for promoting and maintaining a positive working culture.