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New UCAS blog for prospective students

UCAS are hosting a series of applicants blogs on their website. They follow students’ journeys into higher education. A cross-section of young people are documenting the process of applying to university. A selection of UK and international students are sharing their experiences of everything from writing personal statements, keeping on top of application deadlines, to trying not to … Continue reading New UCAS blog for prospective students

John Irving appointed professor of performance practice at Trinity Laban

John Irving has been appointed professor of performance practice at Trinity Laban. Irving said that he is ‘delighted and honoured’ to have been awarded the new role. Irving is a former professor of music at the universities of London and Bristol. He was director of The Institute of Musical Research at the School of Advanced … Continue reading John Irving appointed professor of performance practice at Trinity Laban

Students and alumni decry UEA plan to stop teaching music

Students at the University of East Anglia have been gathering signatures for a petition in their fight against proposals to close the music department, writes Fiona Clampin. More than 3,500 people have lent their support to the campaign since the petition was launched at the end of October, urging the university to abandon its plans. … Continue reading Students and alumni decry UEA plan to stop teaching music

Government accepts new Henley Review recommendations

A radical reappraisal of the school curriculum to ensure a proper cultural education is to take place following a new report for education secretary Michael Gove and culture minister Ed Vaizey. Nearly all the 24 recommendations in the Cultural Education Review, including a National Plan, a new National Youth Dance Company and an annual National … Continue reading Government accepts new Henley Review recommendations

Five years

In the third and final article, MT asks a selection of teachers, organisations and music education leaders what they think the future has in store What does the future hold for music teachers? With a UK government pursuing an austerity agenda, local authorities increasingly squeezed and music in danger of becoming a second-class subject in … Continue reading Five years

Classical:NEXT 2015: day one

Addressing music education in the Netherlands The disparity in music education provision in the Netherlands primary schools would be familiar to educationists in many parts of the world. Simon Reinink, managing director of the Royal Concertgebuow, explained at the opening Classical:NEXT conference that there are 30,000 schoolchildren participating in the orchestra’s education projects, but among … Continue reading Classical:NEXT 2015: day one

Best of both

Having led music institutions on either side of the Atlantic, Jeffrey Sharkey is well placed for bringing fresh ideas to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. One year into the job, he tells Susan Nickalls about a new strategy As he passes the one-year milestone as principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), Jeffrey Sharkey … Continue reading Best of both