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Voice power – the choirs tackling health and social need

As ministers in the UK push for a Government cross-departmental strategy to support the health and social benefits of the arts, Karen Stretch meets three organisations already… 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

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Music Generation: why music education in Ireland has The Edge

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

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.

Genesis 16 is recruiting for The Sixteen’s free choral training programme

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.

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

International artists to join RWCMD Opera School’s Circle of Presidents

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD) has announced that Sir Bryn Terfel, Rebecca Evans and Sir Brian McMaster, along with Maestro Carlo Rizzi and… Read more

British Lung Foundation receives funding for Singing for Lung Health Trainers

The British Lung Foundation (Northern Ireland) has received Big Lottery Awards for All funding to train Singing For Lung Health Trainers across Northern Ireland. The programme aims to enable the establishment… Read more

Sing Up celebrates 10th birthday

Sing Up celebrated its 10th birthday with an event on 7 November 2017 featuring singing from the National Teachers’ Choir, Highfield School Chamber Choir and four-piece a… Read more

Open call for rural music hubs to join flagship digital music education project

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

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

Music Generation Carlow ensemble to join headline performance in Sitges, Barcelona

Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, Music Generation, has announced that thirteen young musicians from Music Generation Carlow will perform alongside celebrated Irish dance duo, Velocity, in Sitges,… 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

Music Generation announces nine new areas of Ireland selected for participation in second phase

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

‘Independent Review of the Creative Industries’ sets recommendations for continued growth

The creative industries could be worth £128.4 billion to the UK economy by 2025 and help to create up to 1 million new jobs by 2030 according… Read more

Jennifer Pike to curate Wigmore Hall concerts exploring her Polish heritage

Acclaimed British violinist, Jennifer Pike, will curate three concerts exploring four centuries of Polish music at London’s Wigmore Hall on Saturday 14 October 2017. The programmes range… 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

Sing for Pleasure opens scholarship applications for 2017-18 Young Conductors Programme

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