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Thousands of children and young people to join together in song for Sing Up Day
Schools and groups from across the world will take part in singing assemblies, digital link-ups, competitions and community performances

Sound Connections Early Years Music Conference welcomes delegates 'With Open Arms'
With panel discussions, case studies and workshops, the conference investigated musically inclusive practice at EYFS

Royal College of Music named top UK conservatoire for Performing Arts for second consecutive year
The ranking is based on the strength and quality of the RCM's teaching, research activities, graduate employability and international profile

NYMAZ report highlights need for superfast broadband in virtual music tuition
The report examines the rollout of the Connect: Resound action research project in four new areas

ICMP launches Masters (MA) in Songwriting scholarship
Supported by songwriter, Miranda Cooper, the scholarship is worth £7.5k

Schoolchildren 'Pass It On' with Sage Gateshead
The project has explored archives and collections as part of a musical celebration of regional folk history

Royal College of Music joins Apple Music as classical music curator
The conservatoire has launched the first in a series of bespoke classical music playlists

Freemuse report sees rise in censorship and attacks on artistic freedom in 2016
Art Under Threat documents 188 serious violations of artistic freedom and 840 acts of censorship

ICMP holds two songwriting events as part of LGBT History Month
Featuring special guest, Jordan Gray, the events celebrated the diversity of ICMP's own student community

Royal Northern Sinfonia to perform Peter and the Wolf live online
The free broadcast is presented by Connect: Resound and Durham and Darlington Music Education Hub

Welsh arts businesses set for expansion into China market
The BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, National Theatre Wales and Ensemble Cymru will join a trade mission to Shanghai and Hong Kong

2017 Polar Music Prize recipients announced
Singer-songwriter and composer, Sting, and saxophonist and composer, Wayne Shorter, will each receive prize money of one million Swedish krona

Musicians' Union to present three seminars at Music & Drama Education Expo
The seminars will cover issues from healthy and holistic teaching to building a successful private teaching practice

Seattle Symphony's 'Music Beyond Borders' concert puts spotlight on Trump travel ban
The concert programme will be drawn from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen

Steinberg announces details of Music & Drama Education Expo seminars
Visitors will also be able to enter Steinberg's competition to win a 20-seat site license for Cubase Pro 9

Institute of Contemporary Music Performance launches studio at Tileyard
The state-of-the-art recording facility will be exclusively accessible to ICMP students

UK Choir Festival returns for second year
Launched in 2016, the festival is designed for choirs of all abilities, ages and styles

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra receives £250,000 gift
Herefordshire-based philanthropists, Clive and Sylvia Richards, made the gift to support the orchestra's extensive educational programme over the next five years

BBC Radio 3 International Women's Day programming to include Malala Yousafzai's UN speech set to music
The new piece by composer, Kate Whitley, uses extracts from Malala's speech about every girl's right to an education

Composers announced for British Paraorchestra
Amble Skuse and Rasmus Zwicki will join Sound and Music's latest Portfolio project

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