If you’re in London on Saturday 8 February then be sure to come to the Music Education Expo to see a fascinating presentation on Early Years music-making brought to you by Youth Music, Sightlines, and Trimdon Grange Infant and Nursery School. I guarantee that you will go away smiling!
The National Foundation for Youth Music is seeking applications from organisations experienced in longitudinal and action research studies to support the evaluation of a new initiative called Exchanging Notes.
Earlier this year, we conducted our annual funding programme survey, which is designed to help Youth Music reflect on how we are doing as a funder. This survey was sent to everyone who has applied for funding from Youth Music, whether or not they were successful.
Safeguarding children - the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm - is everyone’s responsibility. The Government has recently published some safeguarding guidance, which contains useful information for all organisations working with children and young people.
There is an appetite in the music education sector to get better at inclusion: access and excellence do not have to be mutually exclusive concepts. But how do we actually go about making sure that ensembles include all young musicians with talent, regardless of their background?
Organisations from across the country are invited to submit ideas for commissions that they would like to realise with a UK-based composer through PRS for Music Foundation’s new UK-wide New Music Biennial scheme.