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CM0918_001_Cover_LT_ok.inddSeptember 2018

As music becomes increasingly side-lined in the national curriculum and uncertainty around Brexit threatens the future pipeline of students and professional musicians, guest editor Linda Merrick explores how conservatoires can help students negotiate the demanding journey from music-making in schools to a sustainable career in the music industry. The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra’s Professional Experience Scheme welcomes performers, conductors, composers and researchers; Junior RNCM provides support and encouragement for school-age players; the role of academic research at the modern conservatoire; and the RNCM’s popular music course celebrates 10 years.

Plus, phenomenal young guitarist Sean Shibe; Patrick Hawes’ new symphony commemorates the centenary of world war one; inside Abu Dhabi’s music festival; Joby Talbot writes a new concerto for Miloš Karadaglić; overcoming performance anxiety; Alice Sara Ott introduces her latest album of piano music inspired by nightfall; conducting teacher Denise Ham on communicating from the podium; how to choose a classical guitar; and the National Schools Symphony Orchestra.

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