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Welsh school protests against music cuts

The New GCSES

What’s new? Michael Gove’s plan for a ‘rigorous’ new GCSE in music, as part of the second wave of reformed GCSEs, bears fruit later this year. His wishlist is old news by now, but just in case you missed the headlines, here’s what it has translated to for music: New 1 to 9 grading scale … Continue reading The New GCSES

Musical Development

How do children develop musical skills in the early years? What is the best way to promote a love of music when children are very young? When should they begin formal instrumental lessons? These questions and others are answered in the Sounds of Intent in the Early Years (SoI-EY) project. It is a new initiative … Continue reading Musical Development

Mayor of London launches Music Education Strategy

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced a two-year programme of activity aimed at boosting music education provision in the capital, supported by £100,000 of seedbed funding. Making Music Matter: A Music Education Strategy for London 2010-1012, was launched at the Royal Festival Hall on 2 March. Since the closure of the Inner London … Continue reading Mayor of London launches Music Education Strategy

An American in Paris

There’s an air of the university professor about William Christie. While his recordings with Les Arts Florissants are joyous, exuberant affairs – all drama, colour and sometimes even humour – in person the conductor is quietly precise, meticulous in speech and manner, with an authority that brooks no argument. It’s an impression only aided by the … Continue reading An American in Paris

ISM Trust launches the ISM Teachers’ Pack

The ISM Trust has launched the ISM Teachers’ Pack as part of the Make Music Work advice series. The ISM Teachers’ Pack is intended as a guide for all instrumental and vocal teachers, whether they are employed, working freelance in schools or teaching privately. It covers issues including finding work, setting rates, recovering unpaid fees, safeguarding, … Continue reading ISM Trust launches the ISM Teachers’ Pack

Summer School & Short Courses 2016

All courses are in the UK unless otherwise stated. Phone numbers are given as dialled from the UK; from outside the UK, dial +44 and omit the 0 at the beginning of the number. Abbreviations: ABCD – Association of British Choral Directors RCO – Royal College of Organists RSCM – Royal School of Church Music

Pop goes the college

As the Royal Northern College of Music unveils its new BMus course in pop music, John Evans looks at changing times in UK music schools Never mind X Factor – this month the Royal Northern College of Music is launching a four-year BMus (Hons) course in popular music, the only course of its kind in … Continue reading Pop goes the college

Pop goes the college

As the Royal Northern College of Music unveils its new BMus course in pop music, John Evans looks at changing times in UK music schools Never mind X Factor – this month the Royal Northern College of Music is launching a four-year BMus (Hons) course in popular music, the only course of its kind in … Continue reading Pop goes the college

Music education and performance opportunities at Jackdaws

For the past two decades, Jackdaws has provided music education and performance opportunities for musicians of all ages. Toby Deller meets artistic director Saffron van Zwanenberg to find out what plans are afoot to mark this anniversary year Jackdaws, the music education activity centre in the Somerset countryside, is one of those places that routinely … Continue reading Music education and performance opportunities at Jackdaws

Music education and performance opportunities at Jackdaws

For the past two decades, Jackdaws has provided music education and performance opportunities for musicians of all ages. Toby Deller meets artistic director Saffron van Zwanenberg to find out what plans are afoot to mark this anniversary year Jackdaws, the music education activity centre in the Somerset countryside, is one of those places that routinely … Continue reading Music education and performance opportunities at Jackdaws