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The latest developments in the music education sector

How the BBC helps up-and-coming British musical talent to be heard

Twenty seven artists discovered by a BBC talent scheme have gone on to sign major record deals in the past 12 months….

1st Apr 2015

NFER and the Arts Council produce key data on Music Education Hubs

Download the report here Key Findings: Hubs worked with most (83.4 per cent) of the state-funded schools in their areas and provided…

31st Mar 2015

DCMS gives go-ahead to UK City of Culture 2021

The DCMS has chosen to go ahead with the UK City of Culture 2021 competition, following a consultation that asked whether it should be…

31st Mar 2015

£4m boost for schools & local authorities as Government secures music copyright deals

Schools and local authorities across England will collectively save around £4 million after a copyright deal was struck for rights to the…

27th Mar 2015

Music Education Hubs mentioned in DCMS Culture & Creativity paper

The Department for Culture, Media and Sports have published a short paper, Culture & Creativity: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, which outlines some of…

27th Mar 2015

Concert hall simulator helps musicians prepare to perform

Music students learn stage skills with help of noisy virtual audiences created by computer Virtual reality technology has long been used to…

24th Mar 2015

Brassed off Treasury confirms orchestra tax break is for brass bands too

George Osborne has moved swiftly to avert accusations of snobbery in the tax system after the Treasury confirmed thta brass bands will…

23rd Mar 2015

Rhinegold TV launches with international artists: set to include full Expo sessions from mid-April

Rhinegold Publishing has launched Rhinegold TV, which will host content from events including the Music Education Expo and Rhinegold LIVE concert series – as well as…

23rd Mar 2015

This weekend saw the biggest Learn To Play Day to date

This year’s Learn To Play Day had its most successful year yet, with more venues taking part, and even more lessons given,…

23rd Mar 2015

Claim Your College coalition receives funding to make a College of Teaching a reality

The Claim Your College campaign has welcomed today’s announcement by the Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan and Schools Minister, David…

20th Mar 2015

Julian Lloyd Webber is new principal of Birmingham Conservatoire

The news comes almost a year after Lloyd Webber was forced to retire from playing the cello because of a neck injury…

18th Mar 2015

Full list of winners at the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence

Outstanding achievements in the UK’s music education sector were celebrated at the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence on 12th March at the Barbican…

17th Mar 2015