Performing & composing

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Royal College of Music to launch partnership with

The Royal College of Music (RCM) has announced a new partnership with to livestream and make available on demand selected masterclasses and concerts at the conservatoire’s… Read more

Victory for local music venues as government backs ‘Agent of Change’ principle for new housing developments

Housing developers building new homes near music venues should be responsible for addressing noise issues in a move to protect both music venues and their neighbours, the Housing Secretary, Sajid Javid, has said.

New Seven Ages Festival places Wigmore Hall Learning programme centre-stage

Wigmore Hall has announced details of a major festival showcasing its award-winning Learning programme.

Gareth Malone to be Patron of London A Cappella Festival

The London A Cappella Festival (LACF) has announced that British choirmaster and broadcaster, Gareth Malone OBE, will be its Festival Patron. Gareth Malone has helped to popularise vocal music… Read more

Unsigned Cardiff rock band wins Firestone’s Battle Of The Bands

An unsigned Cardiff rock band has beaten more than 300 grassroots entries to win Firestone’s 2017 Battle of the Bands competition in partnership with Orange Amplification. Formed… Read more

BASCA announces winners of 2017 British Composer Awards

BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) announced the winners of its 15th British Composer Awards at a ceremony at the British Museum on 6 December… Read more

Help Musicians UK launches 24/7 mental health support line and service for the music industry

The country’s leading independent music charity, Help Musicians UK (HMUK), today launched its landmark new 24/7 mental health service ‘Music Minds Matter’ for anyone working in the music industry.

ACM launches new Songwriting pathway for diploma students

ACM (Academy of Contemporary Music) has announced that students studying at diploma level at its Guildford or Birmingham campuses will now be able to choose Songwriting as… Read more

Sing Up celebrates 10th birthday

Sing Up celebrated its 10th birthday with an event on 7 November 2017 featuring singing from the National Teachers’ Choir, Highfield School Chamber Choir and four-piece a… Read more

Haringey-based cross-arts collaboration to pay homage to trailblazing black Briton

Composer and musician, Juwon Ogungbe, is working in collaboration with artists and young people from across Haringey to present two performances celebrating the life and work of… Read more

Music Generation Carlow ensemble to join headline performance in Sitges, Barcelona

Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, Music Generation, has announced that thirteen young musicians from Music Generation Carlow will perform alongside celebrated Irish dance duo, Velocity, in Sitges,… Read more