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The latest developments in the music education sector

A new Sing Up Foundation

As part of its 10th Birthday celebrations, Sing Up has announced that it will be creating a new charity – the Sing…

5th Dec 2016

Ofsted Annual Report 2015/16: education, early years and skills

Ofsted has published its Annual Report (the last from HMCI, Sir Michael Wilshaw). The report looks at the evidence and findings on…

5th Dec 2016

Sound Connections’ Training Programme for Group Teaching Survey

Sound Connections is currently working on behalf of a music education organisation in order to understand in greater depth the needs and…

1st Dec 2016

Creative Higher Education Providers Contribute More Than £8 Billion To UK Economy

Creative-focused universities, colleges and institutions contribute £8.4bn and over 310,000 jobs to the UK economy. A new report into the economic impact of these…

1st Dec 2016

RPS Awards open on 28th November 2016

The Royal Philharmonic Society Awards open for nominations on Monday, 28th November 2016. RPS wants to receive nominations from all over the UK and…

25th Nov 2016

Award success for Ten Pieces

Congratulations to the BBC Ten Pieces team for winning two awards – a Children’s BAFTA and an RTS North West Award. Read…

25th Nov 2016

Music and football share the stage

Communities in the West End of Newcastle starred in their own life stories alongside Royal Northern Sinfonia at St James’ Park. ‘We,…

25th Nov 2016

Autumn Statement summary

Yesterday’s Autumn Statement included a few announcements relevant to the world of music education, including: the Royal Society of Arts has been…

24th Nov 2016

Creative Industries Federation responds to the Autumn Statement

John Kampfner, chief executive of the Creative Industries Federation, said: “We recognise that this is a sober and cautious Autumn Statement from…

24th Nov 2016

NFER Evaluation of In Harmony

Arts Council England commissioned NFER to undertake a national evaluation of In Harmony from 2012/13 to 2014/15. In Harmony aims to inspire…

21st Nov 2016

Thousands of children to benefit from music and arts investment

The government has announced more than £300 million to help young people from every background enjoy the benefits of music and the…

18th Nov 2016

Drums for Schools launches new SEN Music Range

SEN resources needn’t be costly or technically difficult. Our SEN range is suitable for all ages and abilities and designed to get everyone actively engaged,…

31st Oct 2016