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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.