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UK Government has wilfully thrown the live music sector under the big red Brexit bus

With its tunnel-visioned dogma of 'taking back control' of borders at all costs, the Tories' handling of artist access after the UK's departure from the EU shows an unacceptable level of contempt for the music profession. Musicians on both sides of the Channel deserve better
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Association of Independent Music extends Anglo-Latin American connections

AIM, the Association of Independent Music, is working with the British Council to oversee the first online version of the Council’s Selector PRO programme connecting UK music professionals with their counterparts across South America
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Youth Music urges more people to apply for Incubator grants

With the 5 February deadline looming, Youth Music is urging music organisations to get applications in for the Incubator Fund, which is offering grants of up to £30,000
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Naxos Music Box offered free for classical lockdown learning

Naxos Music Box, the new educational package created by the Naxos Music Library for Key Stage 2 and 3 UK students, has been made available free to schools until 12 February 2021
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Music Teachers Association launches blogging project with BJME

Dr Steven Berryman, Curriculum Lead for the Music Teachers Association, has launched a collective blogging project working with the editors of the British Journal of Music Education, Martin Fautley and Ally Daubney
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Musical Futures opens new website supporting schools and home learning

The not-for-profit music education organisation Musical Futures has published a new website to provide music education resources for classrooms and home learning, including some free resources during the schools lockdown
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Berklee appoints first female president

Composer and conductor Erica Muhl is to take over from Roger H Brown as the fourth-ever president and the first woman to lead Berklee College of Music
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Free foundation year course opens access to Cambridge University

Up to 50 talented yet socially disadvantaged students are being offered a fully-funded, one-year foundation course at 13 Cambridge colleges as part of a programme to broaden the undergraduate intake at the university
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Hong Kong Orchestra Academy launched

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts have jointly announced the creation of The Orchestra Academy with support from the Swire Group Charitable Trust
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Royal Irish Academy of Music and Music Network unite in unusual charity challenge

The ‘Grade-1-a-thon’ offers people of all ages the motivation to take up an instrument and pass their Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) Grade 1 exam free-of-charge, while raising money for the Music Network Instruments for Older People…
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Trinity Laban and National Youth Jazz Orchestra announce first winner of new joint scholarship award

London-based music education organisations Trinity Laban and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra have combined to launch a new NYJO-Trinity Laban scholarship to support a talented young student on the Trinity Laban Conservatoire’s jazz degree…
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Free music production courses for young people offered by Education & Bass

The online music production education platform Education & Bass is offering free Beginner Production and DJ courses for children from 7-16 years of age
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Sing Up At Home offers a free #FeelgoodFifteen minutes of song every Tuesday

Sing Up, England's national singing organisation, has started a free service to raise children’s spirits every Tuesday morning during the schools lockdown.
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