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New scholarship fund for early-career Italian opera singers

Melofonetica, the organiser of the Veneto Opera Summer School and Arte Lirica Festival, has announced the Badoer Dalla Rizza Scholarship Fund to support early-career artists in their… Read more

Foo Fighters and Rocksteady to present ‘Just PLAY’

American rock band, Foo Fighters, has teamed up with European rock school, Rocksteady, to announce ‘Just PLAY’, a free live music education experience

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Midlothian Council to sever music tuition in its schools

Midlothian Council is set to axe all musical instrument tuition in its schools – except for children who are studying for Higher or National Five exams

Orchestras Live launches ‘From Bingo to Bartok’

Orchestras Live has launched a new online publication, ‘From Bingo to Bartok’: Creative and Innovative Approaches to involving older people with Orchestras

Point Blank shares plans for new China campus

International electronic music school, Point Blank, has announced details of its new Chinese venture in partnership with NetEase FEVER, Point Blank China

Music for Dementia 2020 website launches in UK

A new website, Music for Dementia 2020, has launched as an information hub offering advice, research and expertise to the music and dementia sectors

‘Sound of the Next Generation’ report finds two-thirds of young people are active musicians

A new report by Youth Music, ‘The Sound of the Next Generation’, shows that music is young people’s favourite hobby – ahead of sport, drama and dance.

‘With Nicky’ video series kickstarts Benedetti Foundation

Nicola Benedetti has launched a video series, ‘With Nicky’, as the first stage in her plan to establish a charitable organisation, the Benedetti Foundation.

New partnership between UK piano and string teaching associations

The European String Teachers Association (ESTA) and European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA) have agreed to share expertise to deliver a variety of accredited teacher courses. These instrument-specific… Read more

Applications open for Sound Connections’ Bursary Programmes

London-based youth charity, Sound Connections, has announced that applications are open for its 2019 Innovate and IMPACT Bursary Programmes

Academics question competence and impartiality of DfE’s ‘model curriculum’ panel

An open letter sent on 23 January 2019 by leading academics to the Department for Education (DfE) in response to the DfE’s recent announcement of the development… Read more

UK Peer highlights benefits of digital tech for music education

Lord Black of Brentwood, Chairman of the Royal College of Music and a Conservative Peer, argued powerfully for the benefits of digital technology in supporting and enhancing… Read more

‘Lang Lang Piano Book’ to be released by Faber Music

Internationally acclaimed pianist and educator, Lang Lang, will release his latest publication, ‘Lang Lang Piano Book’, on 12 April 2019.

Portsmouth Music Hub releases latest film in One World environmental campaign series

Portsmouth Music Hub released Pollution Revolution on 16 January as part of the organisation’s One World environmental campaign. According to the hub, the film, which can be… Read more

Sing Up releases free resources for Sing Up Day 2019

Sing Up has released a set of free Sing Up Day resources in support of its tenth Sing Up Day, which takes place on Wednesday 13 March 2019

Hong Kong Charanga Platform to launch at BETT Show

UK music learning technology specialist, Charanga, and Hong Kong music teaching provider, PURE Orchestral Centre, are launching the Hong Kong Charanga Platform

Newham Council seeks to cancel Every Child a Musician

Concerns have been raised over a consultation launched by the London Borough of Newham Council, which is seeking to cancel its Every Child programme.

‘Primary Colours’ report reveals decline in Primary arts education

A new Fabian Society report, ‘Primary Colours’, has revealed that 68% of Primary teachers in England say there is less arts education now than in 2010.

Mixed response to DfE’s announcement of incremental hub funding and new music curriculum committee

UK School Standards Minister, Nick Gibb, has announced that schools are to receive a new model music curriculum created by an independent panel of experts.

Rockschool announces inaugural RSL Teacher Conference

London-based international rock and pop exam provider, RSL (Rockschool Ltd), has announced details of its inaugural RSL Teacher Conference.

Nicola Benedetti receives CBE in New Years Honours 2019

Scottish concert violinist and campaigner for music in education, Nicola Benedetti, has received a CBE for Services to Music in the New Years Honours list.

James Ainscough to remain as HMUK Chief Executive

Help Musicians UK (HMUK) has appointed former interim Financial Director and interim CEO, James Ainscough, as its permanent CEO.

Genesis Sixteen 2019-20 applications open

World-renowned choral ensemble, The Sixteen, has opened applications for the 2019-20 cohort of its free young artists’ scheme, Genesis Sixteen.

LIPA applies to open its own Secondary school in September 2021

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) has submitted an application to the UK Department for Education to open a Secondary school specialising in the creative and… Read more

Tileyard Education announces two new partnerships

Tileyard Studios’ education arm, Tileyard Education, has announced details of new partnerships with Backstage Academy and Aston Microphones.

Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Competition – winners

Violinist, Usha Kapoor, and pianist and postgraduate student, Edward Leung, have won the inaugural Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Competition.

RCM to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019

The Royal College of Music will celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 with concerts and a celebration of the life and music of Clara Schumann.

Chetham’s launches Fit to Perform wellbeing programme

Chetham’s School of Music has launched a student physical wellbeing programme, Fit to Perform, with the aim of preventing performance-related injuries.

Tri-Music Together (TMT) receives £105,000 funding

Tri-borough Music Hub and a group of partners have been awarded £105,000 by Youth Music to support Early Years music education via Tri-Music Together (TMT).

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland introduces Professional Graduate Diploma in Education

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is to introduce a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Music) for graduates who aspire to teach Secondary music.

‘One moment, one people’ is Sing Up Day 2019 song

UK national singing organisation, Sing Up, has announced details of its Sing Up Day 2019 song, ‘One moment, one people’, written by Beccy Owen.

London College of Creative Media new Music Box campus opens

London College of Creative Media (LCCM) celebrated the opening of the Music Box, the college’s new home, at a ceremony in London on 4 December 2018. Guests… Read more

Music Generation launches Ukes4youth project

Music Generation, Ireland’s national music education programme, has launched Ukes4youth, a project involving over 60 teenagers, in County Leitrim. The organisation’s regional branch, Music Generation Leitrim, has… Read more

Chetham’s School of Music appoints Tom Redmond as Director of Music

Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester has announced that Tom Redmond will succeed Stephen Threlfall as Director of Music from September 2019. A former member of the… Read more

jazzahead! announces GALAKONZERT line-up

jazzahead! has announced the line-up for its 2019 GALAKONZERT, which takes place at Die Glocke Concert Hall in Bremen, Germany, on Friday 26 April 2019.

UCA launches scholarship to help reduce industry gender gap

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has announced a £5,000 Women in Music scholarship aimed at reducing the industry’s gender gap.

Portsmouth children sing for centenary of women’s right to vote

Children from Portsmouth schools sang outside Parliament on 27 November 2018 to celebrate the centenary of women’s right to vote, courtesy of Portsmouth Music Hub and MP, Stephen Morgan.

London Music Fund aims to raise £40k through Big Give Christmas Challenge

London Music Fund, a charity which supports young musicians through a scholarships scheme, has launched a fundraising campaign as part of  The Christmas Challenge – the UK’s… Read more

Let’s Play Violin! practice app launched

nSpire Me has launched Let’s Play Violin!, an interactive practice app which uses cutting-edge technology to listen to and analyse children’s playing.

School of Sound Recording rebrands as Spirit Studios

To celebrate nearly 40 years of success in audio engineering, the School of Sound Recording (SSR) has announced that it is rebranding as Spirit Studios.

UK conservatoire launches appeal to support students’ health and wellbeing and appoints specialist lecturer

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has pledged to increase its support for students through directing its 2018/19 Annual Appeal to supporting their health and wellbeing. According… Read more

Xhosa Cole wins BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018

22-year-old saxophonist, Xhosa Cole, was announced as the winner of BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018 at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on 24 November 2018.

New financial support for online content creators

AdRev and Sound Royalties have announced a new strategic marketing partnership to help music professionals and content creators access royalty financing.

Guitar Show 2019 to welcome new exhibitors and artists

A raft of first-time exhibitors has been announced for the Guitar Show 2019, which runs from 23-24 February 2019 at Birmingham’s New Bingley Hall.

Call for Participation in APME 2019 conference

The Association for Popular Music Education has announced a Call for Participation in its APME 2019 conference, held at New York University (NYU).

Remixing Community launches in Hong Kong

More Music Founder, Pete Moser, launched a three-year community music programme, Remixing Community, in Hong Kong with a residency from 12-19 November 2018.

NYCGB pledges commitment to gender-balanced programming

On Saint Cecilia’s Day 2018, and to cap its year-long ‘Women in Song’ project, National Youth Choirs Of Great Britain (NYCGB) has announced a commitment to ensuring… Read more

Chinese music industry leaders to visit Berklee

Senior executives and representatives of China’s leading companies will visit Berklee College of Music for the Berklee China-US Music Summit in December 2018.

Cubase 10 launches with new Virtual Reality capabilities

With a range of usability, performance and quality improvements, Steinberg has announced the release of Cubase 10, encompassing Pro, Artist and Elements.

Creativity will become even more important to the growth of jobs between now and 2030 – report

The first piece of research published by the Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre (PEC), a new study of 35 million UK job adverts from 2013-2017, finds… Read more

Live music ‘essential’ in all UK care homes – report

Led by Live Music Now and the University of Winchester, a new report, ‘Live Music in Care’, recommends that live music should be essential in all UK care homes.

New research investment to boost UK creative industries

Nine Creative Industries Clusters will bring together some of the UK’s best creative businesses with researchers and organisations to enhance their sectors.

Music teacher receives £10,000 cheque from Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou

Rachel Shapey, a Secondary school teacher from Stockport, is one of five finalists for this year’s Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs.

Young string players record video for HRH the Prince of Wales

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland patron, HRH the Prince of Wales, has received a 70th birthday message from some of the institution’s youngest string players.

Awards for Young Musicians releases Practical Progression

Awards for Young Musicians has released ‘Practical Progression’, a series of films made by and for music leaders, produced in partnership with five music hubs.

New RPO, Hull University partnership includes expansion of STROKESTRA project

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) and the University of Hull have announced a new partnership which builds on a working relationship established over the past two years…. Read more

Sara Mohr-Pietsch to be Dartington Artistic Director

The Dartington Hall Trust has announced that Sara Mohr-Pietsch will be the next Artistic Director of Dartington International Summer School and Festival.

Peter Nicholson to be Sistema Scotland Director of Music

Sistema Scotland has appointed Peter Nicholson as its new Director of Music, succeeding Francis Cummings who moves to Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Portsmouth Music Hub shortlisted for award for seventh consecutive year

Portsmouth Music Hub has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Print Resource category at the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence 2019. The Music Hub has been shortlisted for… Read more

Children from low-income families priced out of learning musical instruments – report

New data released on 6 November 2018 reveals low-income British families are at risk of under-representation in the music industry as access to music lessons is dying… Read more

Music Teacher Awards for Excellence finalists announced

The finalists of the 2019 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence have been revealed – with the winners to be announced at a gala dinner and ceremony next March.

Measuring Music report published by UK Music

UK Music had published its annual Measuring Music report, highlighting the scale of the UK music industry’s contribution to the UK economy.

London Borough of Culture programme revealed

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and the London Borough of Waltham Forest have revealed the programme for the first ever London Borough of Culture.

Chetham’s announces 2019 Spring Music programme

Chetham’s School of Music, the leading specialist music school, will present a week of performance by the School’s young ensembles from 3-14 February 2019. The extended Spring… Read more

Scotland’s national conservatoire launches creative enterprise fund

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) has announced a new fund to kick start the careers of the nation’s emerging creative artists. The Make It Happen Fund,… Read more

Wigmore Hall and Classic FM launch new Under 35s ticket scheme

Wigmore Hall and classical music broadcaster Classic FM have announced a new collaboration on a discount ticket scheme, which will provide 25,000 £5 tickets to hundreds of concerts… Read more

Chris Brannick to be new Chair of London youth charity

Sound Connections, the London-based youth charity, has announced that Chris Brannick has been appointed as the organisation’s new Chair. Brannick takes over from Katrina Duncan, who served… Read more

Review of conservatoire provision in Wales welcomed by RWCMD

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama has welcomed the publication of Lord Murphy’s independent review of conservatoire provision in Wales.

Winners of inaugural London International Choral Conducting Competition announced

German conductor, Julia Selina Blank, has won first prize at LICCC 2018, the inaugural edition of the London International Choral Conducting Competition, held at the Royal Academy… Read more

UK Music calls for ‘urgent’ budget review of music in education in the UK

UK Music CEO, Michael Dugher, has called on the Chancellor to use his forthcoming Budget, to be published on 29 October 2018, to order an ‘urgent review’… Read more

Royal Irish Academy of Music awarded €9m redevelopment grant

The Irish government has pledged €9m to the 170-year-old Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) to transform its Dublin campus. The redevelopment of the RIAM’s Westland Row building will… Read more

PIPA performing arts survey reveals ‘career penalties’ for parents and carers

Parents and Carers in Performing Arts (PIPA) shared the findings of its UK-wide survey into work-life balance and the performing arts at a parliamentary event on 18 October 2018.

Carmel Smickersgill wins Christopher Brooks Composition Prize

Composer, Carmel Smickersgill, wins £1,000 and a year’s membership of BASCA as part of Liverpool Philharmonic’s Christopher Brooks Composition Prize.

Bangor University hosts music masterclasses in China

Iwan Llewelyn Jones, a faculty member from the School of Music and Media, Bangor University, is visiting China in October 2018 to perform and host masterclasses for… Read more

Sing Up and Faber Music to publish ‘The Singing School Handbook’

‘The Singing School Handbook’, a joint publication from Sing Up and Faber Music written by Sing Up CEO, Michelle James, will be released on 7 November 2018. 

Tido partners with Carl Fischer Music and Theodore Presser Company

Tido, Carl Fischer Music and Theodore Presser Company’s new partnership gives app subscribers access to a diverse selection of repertoire and resources.

John Gilhooly receives Heidelberger Frühling Music Award

John Gilhooly, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of Wigmore Hall and Chairman of the Royal Philharmonic Society, is to receive the 2019 Heidelberger Frühling Music Award.

Roland introduces LX700 digital piano series

Roland has introduced its new LX700 digital piano series, featuring three models: the flagship LX708, mid-range LX706 and entry-level LX705.

Xiqu Centre to open its doors in January 2019

Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District Authority has announced the opening of its first performing arts venue, the Xiqu Centre, on 20 January 2019.

Vocal Studies artists announced at Trinity Laban Conservatoire

The Vocal Studies Department at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance has announced singer and conductor, Barbara Hannigan, and conductor, Dominic Ellis-Peckham, as Visiting Artists, and choral director,… Read more

Venues Day sees HMUK partner with Music Venue Trust

Help Musicians UK has teamed up with Music Venue Trust for this year’s Venues Day, which takes place on 17 October 2018 at Islington Assembly Hall.

London Handel Festival celebrates Handel’s Divas

Celebrating Handel’s Divas, the 2019 London Handel Festival launches with ‘Berenice’ at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre on 27 March 2019.

New Islington Music Education Hub launches

Following a successful bid to Arts Council England, Islington Council will lead the new Islington Music Education Hub in partnership with the Guildhall School from 1 October 2018.

Massed ensembles head to Royal Albert Hall for MFY Proms

This year’s Music for Youth (MFY) season draws to a close with three MFY Proms concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 5, 6 and 7 November 2018.

UK Music Publishers Association invites nominations for Tony Pool Award

The Music Publishers Association (MPA) has announced that nominations are now open for the inaugural Tony Pool Award. The Award recognises and celebrates the achievements of those who have shown… Read more

Drake Music Emergent winners announced

Drake Music, the leading music charity, has announced the winners of the organisation’s three Emergent – A Music Legacy commissions. The award scheme is funded by Help Musicians… Read more

BBC teams up with dementia charity to create Music Memories website

The BBC, in partnership with Playlist for Life, a UK music and dementia charity, has launched a new website designed to use music to help people with… Read more

2019 World Choral Conducting Competition announced in Hong Kong

Hong Kong-based World Youth and Children Choral Artists’ Association has announced a major new competition for choral conductors. The inaugural 2019 World Choral Conducting Competition will take… Read more

Society of Recorder Players announces Composer’s Competition

The Society of Recorder Players has announced its first Composer’s Competition, adjudicated by Jonathan Dove and featuring recorder quartet, BLOCK4.

Sing Up and The School Musicals Company announce new partnership

Sing Up and The School Musicals Company have joined forces in a partnership offering schools a joined-up solution for all their singing needs.

Royal College of Organists appoints former Lord Mayor as new Director

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) has announced the appointment of Sir Andrew Parmley as its new Director, with effect from 1 October 2018. Sir Andrew’s broad experience… Read more

Nitin Sawhney to give keynote at Musicians’ Union training event

The Musicians’ Union (MU) and Trinity Laban Conservatoire are delighted to announce that Nitin Sawhney will be presenting the keynote address at their professional development weekend for… Read more

New Chairman for Choir Schools’ Association

Neil Chippington, Headmaster of St John’s College School, Cambridge, succeeded Paul Smith, Headmaster of Hereford Cathedral School, as Chairman of the Choir Schools’ Association (CSA) on 1… Read more

Eric Lu wins Leeds International Piano Competition

20-year-old American pianist, Eric Lu, has been awarded first place and the Dame Fanny Waterman Gold Medal at the Leeds International Piano Competition 2018.

Portsmouth Music Hub launches One World environmental campaign

The One World campaign brings together musicians, composers, performers, dancers, teachers and children in a one-year festival focussing on the environment.

‘Make Some Noise’ to map music-making experiences of disabled people

Creative United, in partnership with OHMI, Drake Music, OpenUp Music and Youth Music, has launched Make Some Noise, a major research project aiming to capture a detailed picture of the experiences of disabled… Read more

Shake It Up competition launches for second year

Printed Music Licensing Ltd (PMLL) and the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) have launched the second annual Shake It Up competition for music teachers across the UK.

Faber Music to become worldwide distributor for Trinity College London

Faber Music Distribution has announced that it will be the exclusive, worldwide distributor for Trinity College London Press from 1 October 2018. Trinity College London is a… Read more

Key issues affecting music education highlighted by MU

Senior MU officials have spoken of key issues affecting music education across the UK both in Westminster and at the Trades Union Congress Conference.

NYCGB announces record-breaking Summer season

The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) has had a record-breaking Summer season with its five choirs enjoying unprecedented audiences & activity.

LSO East London Academy for musical talent announced by Simon Rattle

The new LSO East London Academy is ‘the first step on a path to making the London Symphony Orchestra truly representative of its community in London’.

Sing Up supports One Day One Choir with free World Peace Day song

Sing Up is giving away a free song and encouraging schools and singers to join with global choral project for peace, One Day One Choir, on World Peace Day.

National Youth Choir of Scotland invites applications for auditions

National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCOS) is inviting applications from young singers aged 16-25 for auditions in November 2018. The Choir is made up of two sections:… Read more

Arts Council England Chief Executive champions Early Years music

ACE CEO, Darren Henley, made the case for expanding the NPME to include 0-5-year-olds at Tri-Borough Music Hub’s Early Years Conference on 6 September 2018. 

Music practice app start-up nSpireMe announces £300k funding round

Music practice buddy app nSpireMe has announced a ‘pre-seed’ funding round totalling £300,000, raised from leading technology venture capital firm Forward Partners. The London-based business was founded… Read more

New Creative Music Technology course from LCCM and Falmouth University

London College of Creative Media will deliver a new course in Creative Music Technology at its Music Box campus in partnership with Falmouth University.

Music Generation celebrates at Irish Allianz Business to Arts Awards

Music Generation, Ireland’s national music education programme, in partnership with U2 and The Ireland Funds and with support from Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Stavros… Read more

Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra comes to London and Birmingham

Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra’s annual Summer Residency (SEYO 2018) comes to London and Birmingham this weekend for the culmination of its 5th edition.

LCCM to offer over £300,000 in music scholarships to students

London College of Creative Media is launching the LCCM Scholarship Competition as part of a series of special open days this August.

Cultural practitioners invited to apply for SEAΔ programme

Mekong Cultural Hub and the British Council have announced details of SEAΔ, a programme for cultural practitioners to reflect on sustainable development in South-East Asia.

Musicians’ Union and ISM launch music sector Code of Practice

The Musicians’ Union and the Incorporated Society of Musicians have launched a Code of Practice to help eradicate bullying, harassment and discrimination in the music sector.

Collaborative Piano embraced by Royal College of Music

The Royal College of Music has become the first London conservatoire to rename its ‘Masters in Piano Accompaniment’ as ‘Masters in Collaborative Piano’.

I Can Compose Founder reaches Enterprise Vision Awards finals

Rachel Shapey, Founder of Secondary music composition website, I Can Compose, has been announced as a finalist in the Internet Industry Category of the Enterprise Vision Awards.

Leading UK school choir wins Musica Eterna Roma Competition

Wells Cathedral School Choralia has won the Grand Prize at the 9th Musica Eterna Roma International Choir Festival & Competition.  The girls choir, conducted by Christopher Finch,… Read more

€280,000 prize money up for grabs in new Polish competition

The inaugural Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition kicks off in Katowice, Poland, this September with prize money in excess of €280,000.

Winners of Cremona Musica Awards announced

Valery Gergiev, Maxim Vengerov, Alessandro Baricco, Hermann Hauser III and Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival will all receive Cremona Musica Awards at this year’s event.

One Day One Choir calls for choirs to unite on Peace Day

Global choral project for peace, One Day One Choir, is calling for choirs to unite in song on Peace Day, a UN initiative which takes place on 21 September.

Leeds International Piano Competition reveals 2018 programme

The Leeds International Piano Competition has revealed its 2018 programme of talks, masterclasses, exhibitions, free family events and concerts.

Society for Music Education in Ireland 2018 Conference call for papers

The Society for Music Education in Ireland has issued a call for papers for its 8th Annual Conference. The event will be hosted by the Royal Irish… Read more

Morley College London to offer Certificate for Music Educators

Morley College London has been validated to offer CME London – a new course for music educators who work with children and young people – from January 2019.

#ComposeWithDorico campaigns to ‘bring music back into education’

Steinberg is launching a campaign to save music education in schools, #ComposeWithDorico, with a free giveaway of music-making software, Dorico Elements.

New Culture Secretary, former Remainer who ‘used to play the trumpet’

Jeremy Wright MP has replaced Matt Hancock as Culture Secretary in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s emergency shake-up of her cabinet on 9 July 2018.

Yamaha, Jazz FM and Chiltern Music Therapy to launch iPodPharmacy

Yamaha, Jazz FM and Chiltern Music Therapy will launch the UK’s first iPodPharmacy on Monday 16 July at Jazz FM’s ‘Yamaha Live’ Performance Space in London.

Musicians’ Union launches new research on music education in the UK

Building on the findings of its 2017 Education Report, the Musicians’ Union (MU) has commissioned a major piece of research on music education in the UK.

National Orchestra for All returns to Leeds for ‘WordPlay’ performance

Orchestras for All returns to Leeds with its flagship programme for young people facing barriers to music-making, the National Orchestra for All.

Roundhouse launches Next Generation Campaign

London’s Roundhouse has launched its Next Generation Campaign to build new studios and create a Centre for Creative & Digital Entrepreneurs.

MU announces Teachers’ CPD Weekend details

The Musicians’ Union (MU) has announced details of its 6th biennial Teachers’ Continued Professional Development Weekend, which runs from 27-28 October 2018 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.

The UK Government is in denial about the plight of music in schools

Pressure is mounting on the Government to stop the erosion of school music departments and put the subject back where it belongs, at the heart of the… Read more

London College of Creative Media partners with manufacturers

London College of Creative Media (LCCM) has announced a new partnership with two leading instrument manufacturers, TAMA and Zildjian. This new collaboration will ensure that LCCM students… Read more

Recapturing the spirit of Hanukkah through music, film and the arts

Light 8 Nights, an organisation committed to making Hanukkah more relevant and exciting for modern audiences through music, film and the arts, has announced that it is coming to the UK.

Nicola Benedetti announced as new ESTA (UK) President

The European String Teachers Association UK (ESTA UK) has appointed violinist, Nicola Benedetti, as its next President.

J&A Beare announces Hong Kong sponsorship

London-based stringed instruments dealer, J&A Beare, has announced a new, long-term collaboration with the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival.

Rhythmix wins Disability Charity of the Year Award

Rhythmix has won Charity Today’s Disability Charity of the Year Award in recognition of its work with young people with physical and learning disabilities.

New £20m fund for creative industries in England outside London

Towns and cities across England will benefit from a new £20 million regional fund for culture, heritage and creative industries, launched by Minister for Arts, Heritage and… Read more

Pioneering singing programme receives £150,000 grant

The Voices Foundation and the David Ross Education Trust have received £150,000 from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to help deliver a pioneering singing programme.

Tileyard Education launches commercial songwriting course in Hong Kong

Tileyard Education, the postgraduate and professional training facility based at London UK’s Tileyard Studios, home to The Prodigy, Sigala, Chase & Status, Lily Allen, Notting Hill Music… Read more

BerkleeICE and Women in Music Partner on new gender status study

The Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) and New York-based Women in Music (WIM), the longest running and largest nonprofit organisation for women in the music industry, have partnered to conduct the… Read more

New Principal for Purcell School

The Purcell School, one of the UK’s leading specialist music schools, has announced the appointment of Paul Bambrough as Head from 1 September 2018.  He will take… Read more

Sing Up Day video released

Sing Up has released a compilation video featuring recordings of this year’s Sing Up Day song, Be the change, from schools across the world.

Eric Whitacre invites submissions to Virtual Choir 5

Registration is open for the fifth edition of Eric Whitacre’s celebrated Virtual Choir project, with promises of greater accessibility, multimedia participation and collaboration with scientists. The Virtual… Read more

National body needed to rescue music in education in Wales from crisis – report

A new national body should be created with responsibility for delivering music services across Wales, according to a report by a Welsh National Assembly committee, published on… Read more

Menuhin School alumna wins prize at 2018 Carl Flesch competition

Louisa Staples, an alumna of the Yehudi Menuhin School in the UK, has been awarded who 2nd Prize at the 2018 Carl Flesch International Violin Competition in… Read more

Chetham’s Director of Music to retire in 2019

Stephen Threlfall, Director of Music at the leading specialist UK music school, Chetham’s, has announced that he will retire in September 2019 after what will be 24… Read more

New Christopher Norton piano title

Schott Music has announced publication by Boosey & Hawkes of The Christopher Norton Jazz Preludes Collection, 14 original pieces from intermediate to advanced-level keyboard players. Christopher Norton’s Microjazz… Read more

ABRSM releases new Piano syllabus

ABRSM has released its new Piano syllabus, which comes into effect in January 2019. The 2019 & 2020 syllabus lists cover a range of styles and music, including pieces from the teaching canon, recent favourites, popular tunes and new commissions. 

Help Musicians UK partners with Getahead for first 24-hour mental health festival

Help Musicians UK (HMUK) has announced that it is the official charity partner of Getahead Festival, the world’s first 24-hour urban festival of the head.

Birmingham City University academic to compose piece for LSO On Track

A Birmingham City University researcher has been commissioned to compose a piece of music for the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) as part LSO On Track, a partnership between LSO and 10 East London music services in collaboration with the Barbican and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

soundLINCS celebrates 20th anniversary

soundLINCS celebrated 20 years of music development on 1 June 2018.

Sony makes major investment in London music technology company

Sony Innovation Fund (SIF), part of one of the world’s leading companies with a portfolio across consumer electronics, entertainment, and finance, has invested in ROLI, the London-based… Read more

WSCM2020 calls for choirs and presenters

WSCM2020 has issued a call to choirs and choral experts around the world to apply to perform at the 12th World Symposium on Choral Music, to be… Read more

NYCGB announces new-look Annual Programme

NYCGB has announced a new-look Annual Programme for its flagship ensemble, the National Youth Choir of Great Britain.

NYCGB opens applications for 2018-19 Fellowship Programme

NYCGB has opened applications for the fourth year of its Fellowship Programme.

Sunderland schools to celebrate Tall Ships Races with Massed Sing

Schoolchildren across Sunderland are rehearsing for a Massed Sing in celebration of The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. The performance will be live-streamed on 11 July to enable schools throughout the UK to join in from their classrooms – with an attempt to break a massed singing world record at 11am.

Rhythmix grant to support music and dementia care

Rhythmix is celebrating a grant of £39,726 from Arts Council England to support its work with older people living with dementia in acute hospital settings.

Buskers could go contactless thanks to new device

Buskers and street performers could soon accept contactless and mobile payments thanks to a new device, Tiptap, developed by Brunel University London student, Emma McBride.

Steinberg releases Dorico Pro 2 and Dorico Elements 2

Steinberg has announced the release of a new version of its professional music notation application, Dorico, together with a new entry-level music notation application, Dorico Elements.

ABRSM challenges teachers to take part in Classical 100

ABRSM has updated its free online learning resource, Classical 100, with a series of musical challenges and invited Primary teachers to submit an idea for the resource’s 100th challenge via a new competition open to all UK Primary schools.

Classic BRIT Awards 2018 supports London Music Fund

The Classic BRIT Awards 2018 has announced its support for the London Music Fund by donating tickets to twenty of its scholars and their parents/guardians, who will receive golden envelopes containing side stage passes to the event. 

BRIT Awards donates £250,000 to Mind, BRIT School and Music Support

The BRIT Awards with Mastercard has announced that £250,000 raised by this year’s BRITs 2018 will be donated to three charities that promote music education and mental wellbeing – Mind, the BRIT School and Music Support.

Bad Wolf’s Natasha Hale joins RWCMD board

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD) has announced the appointment of Bad Wolf and Wolf Studios Wales’ Chief Operating Officer, Natasha Hale, to its Board of Directors.

Free music residencies up for grabs at Sage Gateshead this Summer

Sage Gateshead’s Summer Studio programme will open the doors to its rehearsal studios from 6-26 August 2018, offering free residencies of up to one week for musicians, singers and artists of all genres to create new work, develop their practice or prepare for a performance.

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire pianist wins BBC Young Musician 2018

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire piano student, Lauren Zhang, has been named winner of BBC Young Musician 2018, securing the title in the competition final at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on Sunday 13 May 2018.

New website launched for composition students and teachers

A new website dedicated to GCSE and A level Music composition has been launched.

New Waltham Forest Music Education Hub launched

Waltham Forest Music Education Hub (WFMEH) was officially launched on 9 May 2018 at a welcome event at Walthamstow’s William Morris Gallery.

Lenny Henry, Star Wars and Spider-Man join forces in Birmingham concert

Chancellor of Birmingham City University, Sir Lenny Henry, took to the stage of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on 4 May 2018 (aka Star Wars Day) in a performance introducing young people to the world of classical music.

Risk of cultural void as funding cuts threaten the future of British orchestras

According to new research by the UK Musicians’ Union, 44% of the nation’s orchestral musicians say they do not earn enough to live on. The organisation represents… Read more

Sing Up releases new video

Sing Up has released a new video celebrating the positive connection between singing and wellbeing.

Northern Ireland writers join Journal of Music mentoring scheme

Four emerging music writers will have the opportunity to work with a leading music publication and gain practical experience within the industry thanks to The Journal of Music’s new Northern Ireland Music Writer Mentoring Scheme. 

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland takes Top Five spot in league tables

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has taken a Top Five spot in The Complete University Guide’s 2019 league tables – the first time an arts education institution outside London has done so.

Rockschool wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

UK-based rock and pop music exam board, Rockschool, has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade. Founded in West London in 1991 by music graduate and pop musician, Norton York, the company now conducts rock and pop exams in over 45 countries and has subsidiaries in China, India and Spain.

jazzahead! plays host to 20,000+ participants and visitors

The 13th edition of international jazz trade fair and showcase festival, jazzahead!, ran from 19-22 April 2018 at Messe Bremen in Germany.

Council cuts threaten to close East Sussex Music Service

The National Education Union has announced that Stuart Gallimore, Director of Children’s Services for East Sussex County Council, is proposing to close East Sussex Music Service down by 2019, resulting in the loss of music provision for thousands of children and jobs for teachers and administrative staff.

PRS Foundation partners with Creative Scotland for Momentum Music Fund

Revealed at Scotland’s forum for music businesses and artists, Wide Days 2018, PRS Foundation’s new partnership with Creative Scotland will allow Scottish artists to apply for funding to support activities such as recording, touring and marketing via its Momentum Music Fund.

Sir Ken Robinson to become Associate Creative Curator of the Roundhouse, London

London’s Roundhouse has announced a major new partnership with author, speaker and international advisor on education in the arts, Sir Ken Robinson, who will become Associate Creative… Read more

New Principal for Royal Welsh College

Professor Helena Gaunt has been appointed Principal of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD). Currently Vice Principal and Director of Innovation at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Professor Gaunt will take up the post from Interim Principal, Professor George Caird, on 1 September 2018.

Drake Music releases ‘We All Make Music’ guide

UK charity, Drake Music, has released a new guide which aims to help the music education sector to diversify its workforce and to support young Disabled people in becoming music leaders in the future.

National Youth Choir of Great Britain performs on first night of BBC Proms festival

The National Youth Choir of Great Britain will take the stage on the first night of the BBC Proms for the first time in 2018.

Orange Amplification launches online guitar exam

Orange Amplification has launched the world’s first accredited online rock guitar exam system.

NYMAZ appoints new Director

Youth music charity, NYMAZ, has announced the appointment of Sarah McWatt as its new Director.

FutureDJs crowdfunding campaign hopes to reverse decline in music uptake

FutureDJs is crowdfunding to take its programme into more schools and to create a foundation that will enable children in poorer areas to access its sessions. The DJing and electronic music production provider hopes to reverse the decline in music education and increase the number of students who go on to take music at GSCE and A Level.

British Flute Society’s international festival returns to London

Leading UK membership organisation for flautists and flute teachers, the British Flute Society, will present its second Summer flute festival, Future Flute Fest, in St John’s Smith Square, London, from 17-19 August 2018.

Armonico Consort’s Choir Creation programme celebrates 10 years with Royal Albert Hall gala

School pupils from across the UK raised the roof of London’s Royal Albert Hall last month, thanks to choir and instrumental ensemble, Armonico Consort.

‘Italian Piano Experience’ comes to Beijing

A new event, ‘Italian Piano Experience’, comes to China next month as part of the ‘Meet in Beijing’ festival.

MERYC-England issues Call for Papers for 2018 conference

Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children (MERYC) – England has issued a Call for Papers for its 2018 conference, Music in Early Childhood: New Directions and Valued Traditions.

£96m funding for arts education for ‘talented’ pupils

The School Standards Minister for England, Nick Gibb, has announced £96 million ‘to support talented music, drama and dance pupils kick-start their career in the arts’. Music, art… Read more

Arts Council ‘too posh for pop’ – UK Music CEO

Arts Council England‘s funding policy has been branded ‘deeply flawed and unfair’ as new figures reveal huge inequalities in the way the organisation allocates taxpayers’ money. According… Read more

Steinway opens new Asia Pacific headquarters in Shanghai

Steinway & Sons has announced the opening of a new Asia Pacific headquarters in Shanghai, China. This new facility, located at the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone,… Read more

Sound Connections Innovate programme open for funding applications

London youth charity Sound Connections is inviting applications to Innovate, the organisation’s long-standing programme providing funding and support for music projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances…. Read more

Music Sales sells printed music and retail divisions to Hal Leonard

Global independent music publisher The Music Sales Group announced the sale of its physical and online printed music and Musicroom-branded retail businesses to Milwaukee-based worldwide music print… Read more

New national alliance aims to support next generation of young musicians in England

National charity Youth Music has announced the formation of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England, a collective of leading music organisations working together to promote diversity… Read more

Soundtrap wins 2018 EdTech Award

Soundtrap, the Swedish education technology startup, is the winner of the ‘arts, music, or creative solution’ category in the 2018 EdTech Awards. Soundtrap Studio was launched in… Read more

New head for Junior department at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Leading musician and teacher, Francis Cummings, has been appointed as Head of Junior Conservatoire (Music) for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS). A violinist who has performed… Read more

Surrey arts project to break cultural barriers through music

Surrey Music Hub has launched a new project bringing together professionals and community groups who work with or have an interest in supporting newly arrived and vulnerable young people through the arts and music.

Sage Gateshead calls for nominations for ‘The North in 100 Songs’

Sage Gateshead is calling on people to reveal their favourite Northern song as part of a second wave of Great Exhibition of The North events announced by the music venue.

Mayor of London awards £24m for local regeneration including investment in cultural projects

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has awarded £24 million of funding to projects from across the capital that will enable local people to take an active role in the regeneration of their communities.

National Open Youth Orchestra announces partnership with ABRSM

The National Open Youth Orchestra (NOYO) has announced a new partnership with ABRSM to help develop some of the UK’s most talented young disabled musicians as part of an inclusive ensemble.

Fabian Society launches ‘Children’s Access to the Arts’ project

In partnership with the Musicians’ Union (MU) and Children and the Arts, the Fabian Society has launched a new project aiming to provide definitive evidence of the impact that school cuts have had on Primary-age children’s access to the arts.

Newham Music and ABRSM launch London’s first dedicated Centre for Certificate for Music Educators

Newham Music and ABRSM have announced a new partnership to provide the first dedicated Certificate for Music Educators (CME) course to be led by a London music education hub.

Arts Council England confirms funding of £38.6 million for Youth Music

Arts Council England has announced that it will invest £38.6 million of National Lottery funding  in Youth Music – the national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances – between 2018 and 2022.

William Wates Memorial Trust awards Abram Wilson Foundation £50,000 over three years

The William Wates Memorial Trust has come on board as the first ever multi-year funder of music education charity, the Abram Wilson Foundation.

Social music platform BandLab introduces first hardware product

BandLab, the Singapore-based social music platform, has launched a new hardware division, BandLab Machines. The first product range is pitched as ‘a lineup of affordable, high quality… Read more

York St John University launches free music tech CPD courses

York St John University has announced details of a number of free, collaborative, continuing professional development (CPD) events for music technology educators working in the Secondary and FE sectors.

ABRSM announces new partnership with Royal Philharmonic Society

ABRSM and the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) have announced a new partnership to help musicians develop the skills necessary to build sustainable careers.

Merseyside children to celebrate world record hero with Echo Arena Liverpool concert

Sefton & Knowsley Youth (SKY) Music Hub is hosting a special event on 16 March 2018 to celebrate Sir Henry Segrave’s world land-speed record.

Music education at crisis point for Britain’s next generation of musicians, says new consortium

Four of the UK’s most innovative access-to-music organisations have come together to issue a stark warning to the government about the crisis facing young people trying to… Read more

Primary schoolchildren to premiere second batch of Snappy Operas

Mahogany Opera Group has announced that premieres of the remaining five operas in its two-year Snappy Operas project will take place in March 2018.

English National Opera appoints new Chief Executive

Stuart Murphy, former Director of Sky Entertainment Channels, has been appointed Chief Executive of English National Opera (ENO).

Elvis Costello and Angélique Kidjo join Festival of Voice line-up

Cardiff’s biennial Festival of Voice has revealed details of a second wave of artists and ensembles from across the spectrum of the arts, music, theatre and performance.

‘Culture is Digital’ report to unleash creative potential of technology for cultural organisations

Museums, galleries, theatres and heritage organisations are to be given access to technology and digital skills training to help them reach new and diverse audiences.

Waltham Forest and Brent crowned first-ever London Boroughs of Culture

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced the winners of the London Borough of Culture competition on 27 February 2018, following a six-month bidding process which saw 22 boroughs submit proposals.

Leeds International Piano Competition launches annual festival

The Leeds International Piano Competition will present the first of what is to be an annual Leeds Piano Festival in May 2018.

Sing Up wins Editor’s Award at 2018 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence

National singing organisation, Sing Up, has been named as winner of the Music Teacher Magazine Editor’s Award at the 2018 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence, presented on 22 February… Read more

ScaleTracks JAM app launches at London Music & Drama Education Expo

Ben Andrew and David Denning, the UK developers of ScaleTracks, an app which supports students practising scales and arpeggios by providing harmonisations, have launched JAM for budding… Read more

Opera North launches new youth ensemble

Following the findings of its recent report which highlighted the barriers to keeping children musically engaged as they move from Primary to Secondary school, Opera North has launched a new youth ensemble for aspiring young instrumentalists across Leeds.

Drake Music announces details of ‘We All Make Music’ festival

Drake Music has announced details of its upcoming music education festival, ‘We All Make Music’, which takes place in London on 9 March 2018.

Anthem – Music Fund Wales launched at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

The Welsh Government and Arts Council of Wales have announced plans for a pioneering endowment fund for music in Wales.

Wigmore Hall’s Singing with Friends choir performs at Buckingham Palace

Wigmore Hall’s choir for families living with dementia, Singing with Friends, performed in a special concert at Buckingham Palace on 12 February 2018.

Steinberg announces product and competition updates

Music technology provider, Steinberg, has announced product launch and competition updates for Cubase and Dorico users.

NYCGB announces details of 35th anniversary season

The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) has announced details of its 35th anniversary season, which will celebrate the themes of ‘Women in Song’ and ‘Music… Read more

Artists including Craig David offer support for Give A Gig Week 2018

Craig David, Pixie Lott, The Wombats, Newton Faulkner, Dream Wife and Femme have pledged their support for Youth Music‘s flagship fundraising initiative, Give a Gig Week, which runs from 16-25 March 2018. Last year’s initiative saw… Read more

UCA becomes Steinberg Certified Training Center for music technology

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has become a Steinberg Certified Training Centre.

Royal College of Music to launch partnership with medici.tv

The Royal College of Music (RCM) has announced a new partnership with medici.tv to livestream and make available on demand selected masterclasses and concerts at the conservatoire’s… Read more

Live Music Now announces project studying benefits of music in care homes

Live Music Now (LMN) has announced details of an ambitious project studying the effects of music on older people, especially those living with dementias, and staff in five care homes across the UK.

Sing Up announces details of four new training sessions

Sing Up has announced details of four new training sessions for specialist and non-specialist Primary music teachers this February.

Jack Ma speaking on education at the World Economic Forum: teach sport, music, art

Arts in Education National Day 2018 calls for papers, presentations and workshops

Ireland’s online portal, Arts in Education, has invited artists, teachers, academics and arts education professionals to be part of its third annual Arts in Education National Day.

DCMS seeks submissions for inquiry into social impact of participation in culture and sport

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to investigate ways in which taking part in the arts, cultural activities and sport can have a positive impact on health, community and education and is inviting the public, organisations and others with relevant expertise to submit evidence by 22 February 2018.

Registration for National Youth Folk Ensemble Sampler Days now open

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has invited young people aged 14-18 who can play an instrument confidently to register for one of its National Youth Folk Ensemble Sampler Days.

Victory for local music venues as government backs ‘Agent of Change’ principle for new housing developments

Housing developers building new homes near music venues should be responsible for addressing noise issues in a move to protect both music venues and their neighbours, the Housing Secretary, Sajid Javid, has said.

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

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.

Unsigned Cardiff rock band wins Firestone’s Battle Of The Bands

An unsigned Cardiff rock band has beaten more than 300 grassroots entries to win Firestone’s 2017 Battle of the Bands competition in partnership with Orange Amplification. Formed… Read more

ESTA announces Post Graduate Certificate in String Teaching deadline

The European String Teachers Association (ESTA) has announced that the deadline for its 2018 Post Graduate Certificate in String Teaching is Friday 2 March 2018

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.

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.

French government to establish choirs in all schools and colleges

France’s Ministry of Education and Ministry of Culture have jointly announced a plan to establish choirs in all schools and colleges over the next two years.

Casio to collaborate with Rockschool

Casio Music UK has announced a new collaboration with UK-based rock and pop examination board, Rockschool.

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

Leading disability charity condemns Chancellor’s remarks

Drake Music, the national charity working in music, disability and technology, has described remarks made by Conservative Chancellor, Philip Hammond, on 6 December as ‘damaging and unacceptable’ and has called for the comments to be immediately withdrawn.

Acclaimed Irish music scholar joins 2018 TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards line-up

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has announced that Pádraigín Ní Uallachaín has been awarded the Comaoin Traditional Music Award at the 2018 TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards

Bursary to give graduate the chance to work on the biggest cultural event of 2018

Sage Gateshead is recruiting for a new role to support the 2018 Great Exhibition of the North, supported by a creative bursary. The job is for a Public… Read more

Help Musicians UK launches 24/7 mental health support line and service for the music industry

The country’s leading independent music charity, Help Musicians UK (HMUK), today launched its landmark new 24/7 mental health service ‘Music Minds Matter’ for anyone working in the music industry.

London Music Fund’s Big Christmas Challenge

The London Music Fund has been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017 supported by their champions, the Childhood Trust. During the Christmas Challenge LMF will be… 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

Award-winning saxophonist, composer and broadcaster to become new Chair of Youth Music

Youth Music has announced that YolanDa Brown has been appointed as the charity’s new Chair. The MOBO award-winning saxophonist, band leader, composer and broadcaster was selected following… Read more

ACM launches new Songwriting pathway for diploma students

ACM (Academy of Contemporary Music) has announced that students studying at diploma level at its Guildford or Birmingham campuses will now be able to choose Songwriting as… 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

Young South Africans to open Birmingham international viola competition

Three teenagers from a deprived township in South Africa are travelling to Birmingham this week to open the Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition and Festival. Kwanda Buthelezi… Read more

Spotify buys Soundtrap

Soundtrap, the three-year-old Stockholm-based startup which has developed an online collaborative music and podcast recording studio, announced its acquisition by streaming giant, Spotify, on 17 November 2017.  … Read more

Guitar Show returns with new Technology Hall

The Guitar Show has announced details of its 2018 event, which runs from 24-25 February at Bingley Hall in Birmingham. With more than 20 new exhibitors and… 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

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

New website documents UK’s historically significant musical instruments

A virtual museum featuring sound, pictures and information about the UK’s most historically significant musical instruments launched on 31 October 2017. MINIM-UK brings 5,000 years of musical… 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

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

Tring Park Principal to visit Singapore and Hong Kong performing arts schools

Principal of Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, Stefan Anderson, will host a series of workshops and auditions in Singapore and Hong Kong this month. Stefan’s… Read more

Yamaha’s new pianos span the range from acoustic to digital

Yamaha has announced details of three new pianos, spanning the range from acoustic to digital: Concert Grand SX Series (acoustic) AvantGrand NU1X (hybrid) Clavinova CSP (digital) Concert Grand SX Series… Read more

Help Musicians UK releases final ‘Can Music Make You Sick?’ report

Independent music charity, Help Musicians UK (HMUK), has released the final findings of its Can Music Make You Sick? report and announced three key pledges for the music industry:… 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

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

VOCES8 to collaborate with Cambridge University on new MMus

British vocal ensemble, VOCES8, is partnering with Cambridge University’s Faculty of Music to offer teaching on a new course combining world-leading academic and performance training. The MMus… 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

‘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

Latest ‘Measuring Music’ report sees £4.4bn boost to UK economy

UK Music’s latest Measuring Music report has revealed that the UK music industry grew by 6% in 2016 to contribute £4.4 billion to the economy. The annual… Read more

Rocksteady musicians run workshops for refugee children at Brussels festival

Musicians from Rocksteady Music School in Godalming, Surrey, travelled to Brussels last weekend to volunteer at a festival which brings together local communities and refugees through workshops,… 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

2017 Parliamentary Jazz Awards nominees announced

The nominees for the 2017 Parliamentary Jazz Awards have been announced. Selected by a panel of jazz industry experts, musicians and members of the All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation… Read more

Roland announces details of four new digital pianos

Leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, Roland, has announced details of four new digital pianos. Launched on 14 September 2017, the pianos include the following… 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

Soundbeam Project announces arrival of Soundbeam 6

The Soundbeam Project has announced the arrival of Soundbeam 6, the latest incarnation of its award-winning ‘touch-free’ device which uses sensor technology to translate body movement into… 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

ABRSM releases new singing syllabus

ABRSM has released a new singing syllabus for candidates who will be taking exams from January 2018 onwards. With repertoire lists refreshed for all eight grades and… Read more

New music education network from Chartered College of Teaching

The Chartered College of Teaching has launched a new music education network for teachers in London. The Chartered College is an independent professional membership body for the… Read more

New Chair for ABRSM

Tony Hales CBE, Chair of the Greenwich Foundation and a board member of the Welsh National Opera, has been appointed Chair of the Associated Board of the… Read more

New funding for rural online music education project

NYMAZ, the North Yorkshire-based youth charity, has been awarded £273,000 by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to extend its innovative online music education project, Connect: Resound, for four years…. Read more

Significant fall in number of 2017 GCSE and A Level Music candidates

Analysis by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and Schools Week has shown a significant fall in the number of GCSE and A Level Music… Read more

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group announces strategic partnership with SMG Live

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group (RUG) has announced a new strategic partnership with Shanghai Media Group Live (SMG Live) to develop the musical theatre industry in… Read more

New training link-up boosts environmentally-friendly events

A new training link-up between Falmouth University, CEG Digital (the blended learning division of Cambridge Education Group) and A Greener Festival is boosting environmentally-friendly events. A Greener… Read more

Guildhall School of Music & Drama announces Autumn 2017 season

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama has announced details of its Autumn 2017 season. Highlights include the following: Guildhall musicians perform a concert curated by alumnus,… Read more

WOMEX 17 announces Artist and Professional Excellence Award-winners

WOMEX 17 has announced two of its upcoming Award-winners: Malian activist and singer, Oumou Sangaré, will receive the World Music Expo’s Artist Award while Czech radio journalist, Petr… Read more

Leading rock guitarist to receive Oh Yeah Legend Award

The Oh Yeah Music Centre in Belfast has announced that this year’s Oh Yeah Legend Award will go to one of Northern Ireland’s leading rock guitarists, Vivian… Read more

EFDSS awards funding for new music

Following the latest round of funding awards by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), seven projects will create new music rooted in the English folk… Read more

UK’s Three Choirs Festival adopts Age-Friendly Standards

Following a successful festival in Worcester at the end of July 2017, the Three Choirs Festival has become one of the UK’s first national cultural organisations to adopt the Family… Read more

ICMP students develop international networks with Altramusica

As part of ICMP’s ongoing drive to develop international networks, students from its BA Songwriting course travelled to Italy last month to play at the ICMP Off… Read more

NYCGB Summer Concert to be broadcast as Facebook livestream

The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) has announced that its Summer concert will be broadcast as a Facebook livestream. The concert takes place in the Chapel of Trinity… Read more

2018 Three Choirs Festival programme includes mass by leading suffragette

Marking the 2018 centenary of the Representation of the People Act – before which women in the UK were unable to vote – is a rare performance… Read more

Yamaha to present ‘Silent Piano Sessions’

Yamaha Music London has announced details of its free concert series, The Silent Piano Sessions. Each concert will be performed on Yamaha’s new Silent Piano, an acoustic… Read more

Help Musicians UK announces mental health support campaign

Help Musicians UK, the largest provider of health and welfare support for the British music industry, has announced Music Minds Matter, a new campaign for music-industry-wide support of… Read more

Music Generation expands with investment from U2 and The Ireland Funds

The Irish national music education organisation, Music Generation, announced on 18 July 2017 that it will expand into nine new areas of Ireland within five years, thanks to the ongoing support of U2… Read more

40,000 choirs, 2m singers in the UK: survey

300,000 more people sing regularly than play amateur football each week, according to a new national survey from choral charity, Voices Now. Despite this, football receives £30m in… Read more

Royal College of Music to fund three full scholarships for BAME students

The Royal College of Music is to fund three UK students from ethnic minority backgrounds who wish to study for the BMus course at the RCM beginning… Read more

EFDSS launches Musicians in Museums scheme

A new project to bring the collections at three national museums to life through traditional music has been unveiled by the English Folk Dance and Song Society… Read more

New Music Commission launched

A new Music Commission has been created to carry out a fundamental review of how to support progression in music learning. The Music Commission was launched on 10… Read more

UK Music publishes ‘Wish You Were Here 2017’

UK Music has published Wish You Were Here 2017, an economic study that shows the contribution of live music and music tourism to the UK economy during… Read more

Isle of Wight singing teacher wins Classic FM’s Music Teacher of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award

Singing teacher, Linda Filby-Borrett, from Ryde on the Isle of Wight has been awarded Classic FM’s Music Teacher of the Year 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award… Read more

Hugh Masakela receives honorary Doctor of Music degree from University of Witwatersrand

South African trumpeter, composer and singer, Hugh Masakela, received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesberg, on 4 July 2017. The music… Read more

ABRSM releases new Woodwind Syllabus

ABRSM has released a new Woodwind Syllabus for candidates who will be taking exams from January 2018 onwards. Featuring revised sight-reading tests, new scales and arpeggio requirements… Read more

Hundreds of Portsmouth schoolchildren take part in carnival parade

Hundreds of children descended on Portsmouth’s Guildhall Square on Wednesday 5 July to take part in a Latin American carnival parade. Organised by Portsmouth Music Hub, the… Read more

LCCM launches competition to win free summer course places

London-based college LCCM has announced details of a competition open to young musicians interested in attending one of the college’s summer courses, Music Week and Making Music, which run… Read more

Details of ISME’s 33rd World Conference announced

Details of the 33rd World Conference of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) have been announced. Running from 15-20 July 2018 in Baku, Azerbaijan, the conference… Read more

NYMAZ to participate in Creative United business support programme

Youth music development charity, NYMAZ, has announced that it is participating in Prosper, a business support programme from Creative United. Designed to improve confidence and capabilities within… Read more

DCMS launches #CultureisDigital

The recently tweaked Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (yes, it’s still the DCMS – the D just stands for Digital now) has launched #CultureisDigital, ‘a… Read more

Programme for Europa Cantat XX announced

The European Choral Association (ECA) has announced initial details of the 2018 Europa Cantat festival, the ECA’s flagship international event. The 2018 festival takes place in Tallinn,… Read more

New report explores music consumption habits of young millennials

A new report for BPI (British Phonographic Industry) and entertainment retail body, ERA, was unveiled on 27 June 2017. Compiled by Mark Mulligan of MiDiA Research, Generation… Read more

New Sing Up Foundation holds first roundtable discussion

In celebration of its 10th birthday, Sing Up has launched the Sing Up Foundation, a new charitable organisation focussing on: singing for children with special educational needs… Read more

VCM Foundation launches choral composition competition

VCM Foundation, the choral charity behind vocal super-groups VOCES8 and Apollo5, has announced its inaugural composition competition. According to VCM CEO, Paul Smith: ‘With VOCES8 and Apollo5… Read more

Mahogany Opera Group announces new focus from 2018 plus extension of Snappy Operas programme

Mahogany Opera Group has announced that it will refocus its activity on two areas from January 2018: MY Opera and Various Stages. MY Opera (Mahogany Youth Opera) aims… Read more

James Buckle wins ROSL Gold Medal Prize

The final of the 65th ROSL (Royal Over-Seas League) Annual Music Competition took place at London’s Cadogan Hall on Wednesday 7 June 2017. The centrepiece of ROSL… Read more

Sound and Music launch Steve Martland Bursary Fund

New Music charity Sound and Music has launched an appeal to raise £25,000 by July 2018 to create a bursary fund supporting young composers attending the organisation’s annual… Read more

New opportunities from Drake Music for disabled musicians

Disability music charity Drake Music is inviting disabled musicians from the South West of England to apply for paid training opportunities as part of the organisation’s Emergent:… Read more

Music for Youth National Festival to welcome 8,000 young musicians to Birmingham

This year’s Music for Youth National Festival runs from 4-8 July in Birmingham. With brass, classical, folk, choral and contemporary renditions from around 8,000 young musicians at… Read more

RWCMD postgraduate wins £10,000 Deutsche Bank Award

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) postgraduate viola player, Megan Jowett, has won the 25th annual Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise music prize of £10,000… Read more

New mental health charity for music industry receives BRIT Trust backing

The BRIT Trust, the charitable arm of the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) which distributes funds raised through the BRIT Awards, has announced its support for Music Support,… Read more

Submissions open for OPUS2017

Submissions are open for  Britten Sinfonia‘s annual competition for unpublished composers of any age and background who are resident in the UK, OPUS2017. Now entering its fifth… Read more

Portsmouth schoolchildren smash record for largest Djembe Drum Ensemble

Children from schools across Portsmouth descended on Guildhall Square on 15 June 2017 to smash a Guinness World Records® record for the largest Djembe Drum Ensemble. 900 Infant,… Read more

Royal College of Music launches ambitious campus redevelopment

Lord Winston, Chairman of the RCM Council, and Professor Colin Lawson CBE, Director of the Royal College of Music (RCM), marked the start of an ambitious redevelopment… Read more

Musicians Institute launches first ever online courses

The Musicians Institute (MI), a Los Angeles-based College of Contemporary Music built on the idea that musicians should teach and learn from other musicians in a creative,… Read more

Welsh National Opera to launch virtual reality experience

Welsh National Opera will launch a new, site-specific virtual reality (VR) experience, Magic Butterfly, on 14 July 2017. With reimagined scenes from The Magic Flute and Madam… Read more

Former Royal College of Music student wins ‘Britain’s Got Talent’

Former Royal College of Music (RCM) student, Tokio Myers, was crowned winner of Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday 3 June 2017. His take on Rag’n’Bone Man’s song,… Read more

Hilary Carty to become new Director of Clore Leadership Programme

The Trustees of the Clore Leadership Programme have announced the appointment of Hilary Carty as the new Director of the Programme. Hilary Carty will take up the… Read more

NYCGB announces details of 2017 auditions

The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) has announced details of its 2017 auditions. Open to singers between School Year 5 (boys) or 6 (girls) and… Read more

BBC announces details of Young Musician 2018

The BBC has announced details of BBC Young Musician 2018. Open to percussion, keyboard, string, brass and woodwind players who are UK residents of Grade 8 standard… Read more

RPS Music Awards honour UK’s first disabled-led youth orchestra

The winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards were announced at a ceremony at The Brewery in the City of London on Tuesday 9 May 2017,… Read more

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Music Space is a unique project, which offers one to one support, rehearsal space, recording time, and gigging opportunities to the young music makers of London.

Music Space Academy gives you the chance to learn an instrument, play in a band and perform live with other like minded young people all for free.

Welcome to the ESTA Post Graduate Certificate for String Teachers This course: is designed to fit alongside your other teaching commitments and enable you to take a… Read more

The Music Leader Training Course is a unique opportunity for those with a background in Music to gain in depth knowledge, practical experience and a qualification in teaching for the life long learning sector.

Community Music Introduction to Music Technology & Production is a 10 week course is open to anyone who wants to learn new skills and get a taste for Music Technology and Production.

Creative Music (CM) is offering a Production and Business Foundation Degree. This two-year foundation degree provides industry-standard production skills and specialist support to create your own music business.

What you will learn The Certificate for Music Educators (CME) is designed to ‘encourage music educators to develop new skills, consolidate their understanding of the purposes of… Read more

Have you ever wondered what sound feels like? Or what music looks like? Run your hands through the sand or even walk across it. Play in giant sandpits illuminated by beautiful graphics, creating music with your own movements.

The Concerts in the West series of mini-tours offers a broad spectrum of classical and baroque chamber music.

Three competitions are held in one iconic event each year by the British Flute Society to bring out the best in young flute players of varying age groups.

The Hong Kong Arts Festival is a major international arts festival in, of and for Hong Kong.

By age 20, Catalina Vicens had already played in the main concert-halls of more than ten countries in North and South America and now combines a vibrant international soloist and research career.

Schools across the UK are invited to enjoy this free online concert with the National Youth Folk Ensemble and one of the UK’s finest folk bands, Leveret.

The UK’s leading trade event for the guitar community, The Guitar Show 2019, takes place at Birmingham’s New Bingley Hall from 23-24 February 2019.

Intensive music courses are the perfect settings for young people to make effective progress in playing their instrument.

Enrolling on The Piano Teachers’ Course can be quite a commitment.

Having started learning the piano at the age of 6, Tyler has become a virtuoso pianist who enjoys tackling some of the most demanding works in the repertoire.

Christopher Adey makes a welcome return to work with The Rehearsal Orchestra on Dvořák’s Carnival Overture and Janáček’s epic Sinfonietta. Rehearsals take place in the morning and… Read more

The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is brought to life anew by renowned French conductor Antoine Glatard, with Lynn Yau as narrator.

Celebrated singer of Indian classical music, Kaushiki Chakraborty, showcases her mastery of khayal and thumri styles of Hindustani vocal lyricism in a special performance.

Cleveland Watkiss presents a historical project that brings to life some of the greatest songs ever written by Jamaican legends like Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Delroy Wilson and more.

Music & Drama Education Expo is Europe’s largest conference and exhibition for anyone involved in music and drama education.

Following an acclaimed Barbican recital in 2015, Russian pianist, Arcadi Volodos, returns to home territory with repertoire including piano works by Scriabin and Rachmaninov.

We mark International Women’s Day with two captivating contemporary concerts.

Born to a family of musicians from Bucharest, Cristian Sandrin was initiated in the art of sound by his own father, later continuing his studies with Marina Dragomirescu and Cristian Dumitrescu.

The women in the Zohra orchestra are literally playing for their lives – and for their freedom. Led by 22-year-old conductor, Negin Khpalwak, the ensemble has become world-renowned since its international debut at the 2016 World Economic Forum conference in Davos.

South Asian Arts and Sitar Music Society present a month-long celebration and exploration of the artistry of sitar through workshops, performances and talks across the UK in commemoration of legendary maestro, Ustad Vilayat Khan Sahib.

In this performance lecture, the audience decides if an algorithm could ever have the ability to write music to rival Bach.

The inaugural Women in Music Festival is curated by Monica Curro, Assistant Principal Second Violin for Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, co-founder of PLEXUS and co-Artistic Director of Port Fairy Spring Music Festival 2019.

Join us for the return of Keyboard Festival in which we celebrate the life and work of Clara Schumann.

The great Russian-born pianist Nikolai Demidenko has been called “a force of nature”, but there’s also a poetic side to his artistry, and sonatas by Mozart and Scarlatti – by turns playful and melancholy – will show it to the full.

Get ready for Sing Up Day on Wednesday 13 March 2018! The UK national singing organisation, Sing Up, is inviting everyone around the world to help us spread… Read more

A critically-acclaimed pianist with a varied repertoire, Ilya Kondratiev is the prize-winner of several renowned international music competitions.

This concert showcases the National Youth Orchestra for Indian Music’s latest theme of combinations, and Samyo combines inspirations from around the Indian subcontinent with new ideas inspired from around the world.

About TOSE-in-a-Day Teenage organists who are coming on or considering The Organ Student Experience (TOSE) course in Cambridge in July will find this an excellent preparatory day, whilst those… Read more

David Syrus worked with The Rehearsal Orchestra on our annual Wagner weekend for several years and we’re delighted to welcome him back, this time for Mahler, with… Read more

Founded by Denys Darlow in 1978, the London Handel Festival has contributed to a Handel revival in the UK, specialising in the performance of lesser-known works of the period.

It is May Day in Loxford and an unexpected appointment leads to young greengrocer Albert Herring’s disappearance – but how will the villagers react?

Martin Helmchen’s career developed gradually but steadily, for which he is extremely grateful, having had ‘enough time and freedom to develop as an artist.’

The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta is one of the most positive things to emerge from the devastation of the 11 March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in north-eastern Japan.

Musikmesse in Frankfurt is the international trade fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production, and marketing.

Lucija Majstorović, born in Zagreb, is considered to be one of the most promising Croatian female pianists of this generation.

The Department of Music at Hong Kong Baptist University is pleased to announce The Keyboard in the 21st Century, an international conference for composers to be held… Read more

Flautists, teachers and college professors Ewa Murawska and Ewelina Zawislak are very experienced in producing and leading flute events, seminars and festivals in Poland.

Join us to play and study some of the most sublime & emotionally powerful Passiontide choral music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras. Our repertoire is ten specially… Read more

The 2019 SRP National Festival will be held just outside Durham City, in the stunning setting of Ushaw College.

Extending the hand of friendship across the Mexico-US border, this concert celebrates the power of music to build bridges.

The Society of Recorder Players announces its first Composer’s Competition, an international competition adjudicated by Jonathan Dove.

The symposium is open to oral and poster presentations (in Turkish or English) and will also include a panel discussion, concert and various workshops.

The Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Scholarship Fund was founded in 1953 in memory of the contralto from Lancashire who died at the tragically young age of 41 and… Read more

jazzahead! enriches the international cultural scene with its high-quality and diverse music and is the must-go networking event for the global jazz scene.

Sherborne Abbey Festival takes place each year over the first Bank holiday in May. We look forward to welcoming you and hope you enjoy the programme.

Praised by the BBC Magazine as the ‘leading interpreter of Bruckner’s symphonies’, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Jaap van Zweden will present Bruckner’s glorious Symphony no. 7 following on from his very successful performance with the HK Phil of Bruckner’s Eighth last season.

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra presents the world premiere of their commissioned work by local composer Wong Chun-wai.

27th European Association for Music in Schools Conference/7th European ISME Regional Conference in Malmö, Sweden. ‘The School I’d Like’ – Music Education meeting the needs of the children and young people… Read more

Compelling composer and conductor Eric Whitacre performs an all-American programme, including pieces by Bernstein, John Adams and Copland.

Described as a young artist with great sensitivity to tone colour (PianoNews), Malaysian pianist Hao Zi is top prize winner in many international competitions, which led her to concert opportunities around Europe as well as performances with orchestras.

Join countertenor,Patrick Terry, presenter,Isabelle Adams,and characters from 18th century opera for a concert of glorious arias and diva behaviour.

Levon Parikian completes The Rehearsal Orchestra’s current series with a day on Strauss’s modestly titled autobiographical tone poem, Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life). Rehearsals take place in… Read more

Japanese composer Takemitsu’s double piano concerto Quotation of Dream brings together Jun Markl, one of the finest French music interpreters, and duo Ping and Ting, the laureate of the prestigious ARD International Music Competition.

Since 2001, Visions of Music Education has published articles by international authors on all aspects of music education that contribute to a visionary view of the profession.

The CMIM has allowed the world’s finest young singers, violinists and pianists to be heard and to take off as high-level professional musicians.

This year’s Songlines Encounters Festival will be the most ambitious yet.

Take ten of the most prolific composers of our time, including two Pulitzer Prize winners, combine them with a mezzo-soprano superstar and a cutting-edge string quartet, and you have a recipe for a spectacular evening of music.

The 2019 Association for Popular Music Education (APME) conference, Celebrating Diversity in Popular Music Education, will be held at New York University from 12-15 June 2019.

Chineke! bring their spirited and stylish approach to performing the great classics to this concert.

Having performed worldwide with jazz legends and prestigious symphony orchestras, Michel Camilo is teaming up with his Grammy-award winning partner, conductor Ernest Martinez Izquierdo, in this Latin jazz concert.

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World is a competition known throughout the classical music world as the premier showcase for opera and concert singers at the outset of their careers.

Make a date with the Tippett Quartet at Issigeac International Music Academy (IIMA) 2019! We are delighted to announce that for our 2019 season we will be… Read more

When the Queen hears the most beautiful birdsong in all the world, she knows she must have it for herself. But when Glitter Bird is trapped away from all he loves, he forgets how to sing. Come and help us find his voice on this magical journey of empathy and understanding.

Join CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust for this fun and interactive introduction to the sounds of the orchestra’s reed instruments.

This exciting session will take a multidisciplinary approach using music, interactive activities and frameworks to provide an open environment where we can collectively move towards a proactive, critically engaged sector.

A specialised, intensive music course for musicians preparing for exams, auditions, and competitions with some of the world’s best teachers

Oundle for Organists’ Summer School is an inspirational course for young organists during the Oundle International Festival.

The World Youth and Children Choral Artists’ Association is proud to present the inaugural 2019 World Choral Conducting Competition, which will take place in Hong Kong from… Read more

The Ingenium Academy offers students between the ages of 14 and 18 a unique musical and cultural experience. This includes tuition from world-renowned musicians, performances in top British venues and the opportunity to meet like-minded friends from all over the world within our environment of creative excellence.

Welcome to Encore Music Projects 6th International Summer School Following on from the hugely successful courses in previous years, we are delighted that our summer school will… Read more

Join promising young singers and musicians from across the country on the inaugural Sherborne Choral Course for a week in the beautiful Dorset town of Sherborne. Sing… Read more

The Oxford Cello School (OCS) is an international cello and double bass summer school founded in 1980 by Marianne Gottfeldt to provide a unique opportunity for cellists and bassists to focus… Read more

The International Summer Piano Academy Disentis is a unique, intensive two-week educational program for young pianists. The course aims to discover, to support and to promote young… Read more

About The Organ Student Experience (TOSE) Whether you are applying for or considering a university organ scholarship, entry to a conservatoire, taking up a gap-year organ scholarship,… Read more

In conjunction with the Australasian Computer Music Conference, this five-day conference is dedicated to issues in theoretical and applied research and development in music notation and representation, with a particular focus on computer tools and applications, as well as a connection to music creation.

About Jersey International Masterclasses Jersey International Masterclasses‘ goal is to provide world class education to students who want to learn from internationally acclaimed musicians and pedagogues. Our… Read more

Join us to play and study some of the most evocative choral music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras. Whatever age you are, find yourself challenged and… Read more

About Summer’s Cool Summer’s Cool is a very friendly course designed to accommodate and support young musicians of all stages and standards. We hope that students will… Read more

Grand Union Orchestra’s Summer School is aimed at young instrumentalists, aged 12-21, who want to experience how music is played and learned in different parts of the world and who seek to develop their own musicality and creativity.

About the course The International Summer Music School (for pupils aged 15-18) is a collaboration between Norwich School and Pro-Am Strings, offering talented violinists, viola players, cellists… Read more

A specialised, intensive music course for musicians preparing for exams, auditions, and competitions with some of the world’s best teachers

The Rehearsal Orchestra’s annual August visit to Edinburgh coincides with the first week of the International Festival and Fringe. Running from Saturday to Friday, this is a stimulating… Read more

Build your confidence and skills and enjoy a taste of conservatoire education at the Leeds College of Music Summer Music Academy.