Following the findings of its recently commissioned report highlighting the barriers to keeping children musically engaged as they move from Primary to Secondary school, Opera North has launched a new youth ensemble for aspiring young instrumentalists across Leeds.
Drake Music has announced details of its upcoming music education festival, ‘We All Make Music’, which takes place in London on 9 March 2018.
The Welsh Government and Arts Council of Wales have announced plans for a pioneering endowment fund for music in Wales.
Wigmore Hall’s choir for families living with dementia, Singing with Friends, performed in a special concert at Buckingham Palace on 12 February 2018.
Music technology provider, Steinberg, has announced product launch and competition updates for Cubase and Dorico users.
The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) has announced details of its 35th anniversary season, which will celebrate the themes of ‘Women in Song’ and ‘Music… Read more
Craig David, Pixie Lott, The Wombats, Newton Faulkner, Dream Wife and Femme have pledged their support for Youth Music‘s flagship fundraising initiative, Give a Gig Week, which runs from 16-25 March 2018. Last year’s initiative saw… Read more
The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has become a Steinberg Certified Training Centre.
The Royal College of Music (RCM) has announced a new partnership with medici.tv to livestream and make available on demand selected masterclasses and concerts at the conservatoire’s… Read more
Live Music Now (LMN) has announced details of an ambitious project studying the effects of music on older people, especially those living with dementias, and staff in five care homes across the UK.
Sing Up has announced details of four new training sessions for specialist and non-specialist Primary music teachers this February.
The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has invited young people aged 14-18 who can play an instrument confidently to register for one of its National Youth Folk Ensemble Sampler Days.
Victory for local music venues as government backs ‘Agent of Change’ principle for new housing developments
Housing developers building new homes near music venues should be responsible for addressing noise issues in a move to protect both music venues and their neighbours, the Housing Secretary, Sajid Javid, has said.
The London A Cappella Festival (LACF) has announced that British choirmaster and broadcaster, Gareth Malone OBE, will be its Festival Patron. Gareth Malone has helped to popularise vocal music… Read more
An unsigned Cardiff rock band has beaten more than 300 grassroots entries to win Firestone’s 2017 Battle of the Bands competition in partnership with Orange Amplification. Formed… Read more
World renowned ensemble The Sixteen are recruiting talented young choral singers aged 18 – 23 to take part in their leading free choral training programme, Genesis Sixteen.