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Matt Griffiths reveals how his career progressed from freelance percussionist to Chief Executive of Youth Music.
Formal education is missing an opportunity to support young people's development by failing to recognise the forms of music those receiving free school meals often engage with.
Hull’s year as UK City of Culture may be over, but a partnership between the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the University of Hull will continue to harness the benefits of culture for local people, says James Williams.
Schools Minister Nick Gibb says that the key to increasing the number of music GCSE entries is to improve the quality of lessons for pupils under fourteen years old.
Noise-induced hearing loss can be career-ending for professional musicians, as demonstrated in a recent case at the Royal Opera House, writes Tim Turney.
A reflection on the inspirational rule-breakers, unexpected challenges and creative teachers that have shaped the career of Judith Webster, CEO of Music for Youth.
Kwame Bakoji-Hume explains how sharing knowledge of African culture through school workshops can shine a light on important contemporary issues.
Composer Gavin Sutherland, Principal Conductor of English National Ballet, pays homage the five people who have guided his professional and artistic growth.
What recruitment practices best support diversity? Damian Iorio explains how the National Youth String Orchestra makes sure it’s ability and not background that counts.
Research aims to increase understanding of the hidden challenges facing disabled artists and musicians when recording, performing and applying for funding.
A non-verbal approach to music-making for the very youngest children offers a comfortable environment for new parents experiencing anxiety, as well as a joyful time for babies, says Hannah Baker.
The initiative will bring together music and health practitioners and provide opportunities for continuing professional development.
An evaluation finds that interactive three-month musical programmes had “particularly strong effects upon people’s communication skills and mood”.
Secondary schools have been subject to cutbacks in music education, but we shouldn't lose sight of the many recent successes and advances in this area, argues Carol Reid.
Theatre and concert composer Adrian Sutton looks back on the trajectory of his career, from computer magazine reviews editor to becoming the musical brains behind the score for War Horse.
The Government has also been advised to establish national pop and rock competitions, and significantly increase funding for musical instruments.
The DCMS Committee has been told that musicians are increasingly coming from wealthier backgrounds as record labels transfer risk to young performers.
The economic model for those performing in or running small music venues is unviable, the DCMS Committee was told.
Players in Stratford's Orchestra of the Swan are trained by charity Mindsong to provide music sessions in care homes. Sue Pope explains how the programme supports wellbeing.
The sharp warning from the Association of School and College Leaders comes as A-level data reveals the decline in entries for arts subjects has doubled in speed since last year.