Young people face barriers to developing composing skills – report

Research from Sound and Music highlights the significant barriers faced by young people attempting to develop their skills in creating and composing their own music.

Music Teachers’ Board Grades 6-8 awarded UCAS Points

UK-based international exam board, Music Teachers' Board (MTB), has announced that its Grades 6-8 are eligible for UCAS Points.

Ádám Szokolay wins 2019 Bartók World Competition

23-year-old pianist Ádám Szokolay has been awarded first prize at the 2019 Bartók World Competition for pianists, organised by the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary. 

German language course for opera singers and musicians launched

Irish National Opera, the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Goethe-Institut have announced a new German language course designed specifically for aspiring opera singers and musicians.

London charity Julie’s Bicycle wins WOMEX Professional Excellence Award

Piranha Arts, the organisers of the WOMEX World Music expo, has announced the leading environmental charity Julie's Bicycle as the winners of the 2019 WOMEX Professional Excellence Award.
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Nicola Benedetti launches education foundation

Violinist Nicola Benedetti has announced a series of orchestra-based weekend workshops, The Benedetti Sessions, to address the needs of young musicians and of teachers across the UK.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation invites applications for Teacher Development Fund

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) has announced the third round of its Teacher Development Fund, offering grants of £150,000 for arts-based continuing professional development and learning (CPDL).

UK Music CEO warns no-deal Brexit could make touring ‘unviable’

Michael Dugher, CEO of music industry umbrella body UK Music, has written to the UK Home Secretary highlighting 'growing concerns' that the impact of a no-deal Brexit could make touring potentially unviable for many in the UK live music…

Tianyi Lu joins Welsh National Opera as first Female Conductor in Residence

Welsh National Opera has announced the appointment of Tianyi Lu as the company's first Female Conductor in Residence. This follows an open call for aspiring conductors to apply for the post and an audition process with WNO Orchestra earlier…

New concert series from Illuminate Women’s Music

Illuminate Women's Music, which aims to highlight and celebrate the work and music of women composers and performers from the past and present, has announced two new concert seasons.
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