Performing & composing

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

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

‘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.

‘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.

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

Genesis Sixteen 2019-20 applications open

World-renowned choral ensemble, The Sixteen, has opened applications for the 2019-20 cohort of its free young artists’ scheme, Genesis Sixteen.

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.

‘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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Guitar Show 2019 to welcome new exhibitors and artists

A raft of first-time exhibitors has been announced for the Guitar Show 2019, which runs from 23-24 February 2019 at Birmingham’s New Bingley Hall.

NYCGB pledges commitment to gender-balanced programming

On Saint Cecilia’s Day 2018, and to cap its year-long ‘Women in Song’ project, National Youth Choirs Of Great Britain (NYCGB) has announced a commitment to ensuring… Read more

Chinese music industry leaders to visit Berklee

Senior executives and representatives of China’s leading companies will visit Berklee College of Music for the Berklee China-US Music Summit in December 2018.

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

Sara Mohr-Pietsch to be Dartington Artistic Director

The Dartington Hall Trust has announced that Sara Mohr-Pietsch will be the next Artistic Director of Dartington International Summer School and Festival.