Speaker
Gary Spruce (cropped)
Gary Spruce

Gary Spruce is Senior Lecturer in Education at the Open University.


His primary responsibility is as subject leader for the university’s flexible, secondary PGCE music course. From 2007-2012 he was co-editor of the British Journal of Music Education. He has written widely on music education particularly around the areas of teacher education and music education and social justice, and has presented papers at national and international conferences.


He is a practising musician with a particular interest in music for the theatre.

 

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