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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.

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.

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

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.