Today will be an interesting day for those of us with an interest in maintaining Music as a National Curriculum subject. The Coalition Government is set to launch its review by a panel of 'independent' experts. For me, key questions to consider are: 1. Who is there representing Music as a 'subject' worthy of study by all students? What are their qualifications for doing so? 2. To what extent will the key 'ways of knowing' about Music that I value (i.e. through performing, composing, listening, improvising, reviewing, evaluating, etc) be fought for or articulated through the review? 3. How will the review relate to the as yet undisclosed findings of the Henely Review? My views on all this review are well known and you can read more about these on my blog at www.jsavage.org.uk. I am very pessimistic about the outcome and believe that the days of Music being a compulsory subject in the National Curriculum for all pupils to the age of 14 are other. However imperfect the current system, there is the opportunity for a systematic, coherent and development music curriculum for all pupils today. This won't be in place after Gove et al have had there way. I'm also prepared to predict the future for music teachers and their jobs today. I believe that in 3 years from know there will be 50% less music teachers in state schools than there are today. What do others think about developments today? Whatever your view, I think we should all be responding to the review and I urge you to fight for a quality music education for all children.