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Music education in Manchester gets major boost with £31m refurb

Music education in Manchester gets major boost with £31m refurb

GregJohnson April 12, 2012 0

A £31 million refurbishment of Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester has been completed. Founded in the 15th century, Chetham’s is the largest specialist music school in the UK and now, with a new,

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Interview: David Ventura talks about Understanding Popular Music in the classroom

Interview: David Ventura talks about Understanding Popular Music in the classroom

GregJohnson April 11, 2012 0

The AQA GCSE Strand of Learning for 2012 is Popular Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries. With that in mind, musicroom spoke to the author of Understanding Popular Music, David Ventura, to discover

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Musikmesse 2012: New Start With A Story series brings music, drama and fun into the creative classroom

Musikmesse 2012: New Start With A Story series brings music, drama and fun into the creative classroom

GregJohnson March 23, 2012 0

Chester Music have launched a new series of music-based activity books for the Early Years classroom at Musikmesse 2012. Start With A Story has been specially designed by acclaimed children’s author Ann Bryant. Each

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The Institute launches new Masters Degree for guitar, bass, drum and vocal students

The Institute launches new Masters Degree for guitar, bass, drum and vocal students

GregJohnson March 9, 2012 0

Music students can now work for a brand new Masters Degree after the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance announced this week that it will launch a new course. The MMus Degree in Popular Music

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School Children take part in Olympic songwriting

School Children take part in Olympic songwriting

GregJohnson February 29, 2012 0

Children from Cambridge and London are showing their creativity by taking part in a marathon songwriting project, with the forthcoming Olympics being the central theme. Budding songwriters from 26 schools will be involved in

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The music industry in 2012: more small gigs and a national plan for music education

The music industry in 2012: more small gigs and a national plan for music education

GregJohnson February 20, 2012 0

After a turbulent 2011, the British music industry is looking ahead to a positive 2012 and according to Paul McManus, chief executive of the Music Industries Association (MIA), there is a lot to work

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MC5 bassist and educational music charity founder Michael Davis dies

MC5 bassist and educational music charity founder Michael Davis dies

GregJohnson February 20, 2012 0

Bass guitarist and music education charity founder Michael Davis has died from liver failure at the age of 68. He had spent his youth in the 1960s and early 1970s in punk rock band

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You ask, we answer! “Who was the choral composer I Burnell?”

You ask, we answer! “Who was the choral composer I Burnell?”

GregJohnson February 14, 2012 0

Miriam Grossman Menascé headed to the musicroom facebook with a query: “I would like to have some information about the composer I. Burnell. Our chorus is going to sing his passiontide cantata, “For us

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