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Nicola Benedetti receives CBE in New Years Honours 2019

Scottish concert violinist and campaigner for music in education, Nicola Benedetti, has received a CBE for Services to Music in the New Years Honours list.

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.

Young string players record video for HRH the Prince of Wales

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland patron, HRH the Prince of Wales, has received a 70th birthday message from some of the institution’s youngest string players.

Peter Nicholson to be Sistema Scotland Director of Music

Sistema Scotland has appointed Peter Nicholson as its new Director of Music, succeeding Francis Cummings who moves to Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Scotland’s national conservatoire launches creative enterprise fund

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) has announced a new fund to kick start the careers of the nation’s emerging creative artists. The Make It Happen Fund,… Read more

National Youth Choir of Scotland invites applications for auditions

National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCOS) is inviting applications from young singers aged 16-25 for auditions in November 2018. The Choir is made up of two sections:… Read more

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

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland takes Top Five spot in league tables

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has taken a Top Five spot in The Complete University Guide’s 2019 league tables – the first time an arts education institution outside London has done so.

PRS Foundation partners with Creative Scotland for Momentum Music Fund

Revealed at Scotland’s forum for music businesses and artists, Wide Days 2018, PRS Foundation’s new partnership with Creative Scotland will allow Scottish artists to apply for funding to support activities such as recording, touring and marketing via its Momentum Music Fund.

New head for Junior department at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Leading musician and teacher, Francis Cummings, has been appointed as Head of Junior Conservatoire (Music) for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS). A violinist who has performed… Read more