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Young musicians invited to compose original music inspired by Shakespeare

Shakespeare Week 2017 20-26 March 2017 / @ShakespeareWeek     Primary schools across the country are invited to compose an original…

21st Mar 2017

Youth Music’s ‘Give a Gig Week’ takes off with 100 fundraising gigs set for 24th – 31st March

“Give a Gig is a really good idea because it allows singers, musicians and venues to do what they’re already doing for…

14th Mar 2017

Justine Greening: teacher development key to school improvement

The Education Secretary addresses ASCL about her ambitions for the teaching profession and how to support teachers in a school-led system. ” Thank…

10th Mar 2017

Amanda Spielman (Ofsted): A force for improvement

Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman, spoke to the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) A force for improvement “I want to…

10th Mar 2017

Live Music Now Auditions

  NORTH WEST, NORTH EAST & WEST MIDLANDS 3RD & 4TH JULY 2017, MANCHESTER Live Music Now was founded in 1977 by…

10th Mar 2017

Music ‘could face extinction’ in secondary schools

The BBC report “music “could face extinction” as a subject in secondary schools in England, researchers have warned. They say music is…

9th Mar 2017

Opportunity for young instruments to go on tour with the Opera North Youth Company

In June/July 2017, the Opera North Youth Company will be working on a one act opera by Steven Deazley, entitled Dr Ferret’s…

8th Mar 2017

Music education in rural areas in jeopardy….BUT decent broadband is the answer

  Virtual music tuition can fill the gap for remote schools but relies on superfast broadband New report supports findings of “The…

8th Mar 2017

ICMP Launches Masters (MA) In Songwriting Scholarship Worth Over £7k To Encourage Equality And Diversity In Music

London, March 7th 2017:The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP), in partnership with BASCA, is proud to announce the launch of a…

7th Mar 2017

Repertoire Revealed for BBC Ten Pieces III

BBC Ten Pieces reveal the third repertoire list for academic year 2017/18 making a total of thirty pieces of classical music to…

6th Mar 2017

How music benefits children

How music benefits children Dawn Rose, University of Hertfordshire Popular ideas, such as the “Mozart effect” – the idea that listening to…

27th Feb 2017

Music and the Deaf Awarded Funding To Deliver Free Workshops In Schools

Music and the Deaf is delighted to announce it has secured funding to deliver a number of music workshops in schools free…

20th Feb 2017


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