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Arts 4 Dementia

Arts 4 Dementia (A4D) will be offering a series of eight weekly orchestral sessions with the English Chamber Orchestra at the London College of Music, for musicians with early-stage dementia and their musical partners.

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Classic FM Teacher of Year Awards 2014 winner: Simon Router

This year the MU was honoured to sponsor the 'Peripatetic Music Teacher of the Year' award as part of the Classic FM Teacher of Year Awards 2015.

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Performance Skills Survey - Royal College of Music

A team of researchers in the Centre for Performance Science at the Royal College of Music in London are working on an educational project that investigates how musical performance skills are perceived at different stages of a musician’s career.

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Save Tin Pan Alley

The iconic 12 bar club on London’s ‘Tin Pan alley’ (Denmark Street) is due to close to make way for an urban makeover.

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BA charging £300 for a cello

It has come to our attention that British Airways have changed their ‘additional seat’ fees for musicians travelling with cellos.

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Service for Gary Hyde

The Union is very sad to hear of the passing of former MU Regional Organiser, Executive Committee member, activist and drummer, Gary Hyde.

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The Musician advice: The Sound Of The Cloud

In the Winter issue of The Musician, digital music journalist Helienne Lindvall explains how to get the very best out of the service and offers essential advice on how artists should protect their rights on SoundCloud.

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The Musician feature: Want to play a festival in 2015?

In the Winter issue of The Musician we show you how to improve your chances of being booked on a festival.

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The Musician profile: Boy George and the BBC Philharmonic

BBC Media City in Salford was the setting for a rather unique event in September – a musical collaboration between Boy George and the BBC Philharmonic, who performed Culture Club's iconic 1983 album Colour By Numbers.

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MU archive - call for material

The MU was originally founded as the amalgamated Musicians’ Union in Manchester in 1893. The archives of the Union provide a fascinating record of the experiences and struggles of the musicians and performers of the United Kingdom throughout the decades.

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