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Colston Hall, the Barbican and Sage Gateshead partner to promote musical inclusivity

Bristol Music Trust, the charity behind Bristol’s Colston Hall and the local music education hub, Bristol Plays Music, is forming a partnership with the Barbican and Sage Gateshead… Read more

Young South Africans to open Birmingham international viola competition

Three teenagers from a deprived township in South Africa are travelling to Birmingham this week to open the Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition and Festival. Kwanda Buthelezi… Read more

Spotify buys Soundtrap

Soundtrap, the three-year-old Stockholm-based startup which has developed an online collaborative music and podcast recording studio, announced its acquisition by streaming giant, Spotify, on 17 November 2017.  … Read more

Guitar Show returns with new Technology Hall

The Guitar Show has announced details of its 2018 event, which runs from 24-25 February at Bingley Hall in Birmingham. With more than 20 new exhibitors and… Read more

British Lung Foundation receives funding for Singing for Lung Health Trainers

The British Lung Foundation (Northern Ireland) has received Big Lottery Awards for All funding to train Singing For Lung Health Trainers across Northern Ireland. The programme aims to enable the establishment… Read more

Sing Up celebrates 10th birthday

Sing Up celebrated its 10th birthday with an event on 7 November 2017 featuring singing from the National Teachers’ Choir, Highfield School Chamber Choir and four-piece a… Read more

Open call for rural music hubs to join flagship digital music education project

Youth music charity, NYMAZ, in partnership with UCan Play, has announced that new places are available for rural music hubs to join its pioneering digital music education… Read more

Pharrell Williams joins ROLI as Chief Creative Officer

ROLI – a UK startup which has created a series of next-generation musical instruments – has announced that Pharrell Williams is joining its team as Chief Creative… Read more

New website documents UK’s historically significant musical instruments

A virtual museum featuring sound, pictures and information about the UK’s most historically significant musical instruments launched on 31 October 2017. MINIM-UK brings 5,000 years of musical… Read more

Haringey-based cross-arts collaboration to pay homage to trailblazing black Briton

Composer and musician, Juwon Ogungbe, is working in collaboration with artists and young people from across Haringey to present two performances celebrating the life and work of… Read more

Royal College of Music announces Master of Education (MEd) course

The Royal College of Music (RCM) has announced a new Master of Education (MEd) degree course. Adding to the RCM’s wide range of bespoke programmes, the new postgraduate… Read more

Music Generation Carlow ensemble to join headline performance in Sitges, Barcelona

Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, Music Generation, has announced that thirteen young musicians from Music Generation Carlow will perform alongside celebrated Irish dance duo, Velocity, in Sitges,… Read more

Tring Park Principal to visit Singapore and Hong Kong performing arts schools

Principal of Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, Stefan Anderson, will host a series of workshops and auditions in Singapore and Hong Kong this month. Stefan’s… Read more

Yamaha’s new pianos span the range from acoustic to digital

Yamaha has announced details of three new pianos, spanning the range from acoustic to digital: Concert Grand SX Series (acoustic) AvantGrand NU1X (hybrid) Clavinova CSP (digital) Concert Grand SX Series… Read more

Help Musicians UK releases final ‘Can Music Make You Sick?’ report

Independent music charity, Help Musicians UK (HMUK), has released the final findings of its Can Music Make You Sick? report and announced three key pledges for the music industry:… Read more

European Union Youth Orchestra to move operations to Italy, Belgium and Austria

The European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) has announced that it is moving its operational base from London next year. In the first change of headquarters since the orchestra… Read more

Music Generation announces nine new areas of Ireland selected for participation in second phase

Ireland’s national music education programme, Music Generation, has announced that nine new areas of the country will receive philanthropic funding from U2 and The Ireland Funds to create… Read more

ICMP to present industry panel sessions at BBC Music Introducing hosts Amplify

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) will present a series of five industry panel sessions across three days at this weekend’s BBC Music Introducing hosts Amplify…. Read more

VOCES8 to collaborate with Cambridge University on new MMus

British vocal ensemble, VOCES8, is partnering with Cambridge University’s Faculty of Music to offer teaching on a new course combining world-leading academic and performance training. The MMus… Read more

Three choirs to perform in arts and health collaboration at Victoria and Albert Museum

Three choirs will come together in a collaboration between artists, medical professionals and patients at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum on Saturday 14 October 2017. The London Stroke… Read more