Dr Steven Berryman is an arts and cultural educator contributing widely to music education. He is the current President of the Chartered College of Teaching (2022 – 2024) and holds a variety of non-executive director roles, including school governance. Steven has contributed widely to educational press, expert roundtables, examining and as an arts education practitioner, including work as a composer; recent work includes projects with the Royal Opera House, London Philharmonic Orchestra, NMC Recordings and Ofqual. Steven was a member of the DFE/DCMS expert panel to refresh the National Plan for Music Education.

More about Steven…

Furthest you’ve been from home?

I wrote some music for a play that was part of a international festival in Rio de Janeiro; I didn’t know I would been visiting Brazil for the performances until the night before the flights… A remarkable place, and I subsequently visited again to spend the week in São Paulo.

A fun fact…

I have a twin brother. Whilst we are identical we do look a bit different these days but he looks enough like me for people to have a double-take. We went to the same university and we had many instances of mistaken identity and disbelief from fellow students when we professed to be a twin. We were rarely believed until we were seen together. The surprise and shock was always amusing!

No. 1 song recommendation

For years I keep coming back to the recordings of Christopher O’Riley, and Black Star (a Radiohead transcription by O’Riley) is probably my most played track.


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