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
Composer and multi-instrumentalist, John K Miles, introduces his ongoing project with City of London Sinfonia for children and young people with mental health issues In March 2015,… Read more
Rachel Clare introduces the UK-based choral charity working with people affected by homelessness Ever wondered why you feel so good after belting out Bohemian Rhapsody or why hitting the… Read more
Blog: Music Excellence London Teacher Advocate and Director of Music at City of London School for Girls, Steven Berryman
Guest blogger, Steven Berryman, has worked on a wide range of collaborative projects involving schools, venues, charities and other education providers. Here, he outlines his formula for… Read more
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
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.
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.
Bristol Music Trust, the charity behind Bristol’s Colston Hall and local music education hub, Bristol Plays Music, is forming a partnership with the Barbican and Sage Gateshead to… Read more
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
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
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
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
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