Co-founder and Director of the Grand Union Orchestra, Tony Haynes, argues that – in the fast-changing demographic of Britain today – migrant and migrant-descended musicians can and should… Read more
With music education hub funding restricted to five- to 18-year-olds, what happens in the Early Years? EY music specialist and Tri-Music Together EYFS Strategic Lead, Nicola Burke,… Read more
The role of choral music has taken on new significance in the light of recent tragedies in the UK and, for composer, Howard Goodall, it’s one more… Read more
Struggling against the tide of austerity cuts, music education in Wales is fighting to keep its head above water, but a new raft of measures is offering… Read more
As music services and hubs across the UK struggle to provide tuition on ever-squeezed budgets, a flourishing Irish initiative backed by U2 is kicking down the financial… Read more
In 2017, a unique music project for girls and women, Girls Rock London (GRL), received investment, mentoring and support from Sound Connections’ Innovate programme. The funding enabled GRL to centre the voices of young women in the design and facilitation of its work and to act as mentors during its Summer camps, Camp Co-ordinator, Geraldine Smith, explains.
Sage Gateshead is recruiting for a new role to support the 2018 Great Exhibition of the North, supported by a creative bursary. The job is for a Public… Read more
The country’s leading independent music charity, Help Musicians UK (HMUK), today launched its landmark new 24/7 mental health service ‘Music Minds Matter’ for anyone working in the music industry.
In November 2017, composer and musician, Juwon Ogungbe, worked in collaboration with artists and young people from across Haringey to present two performances celebrating the life and work of Ignatius Sancho (1729-1780), an abolitionist icon and the first Black composer ever to have his music published in Britain. Here, he reflects on the process.
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
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
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
UK choral charity, Sing for Pleasure, has announced that funding has been secured to provide training for four would-be choral conductors under its Young Conductors Programme for 2017-18…. Read more
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 Music charity Sound and Music has launched an appeal to raise £25,000 by July 2018 to create a bursary fund supporting young composers attending the organisation’s annual… Read more