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Sing Up introduces a new membership for secondary schools

Sing Up, the organisation with an 8-year history of supporting singing in primary schools, has launched a new membership package for secondary…

8th Feb 2016

Portsmouth & Southampton Music Hub host Solent Cultural Conference

Educational professionals and music teachers from all over the country came to Portsmouth on Friday 5th February for the annual Solent Cultural…

5th Feb 2016

Noise from the Next Generation – Nottingham Music Hub’s Competition Returns

Noise from the Next Generation, organised by Nottingham Music Hub, gives opportunities to young people, aged 11-19 to show off their talent…

3rd Feb 2016

Ed Vaizey: ‘no excuse’ for lack of diversity in British orchestras

British orchestras must make “a real step change” to allow a wider diversity of backgrounds into their ranks, according to culture minister,…

25th Jan 2016

NDCS announce that Raising the Bar is back!

Due to last year’s huge success NDCS are thrilled to announce that Raising the Bar is back! We are searching for the…

25th Jan 2016

Ten Pieces Proms announced: 23 & 24 July at the Royal Albert Hall

For the second year running, BBC Music’s classical music initiative Ten Pieces will take over the world-famous Royal Albert Hall – this…

18th Jan 2016

EFDSS to receive international lifetime achievement award

National folk arts development agency, the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), has been named as one of the 2016 recipients…

14th Jan 2016

Classroom gigs ‘key to improving behaviour of London schoolchildren’

London schoolchildren are being taught to take part in music gigs as a way of improving their behaviour in the classroom. Taking…

8th Jan 2016

Streaming and vinyl kept the music industry buoyant in 2015

A huge rise in streaming, combined with the continued resurgence of vinyl, helped keep the British music industry buoyant in 2015. A…

6th Jan 2016

A-level music marking ‘lottery’ stops young composers getting top grades, study warns

Academics find teachers have little confidence in ‘unreliable’ external marking of compositions at AS- and A-level Young composers are missing out on top A-level grades…

4th Jan 2016

Winners of JAZZ UK’s Will Michael Jazz Education Awards

At a ceremony on 1 December at the Royal College of Music the following Music Hubs and Music Services were awarded Diplomas…

1st Dec 2015

RNCM wins Times Higher Education award

The Royal Northern College of Music has won the 2015 Times Higher Education award for excellence and innovation in the arts for…

30th Nov 2015

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