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Foo Fighters and Rocksteady to present ‘Just PLAY’

American rock band, Foo Fighters, has teamed up with European rock school, Rocksteady, to announce ‘Just PLAY’, a free live music education experience

Academics question competence and impartiality of DfE’s ‘model curriculum’ panel

An open letter sent on 23 January 2019 by leading academics to the Department for Education (DfE) in response to the DfE’s recent announcement of the development… Read more

UK Peer highlights benefits of digital tech for music education

Lord Black of Brentwood, Chairman of the Royal College of Music and a Conservative Peer, argued powerfully for the benefits of digital technology in supporting and enhancing… Read more

Portsmouth Music Hub releases latest film in One World environmental campaign series

Portsmouth Music Hub released Pollution Revolution on 16 January as part of the organisation’s One World environmental campaign. According to the hub, the film, which can be… Read more

Genesis Sixteen 2019-20 applications open

World-renowned choral ensemble, The Sixteen, has opened applications for the 2019-20 cohort of its free young artists’ scheme, Genesis Sixteen.

LIPA applies to open its own Secondary school in September 2021

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) has submitted an application to the UK Department for Education to open a Secondary school specialising in the creative and… Read more

Tileyard Education announces two new partnerships

Tileyard Studios’ education arm, Tileyard Education, has announced details of new partnerships with Backstage Academy and Aston Microphones.

Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Competition – winners

Violinist, Usha Kapoor, and pianist and postgraduate student, Edward Leung, have won the inaugural Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Competition.

RCM to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019

The Royal College of Music will celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 with concerts and a celebration of the life and music of Clara Schumann.

London College of Creative Media new Music Box campus opens

London College of Creative Media (LCCM) celebrated the opening of the Music Box, the college’s new home, at a ceremony in London on 4 December 2018. Guests… Read more

Chetham’s School of Music appoints Tom Redmond as Director of Music

Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester has announced that Tom Redmond will succeed Stephen Threlfall as Director of Music from September 2019. A former member of the… Read more

London Music Fund aims to raise £40k through Big Give Christmas Challenge

London Music Fund, a charity which supports young musicians through a scholarships scheme, has launched a fundraising campaign as part of  The Christmas Challenge – the UK’s… Read more

School of Sound Recording rebrands as Spirit Studios

To celebrate nearly 40 years of success in audio engineering, the School of Sound Recording (SSR) has announced that it is rebranding as Spirit Studios.

UK conservatoire launches appeal to support students’ health and wellbeing and appoints specialist lecturer

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has pledged to increase its support for students through directing its 2018/19 Annual Appeal to supporting their health and wellbeing. According… Read more

NYCGB pledges commitment to gender-balanced programming

On Saint Cecilia’s Day 2018, and to cap its year-long ‘Women in Song’ project, National Youth Choirs Of Great Britain (NYCGB) has announced a commitment to ensuring… Read more

Creativity will become even more important to the growth of jobs between now and 2030 – report

The first piece of research published by the Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre (PEC), a new study of 35 million UK job adverts from 2013-2017, finds… Read more

Music teacher receives £10,000 cheque from Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou

Rachel Shapey, a Secondary school teacher from Stockport, is one of five finalists for this year’s Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs.

New RPO, Hull University partnership includes expansion of STROKESTRA project

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) and the University of Hull have announced a new partnership which builds on a working relationship established over the past two years…. Read more

Portsmouth Music Hub shortlisted for award for seventh consecutive year

Portsmouth Music Hub has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Print Resource category at the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence 2019. The Music Hub has been shortlisted for… Read more

Children from low-income families priced out of learning musical instruments – report

New data released on 6 November 2018 reveals low-income British families are at risk of under-representation in the music industry as access to music lessons is dying… Read more