Survey on the impact of the EBacc on arts and culture in schools
The Music Education Council is asking for more information from teachers about the possible impact of the EBacc on the provision and prioritisation of arts and cultural subjects in schools.
Posted: Mon 24th December 2012 | Read More
Last chance for applications to NW Honour Choir 2013 with Bob Chilcott
There is still time to get an application in for next year's North West Honour Choir with Bob Chilcott. The booking deadline has been extended to the end of January, but get your application in now for the chance to work with one of today's leading composers.
Posted: Tue 18th December 2012 | Read More
Opportunity for young singers with Genesis Sixteen
The Sixteen is seeking 22 young singers aged between 18 and 23 to take part in its pioneering and unique training programme, which aims to nurture students with exceptional musical ability and the potential to become professional ensemble singers.
Posted: Fri 14th December 2012 | Read More
Final month for applications to the UK's first international youth singing festival
Applications to WIFYS 2013 need to be in this month. This ground-breaking event for the UK choral scene takes place next July in Worcester. Young people from around the world will come together to sing, work and share their musical cultures under the banner of "Peace & Unity between Nations".
Posted: Wed 05th December 2012 | Read More
Help save the future of creativity in schools
Support the Bacc for the Future Campaign to save the future of creativity in schools. The ISM is heading a campaign to ensure that music and other creative subjects are included in the proposed new English Baccalaureate.
Posted: Thu 15th November 2012 | Read More
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Our new app, WellRehearsed, is available to download!
We're delighted that our app WellRehearsed, developed as a joint initiative between abcd and Making Music, is now available to download from both the Google and Apple stores. The app will allow us to compile weekly, anonymous statistics on safe group music-making.
Posted: Monday, 14th June 2021 >
Update on our campaign for amateur choirs
abcd has worked alongside colleagues at Making Music, Singing Network UK, ABO and ISM to write to Professor Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer, and Dr Jenny Harries OBE at Public Health England regarding the guidance for amateur choirs in England at Step 3.
Posted: Friday, 28th May 2021 >
Join our campaign to improve choir guidance in England
Our new campaign page is up and running! We've been working with our partner organisations to shape a response to the recent and unexpected guidance for choirs in England which single out amateur singing.
Posted: Thursday, 20th May 2021 >
Updated performing arts guidance has now been published
Updated performing arts guidance has now been published. Guidance for non-professionals is at section 2.4. Sadly this only seems to allow for a single group of up to 6 singers indoors. We'll post again after consulting and reading in more detail.
Posted: Tuesday, 18th May 2021 >
New guidance for the performing arts in England still awaited
We're sorry we have no further updates on performing arts guidance for England from 17 May. Updated guidance has now been published for worship and for community facilities and like everyone, we are very concerned to see the wording.
Posted: Tuesday, 18th May 2021 >