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  • James Rhodes to present Channel 4 series on music in schools

    24 April 2014,

    Channel 4 has commissioned production company Fresh One to make a three-part series in which pianist James Rhodes launches this country’s biggest ever ‘instrument amnesty’, aiming to ‘to get Britain playing again’.

  • MU champions Milton Keynes music co-operative

    17 April 2014,

    The Musicians’ Union (MU) is supporting its members who have set up Milton Keynes music co-operative, which launched this week.

  • New choral course for JAM

    17 April 2014,

    JAM, the John Armitage Memorial, is running a choral course, alongside its JAM on the Marsh festival in the Romney Marsh, Kent. The festival (11-20 July), curated by Judith Bingham, brings together musicians associated with JAM with the charity’s education work in the area.

  • Discord at the NCO

    17 April 2014,

    A group of people connected with the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain (NCO), calling themselves ‘concerned stakeholders’, have publicly aired grievances against the charity’s board of trustees, and effectively called for a coup d’etat, albeit one with the organisation’s founder at its forefront.

  • Success for Classical:NEXT

    16 April 2014,

    Nearly 700 delegates have registered for the third outing of Classical:NEXT, the music industry expo, one month before its third outing opens in Vienna  on 14 May.