Bridget Whyte was appointed CEO of Music Mark in 2017, having worked as a consultant in music education for over 15 years. She started her career at the Arts Council before moving to London to work for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Royal Academy of Music. In 1995 she went freelance and apart from a brief return to employment from ‘97 to ‘99 – as Administrator at Surrey Arts – she worked as a consultant for over 20 years prior to taking up this role. Clients included Youth Music, various music services and hubs, and she worked for the Music Manifesto and subsequently the Department for Education (DfE) to set up and support the National Singing Programme – Sing Up. Her last key freelance role was as a Strategic Advisor for the British Council, setting up and managing their World Voice Programme, initiating singing programmes in over 20 countries around the globe.
As Music Mark’s CEO, Bridget Whyte is in demand as a speaker and advisor at a national and international level, including being part of the DfE’s national working group on the Model Music Curriculum, a music advisory group at Ofsted and most recently being appointed to the Music Education Policy Group Global Compact on Music Education.