"The music curriculum - bridging the gaps" is the theme of a Schools Music Association conference on ways of achieving continuity between the key stages to be held at Scalford Hall Management Training Centre, Melton Mowbray, October 18-20. Key speaker is Tony Knight, music professional officer for the School Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Heads, teachers of all key stages, teacher trainers, inspectors, governors and parents welcome. Fee: Pounds 190, Pounds 170 members. Non-residential and day rate also available. Details: Valerie Hawkins. Telfax: 0181 446 0371.