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New Opportunity: Portfolio project for composers/educators!

Sound and Music,  the national charity for new music has teamed up with Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Heritage Quay for a brand new Portfolio project…

28th Apr 2017

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain is looking for talented instrumentalists and composers

Are you aged 13–18? Playing at Grade 8 distinction level or equivalent, and totally committed to music? The world’s greatest orchestra of…

28th Apr 2017

June is the Month for Music

Thursday 15th June 2017 Assemble for BBC Music Day BBC Ten Pieces will be celebrating BBC Music Day, the BBC’s UK-wide celebration…

21st Apr 2017

Major new commission launched on creativity and education

Durham University and Arts Council England have announced The Durham Commission on Creativity and Education. Launching in September 2017, the Commission will…

28th Mar 2017

Sally Cavender awarded the RPS Leslie Boosey Award

Sally Cavender, Director of Performance Music at Faber Music, a passionate champion for contemporary music who has overseen more than 950 commissions…

28th Mar 2017

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


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