Skoogmusic was founded in 2009 by Dr Benjaman Schögler and Dr David Skulina at the University of Edinburgh during an educational research project that aimed to address the lack of musical instruments designed for children with physical or learning disabilities. Now approaching its 10th anniversary, MUSIC:ED asked Ben Schögler about the organisation’s latest developments.
FutureDJs is crowdfunding to take its programme into more schools and to create a foundation that will enable children in poorer areas to access its sessions. The DJing and electronic music production provider hopes to reverse the decline in music education and increase the number of students who go on to take music at GSCE and A Level.
School pupils from across the UK raised the roof of London’s Royal Albert Hall last month, thanks to choir and instrumental ensemble, Armonico Consort.
Sage Gateshead is calling on people to reveal their favourite Northern song as part of a second wave of Great Exhibition of The North events announced by the music venue.
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.
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.
The William Wates Memorial Trust has come on board as the first ever multi-year funder of music education charity, the Abram Wilson Foundation.
Hong Kong’s inaugural ‘Belt & Road’ World Choir Festival runs from 15-19 July 2018. Inspired by China’s Belt and Road initiative (a development strategy focussing on connectivity… Read more
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.
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.
The Leeds International Piano Competition will present the first of what is to be an annual Leeds Piano Festival in May 2018.
Following the findings of its recent report which highlighted the barriers to keeping children musically engaged as they move from Primary to Secondary school, Opera North has launched a new youth ensemble for aspiring young instrumentalists across Leeds.
The Welsh Government and Arts Council of Wales have announced plans for a pioneering endowment fund for music in Wales.
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
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
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