skip to main content

All News and Features

Filter by
View
Displaying 121 - 160 of 1351 results
An empty stage of the opera, lit by spotlights and smoke before the performance

Normalising Trans Bodies in Opera

In this blog, commissioned for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Patricia Yates explores the work that needs to be done to make Opera more accommodating of gender-diverse performers.

Published: 17 May 2021

Read more about Normalising Trans Bodies in Opera
Photograph of a collection of music stands and chairs in a music learning setting.

Who Will HE Funding Cuts Disproportionately Affect?

An explanation of how cuts to HE Funding for music and arts subjects in England are likely to have a disproportionate effect on disabled, Black, Asian and minority ethnic students and students from low socio-economic backgrounds.

Published: 13 May 2021

Read more about Who Will HE Funding Cuts Disproportionately Affect?
Photograph of a man playing an acoustic guitar, he is outdoors in the sunshine, and a sun flare covers his face.

Wales Update: Lobbying and The Freelancer Fund

An update on the recent election results in Wales, the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, the next round of the Freelancer Fund and the joint Q&A session that we will be hosting for applicants.

Published: 11 May 2021

Read more about Wales Update: Lobbying and The Freelancer Fund
Photograph of a collection of young adults in a classroom setting, the photo focuses on one young woman facing seriously forward, with other students blured in the background.

Higher Education Funding Cuts: How Much More Can We Take?

In this blog, MU Deputy General Secretary Naomi Pohl discusses the Government’s proposed HE funding cuts in England, that “MU members are at their most passionate when there is a risk to colleagues or the future workforce,” and how we must do everything to fight back.

Published: 11 May 2021

Read more about Higher Education Funding Cuts: How Much More Can We Take?
Photograph of three young musicians sat on sofas. One has a laptop and microphone, one a guitar, and one is writing on a notepad.

HE Cuts: “The Cultural Sector is Absolutely Right to be Angry”

What the Government’s proposed higher education (HE) cuts could mean for students and course providers – from affecting the financial viability of courses to cutting access for less privileged students and disproportionately affecting disabled people.

Published: 07 May 2021

Read more about HE Cuts: “The Cultural Sector is Absolutely Right to be Angry”
Photograph of three theatre spotlights, turned off.

MU General Secretary Addresses Phantom of the Opera Situation

MU General Secretary Horace Trubridge has today written to all members regarding the closure of the West End production of Phantom of the Opera in 2020, and the subsequent forthcoming production of the show featuring a greatly reduced orchestra.

Published: 06 May 2021

Read more about MU General Secretary Addresses Phantom of the Opera Situation
Photograph of the sun setting through the windows of an empty classroom.

MU Expresses Horror at Proposed Halving of Funding for Music at HE in England

The Government has announced that it plans to impose a 50 percent funding cut to “high cost” subjects at higher education (HE) in England, including music. This is because music and the arts are not among its “strategic priorities”. Members are encouraged to respond to their consultation.

Published: 30 April 2021

Read more about MU Expresses Horror at Proposed Halving of Funding for Music at HE in England
Photograph of a young persons hands on an electric piano keyboard, the background is busy and lit in purple lights - there is a blurred band playing.

Call-Out for Experienced Mentors in the Music Industry

Following the success of their 2020 mentoring program, we.grow, shesaid.so and keychange have launched a call-out for senior music industry professionals and artists to volunteer as mentors for the Keychange participants.

Published: 27 April 2021

Read more about Call-Out for Experienced Mentors in the Music Industry
Photograph of a shoal of silver and orange healthy looking fish swimming in a dark blue ocean

MU Moves to Phase Out Membership Cards

As part of our drive to limit our impact on the climate, we’ll be phasing out membership cards, while ensuring this doesn’t affect your proof of membership or access to benefits.

Published: 22 April 2021

Read more about MU Moves to Phase Out Membership Cards
Photograph of a row of violins, hanging up in a shop to be purchased.

Buying and Selling Musical Instruments

For professional musicians, buying and selling musical instruments can be a challenging and time-consuming process. Neil Crossley examines the options and assesses how to ensure you get the best outcome with the minimum hassle.

Published: 20 April 2021

Read more about Buying and Selling Musical Instruments
Photograph of a school student playing keyboard, as a teacher gestures with

Response to the Model Music Curriculum

The Government has published a new Model Music Curriculum for England. Chris Walters, the MU’s National Organiser for Education, highlights some key points.

Published: 20 April 2021

Read more about Response to the Model Music Curriculum
Displaying 121 - 160 of 1351 results Page 4 of 34