- Tenor Alfie Boe becomes patron of Blackburn with Darwen music education hub
Opera singer Alfie Boe has become a patron of the Blackburn with Darwen Music Education Hub. The tenor, who was born in Fleetwood, Lancashire, has agreed to pay regular visits to the hub’s base and help to raise its profile.
- NYO launches new Inspire Orchestra to encourage participation in music
The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYO) has created a new orchestra that will tour the UK encouraging schoolchildren from all backgrounds to connect with classical music.
- Music Mark introduces membership category for schools
Music Mark, the national association for music education, has created a new membership category for schools.
- Music teacher Judith Kleinman launches Chairs for Children campaign
A double bass player and teacher at the Junior Royal Academy of Music is heading a campaign for schools to provide children with more comfortable chairs.
- Don’t Stop the Music taken on by industry bodies
The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and Music Industries Association (MIA) have announced they will ‘work in association’ on the Don’t Stop the Music campaign.
Contents for Music Teacher
- Safeguarding: Ian Pace on why music education should be leading a process of reform
- Diary of a head of music: Jane Werry is all things to all pupils, all in the cause of coursework
- Bach in harmony: Christopher Mabley examines the importance of JS Bach’s chorale harmonisations
#SaveBYMT: Jeremy Nicholas reports from Bromley Youth Music Trust
- The CPD issue
CPD in 2015
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The Grade1athon is an initiative that encourages the study of an instrument to Grade 1 standard – in nine months. Hanh Doan shares her experience
Life after Grade 8
Have you or your students passed Grade 8 and need a new performance challenge? A diploma could be just the ticket, as Clarissa Payne discovers