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How can the arts respond to the UK’s changing demographic? Tony Haynes calls for greater recognition for the work created for our local, diversely rich communities.
The cost of tuition is still a major barrier to children from lower socio-economic groups learning to play an instrument, report concludes.
Proposals for a narrower curriculum with less emphasis on performing and composing will pose a threat to creativity in music, say music professionals.
When Terry O’Donovan presented his latest musical show as a work in progress to five year olds they looked bored. Now it’s a manic and absurd experience for all, just as he wanted it to be.
As he prepares to leave Sage Gateshead after 15 years at the helm, Anthony Sargent reflects on his career and the people he’s worked with.
A new report coincides with a Channel 4 documentary, shining a spotlight on the challenges faced by musicians.
Commissions fail to provide a living for most composers, who earn on average less than £4k a year for this work.
Government announces extra funds and ends fears that local authorities will be asked to terminate music services.
Bec Fearon, Head of Engagement at the Bluecoat, Liverpool’s centre for the contemporary arts, reveals the people who have inspired her most throughout her career.
The Sing with Us network of choirs brings together cancer patients and their families from across Wales. Rosie Dow describes her role as manager of the choir leaders.
A huge vocal work is premiered this weekend in Birmingham, followed by performances in Berlin and London. Stephen Newbould describes how it has come together.
Northern Trust’s employees are actively involved in a community partnership with the RPO, says Naomi Venn.
The authors write “with passion and authority”, making this book relevant to a wider readership than the title suggests, finds Julia Ient.
Mark Hewitt couldn’t believe his luck when he received funding from the Artists’ International Development Fund to collaborate with a foreign musician of his choice.
Hubs are engaging with the majority of schools in their areas, but more needs to be done to reach children from all backgrounds, report finds.
The Department for Education is warning that there should be no money in local authority education budgets for extra-curricular music and arts.
Many participants in the Old Vic’s community projects now lead healthier and more active lifestyles, according to Alexander Ferris and his team.