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Raising awareness around the importance of music education

“Creative artists have ‘moral responsibility’ to become school governors” – Darren Henley

People who work in the arts have a “moral responsibility” to become school governors, the new chief executive of Arts Council England…

14th Oct 2015

Dramatic SATs results increase at schools working with Opera North

Opera North is celebrating a dramatic increase in academic achievement at two primary schools where Opera North Education delivers large scale Community…

12th Oct 2015

Study shows the development benefits of jamming with toddlers

Playing music with toddlers could benefit their development even more than shared reading, according to University of Queensland research. A UQ-led study…

12th Oct 2015

ABRSM & Music for Youth Video: How children can benefit from making music

Joe Broughton’s musical interaction with school kids outside Symphony hall. Clips of Music for Youth’s artist in residence, Joe Broughton, conducting a…

12th Oct 2015

Everyday, in all that we do, we must seek to engage children in music – Dame Evelyn Glennie

The Royal Philharmonic Society has published a report by Sarah Derbyshire, Musical Routes, which assesses the provision of musical education for young…

1st Oct 2015

Brian Eno calls for rethink of arts being seen as a luxury

Musician and producer Brian Eno has spoken about how arts and humanities are seen as “a luxury” while science and maths are…

29th Sep 2015

Sarah Connolly speech at Westminster: Why we need the arts

Sarah Connolly, the wonderful British mezzo-soprano, was the principal speaker yesterday afternoon at a special Arts Council England event in Westminster, addressing…

16th Sep 2015

Jeremy Corbyn’s take on arts education

An article published on BBC news: 24 things that Jeremy Corbyn believes, shows Corbyn’s belief in music education. 21. Every child should…

16th Sep 2015

Closing the door on Music? – Wynne Evans looks at the reduction of music services in schools

On the BBC Radio Wales Art Show, Wynne Evans looks at the reduction of music services in schools as budgets shrinks and asks…

14th Sep 2015

Local authority arts spend “reasonably stable”, survey finds

Local authority arts budgets in England and Wales continue to contract, but the sector has “been able to show resilience and remain…

14th Sep 2015

Lucy Powell: 10 facts about the new shadow education secretary

Lucy Powell has been confirmed as the new shadow education secretary. Here’s what we know so far: Powell was born in Manchester….

14th Sep 2015

Crescendo in popularity for Scotland’s live music scene

Non-classical live music has overtaken theatre to become Scotland’s most popular cultural pastime. 34% of adults watched live music in 2014 –…

9th Sep 2015