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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

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.