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 Rockschool offer new iPad app for guitarists, bassists and drummers

29 October 2014

Rockschool  have just launched a new iPad app with London based techies, Knowledge Rocks. With the KR player for iPad, musicians will be able to learn, practise and sit their grade exam directly from their iPad. 


The free KR Player for iPad is a practice tool for beginner musicians wanting to get to grips with Rockschool exam pieces; it includes everything they need to work on for their grade exam in one place. The app offers a range of functionality including; tempo and key change, the ability to loop entire sections or specific bars, intuitive scrolling and fully adjustable backing tracks. 


Visit www.rockschool.co.uk/apps for more info.

Schools Prom – Schools Ticket offer – 10/11/2 Nov 2014

28 October 2014, Schools Prom – Schools Ticket offer – 10/11/2 Nov 2014

Schools Prom – Schools Ticket offer – 10/11/2 Nov 2014
Royal Albert Hall, 7-9.30pm

Music for Youth would like to offer you and your students specially discounted tickets to three breathtaking Schools Prom concerts on 10/11/12 November (7pm-9.30pm).

Each concert presents a mix of classical, folk, indie and urban music in the extraordinary setting of the Royal Albert Hall with over 1,000 young musicians each night performing in orchestras, choirs, ensembles and bands. Each item lasts no longer than 10 minutes, so your students can hear an extensive range of styles all in the one evening. We are offering specially discounted tickets at two price options:

£5* in the Circle – quote 16607

£11* in the Stalls (50% off full price ticket) – quote 17612

Call the Royal Albert Hall Box Office on 020 7589 8212

*Plus a transaction processing fee of £2.50 per ticket and a card handling fee of 2% of total booking

Inspired by Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis, this concert explores the concept of change via the transformative power of music, with contemporary interpretations of traditional musical forms and cultural change.

Marking the centenary of World War One, 500 performers will draw on the words of Siegfried Sassoon. The night also promises a study of form and freedom in jazz, and musical commentaries on struggles for and celebrations of liberty and national pride.

Celebrating the power of words, a specially commissioned poem precedes a quirky mix of music including extracts from The Book of Mormon, along with Renaissance polyphony, Benjamin Zephaniah's poetry, and new material from young singer-songwriters.

National Learn to Play Day 2015

27 October 2014

The event,which takes place on 21 March next year, will be UK-wide and will once again offer the general public the chance to have a free 'taster' lesson on a musical instrument. In 2014, 117 venues put on events ranging from music shops to music services and even churches! People who have never played and people who used to play all came on the day to try an instrument to gain expert advice on next steps on playing an instrument. Over 10,000 free lessons were given in 2014 with over a third of people going on to continue their musical journey.

For 2015, the charity wants to fully involve any music hub, music service or community music project that is interested in running a stand-alone event or partner with an existing one. Music for All Patron, Jools Holland commented ‘I am delighted to lend my support to the National Learn to Play Day and help MFA in their quest to inspire more people to participate in music making.’

More information can be found at the official website, or by contacting mfa@mia.org.uk.

Music Mark welcomes Musical Bridges

29 September 2014

The UK Association for Music Education (Music Mark) has become the new home for Musical Bridges.

Launched in 2010 by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Musical Bridges is a website created to support the transition between primary and secondary school, through music. The website’s online resources will now be accessible via the Music Mark website, or through www.musicalbridges.co.uk.

Régis Cochefert,  Head of Arts at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, said:  ‘Building on our work supporting music teaching in schools through Musical Futures, we launched Musical Bridges in 2010 to look at the issue of transition. Musical Futures increased the take up of music in secondary schools, but we wanted to look at how to tackle the drop off in participation as children moved up from primary school in Year 7.

‘Based on several years of research, the Musical Bridges resources provide valuable tools for music teachers in primary and secondary settings, and crucially within music education hubs, to support young people’s music-making through this difficult transitional phase. We are delighted that Music Mark will be housing the work of the initiative now that our funding has completed.’

Alan Davey to take over at Radio 3 from January 2015

26 September 2014, Alex Stevens

Arts Council England chief executive Alan Davey is to become controller of Radio 3 from January 2015, following the departure of Roger Wright earlier this year.

The announcement comes six months and two days after the news that Wright was leaving the BBC to lead Aldeburgh Music. Although Wright was both controller of the station and director of the Proms, the BBC confirmed that a separate appointment will be made after Davey takes up his new role, when a recruitment process will begin. Edward Blakeman will continue as acting director of the Proms until that time. 

Press reports had suggested that Davey had been approached by headhunters and was being considered as a serious candidate by the BBC, despite his apparent lack of experience in traditional broadcasting or, given that his new role oversees the BBC Performing Groups, in production. 

However, Susanna Eastburn, chief executive of contemporary music organisation Sound and Music and who worked with Davey at ACE as director, music from 2008-12, called Davey ‘a great appointment’. 

‘Alan has the strategic skills that the post will require in order for Radio 3 to thrive, at a time when the disruption of technology is not only opening up a new landscape for broadcasting but also revealing a growing public appetite for new and unusual musical experiences. He also brings an extensive (and fascinatingly eclectic) love and knowledge of music.’ 

Before Arts Council England, which he joined in November 2007, Davey was a civil servant at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, where he had been director for culture, head of the arts division and also worked on setting up the National Lottery. He has also worked at the Department of Health. 

Davey will now await the appointment of a 'direct report' (someone to report directly to Davey) to take charge of the Proms, a prestigious role which will be much coveted by arts administrators in the UK and internationally as well as, perhaps, within the BBC. This year’s festival was led by Edward Blakeman as editor and acting director, a role which he will continue to hold until a permanent appointment is made. 

In statements, Davey said it was ‘an honour to be asked to lead this wonderful institution and to renew it for the digital age’, BBC director-general Tony Hall hailed Davey’s ‘formidable track record in the arts’, and director of BBC radio Helen Boaden said Davey would be ‘building on [Radio 3’s] huge strengths and invigorating it with fresh perspective’. 

Sir Peter Bazalgette ‒ the chair of Arts Council England whose appointment by then culture secretary Jeremy Hunt in February 2013 broke Davey’s working relationship with Dame Liz Forgan ‒ said: ‘Alan has been a brilliant Chief Executive of the Arts Council, not least because he has an abiding passion for and knowledge of music. The BBC and Radio 3 is fortunate to get him.’ 

A BBC spokesperson confirmed: ‘The controller of BBC Radio 3 and director of the BBC Proms roles will be split, with the Proms role directing in to the controller of BBC Radio 3. Recruitment for the role will begin when Alan is in post, [and] Edward Blakeman will continue in his role as Acting Director of the Proms in the meantime.’

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