Newsletter Articles

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Freya Ireland: RPS Duet Composer Prize winner

Freya Ireland talks about her career as a young composer, her learning experiences with the National Youth Orchestra’s Creative Hub and ‘bananagrams’…


Howard Ionascu: Junior Academies & Conservatoires

Howard Ionascu, Director of Junior Academy at the RAM, looks at how both complement students’ musical, academic and social lives…


Chi-chi Nwanoku: Chineke!

Chineke! is Europe’s first professional Black and minority ethnic (BME) orchestra. (November 2015)



Clare Stevens: Essential Marketing Tips

Clare Stevens, Media and Marketing Manager at Three Choirs Festival, gives us her essential marketing tips for performing artists. (November 2015)


► Catherine Arlidge: Music Education

Catherine Arlidge, Sub-Principal Second Violin of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, teacher, animateur and winner of the RPS/ABO Salomon Prize gives an overview of her work in music education. (May 2015)

► Marion Friend: NYOGB - Inspire

Marion Friend MBE, former Director of Junior Trinity talks about her experience of some recent music education outreach work by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. (May 2015)


► Sarah Derbyshire: A Career in Music

Sarah Derbyshire MBE considers the breadth and possibilities available for a career in music. (May 2015)


Lincoln Abbotts: ABRSM - Making Music

Lincoln Abbotts, Dircetor of Strategic Development at ABRSM, summarises ABRSM's Making Music report; the most comprehensive survey of the learning, progression and teaching of musical instruments ever undertaken in the UK. (October 2014)

Jonathan Vaughan: Applying to Music College

From preparation to potential pitfalls, Jonathan Vaughan Vice­‐Principal & Director of Music at GSMD, offers advice to students applying to music college. (October 2014)

► Robert Saxton: Studying Music at Oxford

Professor Robert Saxton, Fellow and Tutor in Music at Oxford University's Worcester College, looks at the breadth of what Oxford's Faculty of Music can offer students - from undergraduate to postgraduate study. (October 2014)