Specialist articles, reports and information of interest to all involved in music education
can be found in this area of the site.
NEW - December 2012: Jazz Services' Will Michael Jazz Education Awards - 2012
full report on this year's Awards:- major trophy winners, plus details of diplomas awarded and 'honourable
Archive of previous Awards Reports >>
May 2010: Teaching the World
An article by Tony Haynes about the importance of an inclusive approach to music education.
May 2003: Associated Board's New Jazz Horns
on this long-awaited Jazz Syllabus for clarinet, alto and tenor saxophones, trumpet
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look at the dangers of exposure to high levels of sound.
2002: The Origins of Music
introduction to the relationship between composers, science and the natural world.
2002: The Young People and Music Participation
University research on why children's music participation declines following the
transition to secondary school.
2002: Jazz Improvisation - an article
by Frank Griffith
and a response to it from Dr Charlie
Beale on behalf of the Associated Board.
2001: The Power of Music
study by Professor Sue Hallam of the strength of music's influence on our lives
2001: Did you get paid last month?
Widdison takes a look at copyright issues
2001: Composing and improvising in the classroom
new booklet published by the National Association
of Music Education - too good to go unremarked!
2001: On your marks...
your school's music is something to celebrate, then
why not have it and your pupils' other arts achievements recognised?
Arts education in secondary schools: effects and
A summary of the key findings from this research,
highlighting the vital effects of learning in the arts.
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