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The latest developments in the music education sector

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

Campaign to boost grassroots music in London

A campaign to safeguard the future of grassroots music in London is aiming to prevent further loss of performance spaces, the number…

20th Oct 2015

Royal College of Music development gets green light

The £25 million project will create new performance spaces, recording facilities and practice rooms, and will be funded through a mixture of…

16th Oct 2015

Tim Hallas and BBC Ten Pieces

Our series of posts about the BBC Ten Pieces Secondary project has seen us interview David Ashworth, Anna Gower and Richard Rainwaring. Today,…

16th Oct 2015

Arts ‘quality principles’ boost engagement with young people

A set of quality principles for arts organisations working for, by and with children and young people has earned the approval of…

16th Oct 2015

ACE to support 50 new cultural education partnerships

Arts Council England (ACE) is calling for sector leaders across the arts, education and local government to start sharing resources to ensure…

15th Oct 2015

Richard Mainwaring and BBC Ten Pieces

Continuing our series of interviews with Ten Pieces contributors, is Richard Mainwaring, who created resources for both Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries…

14th Oct 2015