This site is part of the Informa Connect Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

Adam Laird

Head of Secondary Music, Apple Teacher

Jebel Ali School

Adam is currently the Head of Music at Jebel Ali School, Dubai, and has been involved in all aspects of music education for the last two decades. In the UK, Adam worked with schools, orchestras, bands, and local authorities in developing music practice in the classroom and is ideally placed to comment on the role music has in today's school climate. In the UK, Adam was the Head of Performing Arts at Norton College, Head of Creative Technology at Manor CE School, resident musical director at the Grand Opera House, York, and conductor of the York Area Schools Concert Band and Big Band. He is the founding member of the York Saxophone Choir, and as a performer has recently taken the stage with Dubai Opera Festival Chorus, Dubai Singers, Dubai Wind Band, Dubai Opera Big Band, NSO Big Band, Balquees, and Andrea Bocelli. He is also the Musical Director for Musical Theatre Dubai and deputy chorus master for Dubai Singers.


30 October, 2023 | 11:20 to 12:00
Performing Arts Education - What is next?

A panel discussion on the current state of the Performing Arts in education and what strategies can be considered good practice in education establishments across the region.