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Voice power – the choirs tackling health and social need

As ministers in the UK push for a Government cross-departmental strategy to support the health and social benefits of the arts, Karen Stretch meets three organisations already… 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.

Drake Music releases ‘We All Make Music’ guide

UK charity, Drake Music, has released a new guide which aims to help the music education sector to diversify its workforce and to support young Disabled people in becoming music leaders in the future.

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.

Fabian Society launches ‘Children’s Access to the Arts’ project

In partnership with the Musicians’ Union (MU) and Children and the Arts, the Fabian Society has launched a new project aiming to provide definitive evidence of the impact that school cuts have had on Primary-age children’s access to the arts.

From team-building to wellbeing: the power of music in the workplace

Long before the phenomenon of the office choir was hijacked by prime-time entertainment TV, it was a team-building tool that bonded, networked and even changed lives. Karen Stretch speaks to three musicians who are still passionate about the power of musical harmony in the workplace.

Newham Music and ABRSM launch London’s first dedicated Centre for Certificate for Music Educators

Newham Music and ABRSM have announced a new partnership to provide the first dedicated Certificate for Music Educators (CME) course to be led by a London music education hub.

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.

‘Culture is Digital’ report to unleash creative potential of technology for cultural organisations

Museums, galleries, theatres and heritage organisations are to be given access to technology and digital skills training to help them reach new and diverse audiences.

Song and protest: Festival of Voice returns to Wales’ Music City

With an ever growing push on women’s rights, workplace equality and the relentless tide of revelations from the #metoo movement, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Festival of Voice 2018 is a knee-jerk reaction. In fact, they got there first, as Karen Stretch discovers.

Drake Music announces details of ‘We All Make Music’ festival

Drake Music has announced details of its upcoming music education festival, ‘We All Make Music’, which takes place in London on 9 March 2018.

Grand Union Orchestra – nurturing the Second Generation

Co-founder and Director of the Grand Union Orchestra, Tony Haynes, argues that – in the fast-changing demographic of Britain today – migrant and migrant-descended musicians can and should… Read more

DCMS seeks submissions for inquiry into social impact of participation in culture and sport

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to investigate ways in which taking part in the arts, cultural activities and sport can have a positive impact on health, community and education and is inviting the public, organisations and others with relevant expertise to submit evidence by 22 February 2018.

Colston Hall, the Barbican and Sage Gateshead partner to promote musical inclusivity

Bristol Music Trust, the charity behind Bristol’s Colston Hall and local music education hub, Bristol Plays Music, is forming a partnership with the Barbican and Sage Gateshead to… Read more

New website documents UK’s historically significant musical instruments

A virtual museum featuring sound, pictures and information about the UK’s most historically significant musical instruments launched on 31 October 2017. MINIM-UK brings 5,000 years of musical… Read more

Three choirs to perform in arts and health collaboration at Victoria and Albert Museum

Three choirs will come together in a collaboration between artists, medical professionals and patients at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum on Saturday 14 October 2017. The London Stroke… Read more

‘Independent Review of the Creative Industries’ sets recommendations for continued growth

The creative industries could be worth £128.4 billion to the UK economy by 2025 and help to create up to 1 million new jobs by 2030 according… Read more

One Dance UK announces inaugural conference season

Supported by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, One Dance UK, the UK body for dance, has announced its first ever conference season. Over the course… Read more