Learning & teaching

Rocksteady musicians run workshops for refugee children at Brussels festival

Musicians from Rocksteady Music School in Godalming, Surrey, travelled to Brussels last weekend to volunteer at a festival which brings together local communities and refugees through workshops,… Read more

Berklee to set up home in historic New York studios

The Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, and contemporary music college, Berklee, have announced that Berklee will set up home in the city’s historic Avatar Studios…. Read more

One Dance UK announces inaugural conference season

Supported by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, One Dance UK, the UK body for dance, has announced its first ever conference season. Over the course… Read more

ABRSM releases new singing syllabus

ABRSM has released a new singing syllabus for candidates who will be taking exams from January 2018 onwards. With repertoire lists refreshed for all eight grades and… Read more

New music education network from Chartered College of Teaching

The Chartered College of Teaching has launched a new music education network for teachers in London. The Chartered College is an independent professional membership body for the… Read more

New funding for rural online music education project

NYMAZ, the North Yorkshire-based youth charity, has been awarded £273,000 by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to extend its innovative online music education project, Connect: Resound, for four years…. Read more

Significant fall in number of 2017 GCSE and A Level Music candidates

Analysis by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and Schools Week has shown a significant fall in the number of GCSE and A Level Music… Read more

New training link-up boosts environmentally-friendly events

A new training link-up between Falmouth University, CEG Digital (the blended learning division of Cambridge Education Group) and A Greener Festival is boosting environmentally-friendly events. A Greener… Read more

ICMP students develop international networks with Altramusica

As part of ICMP’s ongoing drive to develop international networks, students from its BA Songwriting course travelled to Italy last month to play at the ICMP Off… Read more

EFDSS launches Musicians in Museums scheme

A new project to bring the collections at three national museums to life through traditional music has been unveiled by the English Folk Dance and Song Society… Read more

New Music Commission launched

A new Music Commission has been created to carry out a fundamental review of how to support progression in music learning. The Music Commission was launched on 10… Read more

Isle of Wight singing teacher wins Classic FM’s Music Teacher of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award

Singing teacher, Linda Filby-Borrett, from Ryde on the Isle of Wight has been awarded Classic FM’s Music Teacher of the Year 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award… Read more

ABRSM releases new Woodwind Syllabus

ABRSM has released a new Woodwind Syllabus for candidates who will be taking exams from January 2018 onwards. Featuring revised sight-reading tests, new scales and arpeggio requirements… Read more

Details of ISME’s 33rd World Conference announced

Details of the 33rd World Conference of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) have been announced. Running from 15-20 July 2018 in Baku, Azerbaijan, the conference… Read more

Mahogany Opera Group announces new focus from 2018 plus extension of Snappy Operas programme

Mahogany Opera Group has announced that it will refocus its activity on two areas from January 2018: MY Opera and Various Stages. MY Opera (Mahogany Youth Opera) aims… Read more

New opportunities from Drake Music for disabled musicians

Disability music charity Drake Music is inviting disabled musicians from the South West of England to apply for paid training opportunities as part of the organisation’s Emergent:… Read more

RWCMD postgraduate wins £10,000 Deutsche Bank Award

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) postgraduate viola player, Megan Jowett, has won the 25th annual Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise music prize of £10,000… Read more