uk and ireland

Interactive Musical Participation: a research performance

Adrian York, Senior Lecturer in Commercial Music Performance at the University of Westminster, introduces his new Interactive Musical Participation model

Mixed response to DfE’s announcement of incremental hub funding and new music curriculum committee

UK School Standards Minister, Nick Gibb, has announced that schools are to receive a new model music curriculum created by an independent panel of experts.

Rockschool announces inaugural RSL Teacher Conference

London-based international rock and pop exam provider, RSL (Rockschool Ltd), has announced details of its inaugural RSL Teacher Conference.

Nicola Benedetti receives CBE in New Years Honours 2019

Scottish concert violinist and campaigner for music in education, Nicola Benedetti, has received a CBE for Services to Music in the New Years Honours list.

James Ainscough to remain as HMUK Chief Executive

Help Musicians UK (HMUK) has appointed former interim Financial Director and interim CEO, James Ainscough, as its permanent CEO.

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.

Chetham’s launches Fit to Perform wellbeing programme

Chetham’s School of Music has launched a student physical wellbeing programme, Fit to Perform, with the aim of preventing performance-related injuries.

Tri-Music Together (TMT) receives £105,000 funding

Tri-borough Music Hub and a group of partners have been awarded £105,000 by Youth Music to support Early Years music education via Tri-Music Together (TMT).

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland introduces Professional Graduate Diploma in Education

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is to introduce a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Music) for graduates who aspire to teach Secondary music.

‘One moment, one people’ is Sing Up Day 2019 song

UK national singing organisation, Sing Up, has announced details of its Sing Up Day 2019 song, ‘One moment, one people’, written by Beccy Owen.

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

Music Generation launches Ukes4youth project

Music Generation, Ireland’s national music education programme, has launched Ukes4youth, a project involving over 60 teenagers, in County Leitrim. The organisation’s regional branch, Music Generation Leitrim, has… 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

UCA launches scholarship to help reduce industry gender gap

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has announced a £5,000 Women in Music scholarship aimed at reducing the industry’s gender gap.

Portsmouth children sing for centenary of women’s right to vote

Children from Portsmouth schools sang outside Parliament on 27 November 2018 to celebrate the centenary of women’s right to vote, courtesy of Portsmouth Music Hub and MP, Stephen Morgan.

Introducing Tri-borough Music Hub (TBMH)

Tri-borough Music Hub Head, Stuart Whatmore, leads music education across three London boroughs. He recently introduced TBMH’s work to readers of KCW Today.