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The Model Music Curriculum: omnishambles 101?

After two years of development, the Department for Education published their 'Model Music Curriculum' on Friday 26 March 2021
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Ivors Academy hits gender parity target on both boards

Less than a year after publishing its 12-point action plan for gender equality in its operations, The Ivors Academy and Ivors Academy Trust have achieved an important and symbolic goal: 50 percent gender balance on their boards
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Major report published on the future of freelancing in the performing arts

A 142 page, Arts Council England-funded report has called for a sea change in the relationship between creative arts employers and freelancers following the pandemic
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Guildhall students commissioned to compose 700th anniversary fanfare

To commemorate its 700th birthday, The Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers has offered students of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London an opportunity to compose a fanfare to be played at their ceremonial occasions
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MusicFest Aberystwyth appoints new Associate Artistic Director

MusicFest Aberystwyth’s Artistic Director, David Campbell, has announced the appointment of Nathan James Dearden​ to the new freelance role of Associate Artistic Director
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Song Academy Easter songwriting workshops open for bookings

Young creative people around the world are being invited to join Song Academy’s online songwriting workshops during the Easter break from 6-18 April
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Lords report calls for new post-Brexit mobility agreement

The EU Services Sub-Committee of the House of Lords has published a report calling for new negotiations for freedom of movement for touring performers and their teams
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Black Lives in Music launches

A new organisation has been created to address the issue of race discrimination in the UK music sector
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RNCM appoints Nate Holder to International Chair in Music Education

The Royal Northern College of Music has announced the first appointee to the newly created position
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Steinberg sponsorship means new commissions for National Youth Choirs of Great Britain

Digital music specialists Steinberg have become the Principal Innovation Sponsor of NYCGB to help its New Music Programme
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Applications invited for Ghanaian women-in-sound artist residency

Ghana-based NGO Black Girls Glow is seeking women sound artists, singers, rappers, poets, producers and beatmakers of all levels to join its free, week-long artists’ residency
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Sage Gateshead presents online conference on Youth Voice and Inclusive Music Education

This is the fourth event in the venue's series of mini conferences for Music Leaders, music teachers, project workers and musicians working with children and young people experiencing challenging circumstances
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Orange Learn launches vocal performance graded exams

The educational arm of Orange Amplification has announced the launch of nine graded exams in vocal performance with a syllabus including songs by Stormzy and Lizzo
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After two years of development, the Department for Education published their 'Model Music Curriculum' on Friday 26 March 2021
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