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Grand Union Orchestra – nurturing the Second Generation

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

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Tri-Music Together – one hub’s foray into Early Years music provision

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

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Creating a songbook for Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School

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

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Changing lives one song at a time: The Choir with No Name

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

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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

New Seven Ages Festival places Wigmore Hall Learning programme centre-stage

Wigmore Hall has announced details of a major festival showcasing its award-winning Learning programme.

Gareth Malone to be Patron of London A Cappella Festival

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

Girls Rock London: Challenging the under-representation of women in music head on

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.

Amati to auction 400 new stringed instruments

Specialist online auctioneers, Amati Instruments, has announced that it is offering, by auction, a collection of predominately new instruments from a closed-down shop in the Netherlands.

London Music Fund fundraising lunch with Mayor Sadiq Khan

The London Music Fund (LMF) is holding a fundraising lunch with its Patron, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, at the May Fair Hotel on Monday 14 May 2018

BASCA announces winners of 2017 British Composer Awards

BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) announced the winners of its 15th British Composer Awards at a ceremony at the British Museum on 6 December… Read more

Did you know your music could light a fire? About ‘Ignatius Inspires’

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.

The man with the golden flute: Sir James Galway

The supreme master of the flute, Sir James Galway has played for world leaders and sold more than 30 million albums but his appeal is thoroughly down-to-earth… Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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