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MU Sections

Sections are networks of members, set up to keep the Executive Committee informed of developments in different areas of musicians’ work.

Join Your Section

To join one of the Sections, and be part of the network of musicians, contact the Secretary of the Committee named below.

Membership is open to any member who earns all or part of their living from the area of work that the Section covers.

The Sections of the Union:
 
Live Performance Section
Dave Webster, National Organiser —Live Performance
60 - 62 Clapham Road, London SW9 0JJ
T 020 7840 5512
F 020 7582 9805
E live@theMU.org
You can join the section above online, visit Edit my profile
 
Teachers’ Section
Diane Widdison, National Organiser — Education & Training
60 - 62 Clapham Road, London SW9 0JJ
T 020 7840 5558
F 020 7582 9805
E teachers@theMU.org
You can join the section above online, visit Edit my profile

Music Writers’ Section
Phil Kear, National Organiser — Recording & Broadcasting
60 - 62 Clapham Road, London SW9 0JJ
T 020 7840 5557
F 020 7793 9185
E writers@theMU.org
 
Orchestra Section
Bill Kerr, National Organiser — Orchestras
61 Bloom Street, Manchester M1 3LY
T 0141 341 2966
F 0161 236 0159
E orchestral@theMU.org
 
Recording & Broadcasting Section
Phil Kear, National Organiser — Recording & Broadcasting
60 - 62 Clapham Road, London SW9 0JJ
T 020 7840 5557
F 020 7793 9185
E rb@theMU.org
 
Theatre Section
Dave Webster, National Organiser — Live Performance
60 - 62 Clapham Road, London SW9 0JJ
T 020 7840 5512
F 020 7582 9805
E theatre@theMU.org

 

Stand for an MU Section Committee 2018-19

A musician’s work is varied and MU members work in many different ways. To respond to this, the Union has ‘Sections’, which act as focus groups for musicians working in areas such as live performance, music teaching, recording, composing, orchestras and theatre.

These Sections are vital in informing the work of the Union and helping to shape Union policy. Each Section has a democratically elected Committee that meets in order to discuss stakeholder issues and, where appropriate, make recommendations to the Union’s Executive Committee.

Standing for nomination

Nominations for all of the Section Committees, except the Orchestra Section, now take place in March every two years and are subject to ballot if required. If you would like to be considered for a Section Committee for the period 2018/2019, simply complete and return the postage-paid card delivered as an insert with your copy of the winter 2017 issue of The Musician journal.

We would particularly welcome a diverse membership of Section Committees. Committee members are expected to attend meetings at least twice a year and will be reimbursed for any travel expenses and/or loss of earnings where applicable. If you need any advice or assistance in seeking nomination then contact your Regional Organiser who will be happy to help.

Get involved and help us to help you

You can seek nomination for more than one Section Committee and existing members of Committees are welcome to stand again. The only criteria being that you are active in the relevant sector. The deadline for return of the card is 31 January 2018 and members expressing an interest in standing will be contacted in February 2018.

Related downloads

Section Committees Nomination Postcard 2018-19 (PDF 42.15 bytes file opens in new window)