Health & wellbeing

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

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

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.

‘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.

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

Remixing Community launches in Hong Kong

More Music Founder, Pete Moser, launched a three-year community music programme, Remixing Community, in Hong Kong with a residency from 12-19 November 2018.

Live music ‘essential’ in all UK care homes – report

Led by Live Music Now and the University of Winchester, a new report, ‘Live Music in Care’, recommends that live music should be essential in all UK care homes.

New RPO, Hull University partnership includes expansion of STROKESTRA project

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) and the University of Hull have announced a new partnership which builds on a working relationship established over the past two years…. Read more

PIPA performing arts survey reveals ‘career penalties’ for parents and carers

Parents and Carers in Performing Arts (PIPA) shared the findings of its UK-wide survey into work-life balance and the performing arts at a parliamentary event on 18 October 2018.

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.

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

Musicians’ Union and ISM launch music sector Code of Practice

The Musicians’ Union and the Incorporated Society of Musicians have launched a Code of Practice to help eradicate bullying, harassment and discrimination in the music sector.

One Day One Choir calls for choirs to unite on Peace Day

Global choral project for peace, One Day One Choir, is calling for choirs to unite in song on Peace Day, a UN initiative which takes place on 21 September.

Sing Up Day video released

Sing Up has released a compilation video featuring recordings of this year’s Sing Up Day song, Be the change, from schools across the world.

Rhythmix grant to support music and dementia care

Rhythmix is celebrating a grant of £39,726 from Arts Council England to support its work with older people living with dementia in acute hospital settings.

BRIT Awards donates £250,000 to Mind, BRIT School and Music Support

The BRIT Awards with Mastercard has announced that £250,000 raised by this year’s BRITs 2018 will be donated to three charities that promote music education and mental wellbeing – Mind, the BRIT School and Music Support.

Risk of cultural void as funding cuts threaten the future of British orchestras

According to new research by the UK Musicians’ Union, 44% of the nation’s orchestral musicians say they do not earn enough to live on. The organisation represents… Read more

Sing Up releases new video

Sing Up has released a new video celebrating the positive connection between singing and wellbeing.

Surrey arts project to break cultural barriers through music

Surrey Music Hub has launched a new project bringing together professionals and community groups who work with or have an interest in supporting newly arrived and vulnerable young people through the arts and music.

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.