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Get your head in the cloud, part 3: teaching music

In the third article in his cloud-based software series, George Hess, MUSIC:ED Music Technology Editor, looks at music production software for the classroom.

Get your head in the cloud, part 2: creating music

In his second article about cloud-based software, George Hess, MUSIC:ED Music Technology Editor, looks at music production software for teaching.

Get your head in the cloud, part 1: introduction

George Hess, MUSIC:ED Music Technology Editor, introduces a series of articles about cloud-based software for music teaching and music creation.

One Day One Choir: A Global Choral Project for Peace

Choral aficionado and educator, Jane Hanson, introduces One Day One Choir, a global initiative which uses the power of singing to unite people on Peace Day.

Arts Council England’s approach to early music education

Arts Council England Chief Executive, Darren Henley’s speech at Tri-Borough Music Hub’s recent Early Years Conference made the case for expanding the NPME to include 0-5-year-olds.

A Safe Space for musicians: #metoo and the MU

Safe Space: Naomi Pohl looks at what the Musicians’ Union is doing to tackle sexual harassment and abuse of power in the music industry

Will the Greater Bay Area initiative boost Hong Kong’s opera sector?

The following article was originally published on CHINA NOW, the British Council’s new platform for UK arts professionals. For arts stories, news, events, research and opportunities in China… Read more

My journey to historical flutes: Rosie Bowker

Flautist, Rosie Bowker, writes about why she loves the baroque flute, about her time on the Handel House Talent Scheme and about her group, Pocket Sinfonia.

Prepare for fireworks – the Asian music scene is exploding

The Asian music scene is one to watch with digital revenue leaping over 20% in 2018 and British institutions and artists finding new ways to plug in.

A Level Music Technology fails the test

With exam results set to make headlines within a few weeks, George Hess, MUSIC:ED Music Technology Editor, looks at one Music Technology A Level syllabus and finds… Read more

Q&A: Midnight Music Founder, Katie Wardrobe

As one of the superstars of music technology education, Katie Wardrobe can make even the most complex topic seem not only simple but also exciting and interesting. With a website full of teacher-friendly resources and lessons, Music Technology Editor, George Hess, spoke to her from her home in Melbourne, Australia.

Global Creative and Cultural Industries: the MA for tomorrow’s cultural workers

Postgraduate MA student, Joe Penhalligon, introduces SOAS’s Global Creative and Cultural Industries MA and investigates the place of creative labour in the 21st century cultural workplace.

The Cambridge, Massachusetts, music school with a social mission

How can we do more? A simple question led to a US music conservatory’s change in mission and a legion of students ready to lead the charge.

Brexit and music: Theme and Variations

Recently, the composer Howard Goodall had an encounter with a man at a currency exchange desk at Heathrow airport in London and tweeted the conversation thus: Nice… Read more

Music technology in the classroom: getting started

While technology in the classroom isn’t a magic bullet, the benefits can be enormous argues Music Technology Editor, George Hess.

From team-building to wellbeing: the power of music in the workplace

Long before the phenomenon of the office choir was hijacked by prime-time entertainment TV, it was a team-building tool that bonded, networked and even changed lives. Karen Stretch speaks to three musicians who are still passionate about the power of musical harmony in the workplace.

Songs to save lives

We are all aware of the power of song. The latest teaching resource from Portsmouth Music Hub offers an angle which is – literally – a life-saver…. Read more

Song and protest: Festival of Voice returns to Wales’ Music City

With an ever growing push on women’s rights, workplace equality and the relentless tide of revelations from the #metoo movement, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Festival of Voice 2018 is a knee-jerk reaction. In fact, they got there first, as Karen Stretch discovers.

The Music Industry: alive and well at NAMM

Our Music Technology Editor, George Hess, suffered from Gear Acquisition Syndrome at the Winter NAMM show in Los Angeles, which took place in January 2018.

Grand Union Orchestra – nurturing the Second Generation

Co-founder and Director of the Grand Union Orchestra, Tony Haynes, argues that – in the fast-changing demographic of Britain today – migrant and migrant-descended musicians can and should… Read more