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Spending Review: Arts Council protected despite DCMS cuts

Chancellor George Osborne has promised to increase funding to Arts Council England and national museums and galleries in his Spending Review. The…

25th Nov 2015

Shortlist announced for the 2016 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence

The shortlist for the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence has been released, with the winners to be announced at a ceremony on 25 February…

19th Nov 2015

Bristol becomes first city in England to use city-wide music curriculum as demand for classes soars

A new city-wide music curriculum will be implemented in primary schools around Bristol as part of a joint effort to allow children…

19th Nov 2015

Newham Music launch new orchestra for young Londoners

This November Newham Music has launched an exciting new orchestra for young Londoners: Newham Philharmonic. The mission of the orchestra is to…

17th Nov 2015

The Music Mark Conference: a music education journey

If you were to walk into Music Mark HQ right now, then you’d be forgiven for thinking that we’re moving out. Boxes surround…

12th Nov 2015

Ten Pieces Live Lesson for KS3

BBC Learning is hosting a special Ten Pieces Live Lesson from MediaCityUK with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra presented by CBBC’s Naomi Wilkinson…

11th Nov 2015

Choir singing improves health, happiness – and is the perfect icebreaker

A decade ago, any mention of a choir would probably have brought Sunday morning hymns to mind. But there’s been a revolution…

2nd Nov 2015

Keith Ayling and BBC Ten Pieces

Keith Ayling is the next music educator to feature in our series of interviews with contributors to the BBC Ten Pieces initiative….

30th Oct 2015

Musical training may give your brain waves more rhythm

Not a fan of slow jams? Maybe you haven’t had enough training. When we hear speech, electrical waves in our brain synchronise…

28th Oct 2015

Youth Music charity supports new music projects and increases its investment in music-making this year to £8.4m

Youth Music today awarded grants to 27 organisations around the country providing a range of music-making opportunities for young people facing significant…

26th Oct 2015

Ann Barkway and BBC Ten Pieces

The Music Mark Blog has already interviewed many of the contributors to the BBC Ten Pieces initiative. Today, we speak to Ann Barkway,…

21st Oct 2015

Applications Now Open for the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2016

The BBC Young Musician Jazz Awards are now open to recieve applications with a deadline of 20th November. The competition this year…

21st Oct 2015


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