music hubs

Awards for Young Musicians releases Practical Progression

Awards for Young Musicians has released ‘Practical Progression’, a series of films made by and for music leaders, produced in partnership with five music hubs.

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

Music Teacher Awards for Excellence finalists announced

The finalists of the 2019 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence have been revealed – with the winners to be announced at a gala dinner and ceremony next March.

London Borough of Culture programme revealed

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and the London Borough of Waltham Forest have revealed the programme for the first ever London Borough of Culture.

Wigmore Hall and Classic FM launch new Under 35s ticket scheme

Wigmore Hall and classical music broadcaster Classic FM have announced a new collaboration on a discount ticket scheme, which will provide 25,000 £5 tickets to hundreds of concerts… Read more

Chris Brannick to be new Chair of London youth charity

Sound Connections, the London-based youth charity, has announced that Chris Brannick has been appointed as the organisation’s new Chair. Brannick takes over from Katrina Duncan, who served… Read more

UK Music calls for ‘urgent’ budget review of music in education in the UK

UK Music CEO, Michael Dugher, has called on the Chancellor to use his forthcoming Budget, to be published on 29 October 2018, to order an ‘urgent review’… Read more

Vocal Studies artists announced at Trinity Laban Conservatoire

The Vocal Studies Department at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance has announced singer and conductor, Barbara Hannigan, and conductor, Dominic Ellis-Peckham, as Visiting Artists, and choral director,… Read more

Interview: Why Grand Union Youth Orchestra is important to me

Cassius, Grand Union Youth Orchestra (GUYO) drummer, in conversation with the Grand Union Orchestra’s Claude Deppa at the 2018 GUYO Residential Summer School. The 2019 Grand Union… Read more

Guest interview: Luke, London Music Fund Scholar of the Month

London Music Fund (LMF) is an independent charity with the Mayor of London as Patron. The organisation’s vision is that every child who demonstrates significant musical ability, enthusiasm… Read more

New Islington Music Education Hub launches

Following a successful bid to Arts Council England, Islington Council will lead the new Islington Music Education Hub in partnership with the Guildhall School from 1 October 2018.

Massed ensembles head to Royal Albert Hall for MFY Proms

This year’s Music for Youth (MFY) season draws to a close with three MFY Proms concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 5, 6 and 7 November 2018.

Nitin Sawhney to give keynote at Musicians’ Union training event

The Musicians’ Union (MU) and Trinity Laban Conservatoire are delighted to announce that Nitin Sawhney will be presenting the keynote address at their professional development weekend for… Read more

Portsmouth Music Hub launches One World environmental campaign

The One World campaign brings together musicians, composers, performers, dancers, teachers and children in a one-year festival focussing on the environment.

‘Make Some Noise’ to map music-making experiences of disabled people

Creative United, in partnership with OHMI, Drake Music, OpenUp Music and Youth Music, has launched Make Some Noise, a major research project aiming to capture a detailed picture of the experiences of disabled… Read more

Key issues affecting music education highlighted by MU

Senior MU officials have spoken of key issues affecting music education across the UK both in Westminster and at the Trades Union Congress Conference.

NYCGB announces record-breaking Summer season

The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) has had a record-breaking Summer season with its five choirs enjoying unprecedented audiences & activity.

LSO East London Academy for musical talent announced by Simon Rattle

The new LSO East London Academy is ‘the first step on a path to making the London Symphony Orchestra truly representative of its community in London’.

Arts Council England Chief Executive champions Early Years music

ACE CEO, Darren Henley, made the case for expanding the NPME to include 0-5-year-olds at Tri-Borough Music Hub’s Early Years Conference on 6 September 2018.