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The latest developments in the music education sector

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

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

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

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

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