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The latest developments in the music education sector

Transformation Trust seeks UK’s best school bands for Act 10 competition

Pupils who play music together are being encouraged to enter a competition to find the UK’s best school band, with the winner…

13th Mar 2015

Launch of Creative Learning through the Arts – an Action Plan for Wales

Creative Learning through the Arts is the response of Welsh Government and the Arts Council of Wales to Professor Dai Smith’s independent…

11th Mar 2015

Teacher training reforms ‘critical’ in Wales – review

Teacher training is at a “critical turning point” and needs to be changed, according to a major independent review for the Welsh…

11th Mar 2015

Guildhall funds research into Noriko Ogawa autism concerts

The Guildhall School of Music and Drama has commissioned a research project into how attending concerts can help the parents and carers of…

6th Mar 2015

Property deal to mark a new era for Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh Music is on the brink of a deal that will see it acquire the freehold of its site at Snape Maltings,…

6th Mar 2015

Arts education debated in BBC panel show

The importance of education in the battle against elitism in the arts was among the issues debated during the BBC’s Arts Question Time programme…

4th Mar 2015

Simon Rattle is the seismic, creative shock UK classical music needs

Sir Simon Rattle’s return to Britain is a once-in-a-generation opportunity; not just for the London Symphony Orchestra, whose national significance and international…

3rd Mar 2015

RPS/ABO Salomon Prize awarded to John Cushing, former RSNO principal

Clarinettist John Cushing, who last year retired after a 35-year stint as principal clarinet of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, has been…

3rd Mar 2015

Winners of the Character Awards announced

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan announces the 27 schools and organisations winning £15,000 for their work in character education. Investing in character education…

2nd Mar 2015

Innovative conference highlights music technology tips for SEN settings

Delegates from across the UK descended on the MAC Arts Centre, Birmingham recently for an innovative music technology conference organised by music charity…

2nd Mar 2015

Art and music brings pupils together in Barnet

Two schools in Barnet, north London, joined forces earlier this year to develop the relationships between disabled and non-disabled young people through…

2nd Mar 2015

‘Fidel the musical’ song-writing competition open to all UK schools, colleges & universities

Attention all MUSIC, English, History, Politics, and Spanish teachers Coming after Easter! An exciting and educational competition for the summer and/or autumn…

2nd Mar 2015