5th – 9th July: ABRSM’s woodwind syllabus promotes diversity, Nuremberg Classic Open Air cancelled, LSO face effects of Brexit

Friday 9th July '21

ABRSM publishes woodwind syllabus promoting ‘far greater diversity’UK exam board ABRSM has today published its latest woodwind syllabus featuring 18 new commissions and more than 70 works written or arranged by composers from underrepresented ethnic …

29th June: ABRSM Fund Backs Grassroots Projects Abroad, Ettinger becomes Music Director in Naples, Travelling festival rehabilitates works by women composers

Tuesday 29th June '21

ABRSM Fund Backs Grassroots Projects in Haiti, Brazil, Kenya and NicaraguaFunding from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) has been awarded to grassroots music learning projects in Haiti, Kenya, Nicaragua and …

21st January: ABRSM re-opens fund to tackle barriers to music learning, Tonhalle Maag becomes a light museum, The winners of the International Classical Music Awards

Thursday 21st January '21

ABRSM re-opens fund to tackle barriers to music learning worldwideApplications to ABRSM’s global sponsorship fund providing musical opportunities to young musicians around the world open today. Providing one-off grants of £5,000 for projects, the International Sponsorship …

7th January: Free Guide to Music Education, No performances at Erfurt Theatre til February, Victoires de la Musique nominees 2021

Thursday 7th January '21

Free Headteachers’ Guide to Music Education launched todayToday RhineGold launches a downloadable Headteachers’ Guide to Music Education in partnership with sister magazines Headteacher Update and SecEd, and sponsored by ABRSM. The guide is a free 14-page downloadable supplement filled with advice and ideas …

30th September: ABRSM launches new remotely-assessed performance exam, Esposito appointed as Bavarian chamber singer, COVID outbreak forces Rouen Opera to cancel Tannhäuser production

Wednesday 30th September '20

New remotely-assessed exam places performance skills at the centreThe ABRSM has announced the launch of a ‘landmark’ exam which marks students entirely on their performance of their chosen music. Candidates will submit videos of their performances, …

17th June: 87% of musical instrument teachers teaching online, Bavaria allows larger cultural events, Colston Hall to change its name

Wednesday 17th June '20

87% of musical instrument teachers adapting to online teaching, ABRSM survey revealsAn ABRSM survey has revealed the extent to which lockdown is transforming music instrument teaching, with 87% of teachers reporting having adapted to online …

19th March: ABRSM exams suspended, fundraising campaign for freelance musicians, National Music Council Releases Emergency Fund

Thursday 19th March '20

All ABRSM music exams suspended until further noticeAs of today, all ABRSM music exams in the UK and Ireland are suspended until further noticeFurther to the government’s latest coronavirus advice, ABRSM has decided to suspend …

9th March: ABRSM and RPS announce new partnership, Trinity Laban pledge for gender equality, celebrating the women erased from the musical canon

Friday 9th March '18

In today's news: ABRSM announces RPS partnership, Trinity Laban pledge to make women 50% of its concert programmes, new campaign to support women and families in opera. More than 1000 musicians come together at the …

20th April: Nightingale Singers & New Shine Festival Showcases Global Music

Thursday 20th April '17

In today's news: Barbican and Classic FM have announced Shine, an event showcasing music and music education from around the world. A view inside of the fortepiano of the Berlin Philharmonic, and Lisa Batiashvili talks about …

8th February: Classical: NEXT 2017 announced, Royal Albert Hall gender study, new Classical 100 app

Wednesday 8th February '17

In today's news, a free online music app, Classical 100 increases its popularity in over 3,000 UK primary schools. Royal Albert Hall conducts study on gender association with various instruments, and Classical:Next announces the 2017 …

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