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.