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Learn to Play returns with Music for All

The charity Music for All is pleased to announce the return of Learn to Play on 25 and 26 September 2021.  Postponed…

9th Jun 2021

The Child Protection Company’s Mark Foster highlights safeguarding pressures as we emerge from the pandemic

The lasting impact of the pandemic on children and adults at risk are beginning to be made clearer, and have been published…

8th Jun 2021

Updated Governors Guide to Music Education Published

Today sees the publication of an updated version of the school governors guide to Music Education, ‘Music: a guide for governing boards’ by…

COVID guidance hits wrong note for singers

A number of leading music organisations have written to the Government objecting to updated guidance that allows only 6 people to sing…

24th May 2021

Celebrate Make Music Day on 21 June 2021

Hybrid of in-person and online events planned across the UK to mark the global, annual celebration of music!  Make Music Day UK…

18th May 2021

National Youth Choir Auditions Announced

Auditions for the National Youth Choir for talented singers aged 18-22 (age 25 for existing members), are taking place in June and booking opens at 10:00am…

12th May 2021

Music Mark joins other national arts organisations in raising concerns about a proposed 50% cut in Higher Education Funding of the Creative and Performing Arts

The Office for Students is the independent regulator for higher education in England. Their aim is to ensure that every student, whatever…

5th May 2021

Making Music urges the Government to allow leisure-time music groups to rehearse again

Making Music, the UK’s membership organisation for leisure-time music groups, was expecting confirmation that Step 2 in the England roadmap would allow…

15th Apr 2021

Music Mark welcomes the publication of the government’s Model Music Curriculum for England

The government has today published the long-awaited Model Music Curriculum, which provides guidance to teachers on ways to deliver the English National…

26th Mar 2021

Music Mark partners with Arts Council England to support the future of Music Education Hubs

Music Mark has been working in partnership with Arts Council England (ACE) for a number of years to provide training and resources…

Department for Education release new guidance document for schools

  The Department for Education have today released a new document called ‘Restricting attendance during the national lockdown: schools Guidance for all…

7th Jan 2021

Anthem, the fund for young people’s music in Wales, appoints its first Chief Executive

Anthem, the fund for young people’s music in Wales, has appointed its first permanent Chief Executive, Rhian Hutchings. Rhian is well known…

18th Sep 2020

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