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Happy Christmas from all at iAM

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After a long and productive year, the iAM Office is now closed for Christmas holidays until 4th January. In the meantime, there will be a skeleton staff email service available should any students, or prospective students, have any queries (info@iam-education.com).   Wishing you all a very merry and peaceful Christmas!    

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One-Off Consultancy Sessions Now Available

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Here at iAM we’re always listening to students and prospective students about how we can develop our services, so today, we’re very pleased to announce that, in addition to our longer more extensive mentoring  programmes for composers and arrangers, we will also now be offering one-off consultancy opportunities with our tutors. These are one-off consultancy sessions, where…

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Coming in 2018: iAM Publishing

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Before many here in the iAM office take their summer break, we have an exciting new development to announce, that in early 2018 we will be launching a new publishing service, iAM Publishing, to support composers and help them get established. One of the founding aims of the International Academy of Music was to provide…

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International Choir Performances: Chris Lawry

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It has been a busy few months for performances of iAM Education tutor Chris Lawry’s choral works. Performances have included new arrangements and pieces in the UK and US, and one piece in particular seems to have been popular for international performers: the quirky SATB choir piece Counting Music. Notable performances have been from Coro…

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Première Performance: 8th July 2017

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Several iAMs tutor have works premièring on Saturday 8th July 2017 at a concert in the Great Hall at Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire. The pieces will be performed as a part of the Newstead Abbey Singers’ concert featuring the work of Jane Austen. ‘I Can Listen No Longer in Silence’ is a suite of unaccompanied choral pieces…

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Opera in the Cinema: I’m Converted!

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Marcelo Puente and Ermonela Jaho in Madama Butterfly © ROH 2017. Photograph by Bill Cooper   Now I’m no musical purist, but this week I’ve had my head turned and opinion completely changed by something wonderful, namely, watching opera in the cinema. I had previously written off the streaming of live opera as a gimmick,…

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Première of New Work Announced!

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Join iAM’s Andy Glover-Whitley for the première of his new work Lacrimae Rerum at Brecon Cathedral on Friday 28th July 2017. Lacrimae Rerum is 15 minute piece for Organ and Recorders.   The piece will be performed as a part of the cathedral’s lunchtime concert series and feature performers Charles Matthews (Organ) and Caroline Jones (Recorders).   Full details…

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The First Operas: Monteverdi

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In this instalment of “The First Operas” I will be concentrating on the master of the early genre, Claudio Monteverdi. This post continues on from my previous blog on Early Opera for the Open College of Arts and should be instructive for those interested in this fascinating area of music. Monteverdi was not the first…

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Happy New Year!

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  Happy New Year to you all. The latter part of 2016 has been an increasingly busy time for us at iAM Education as we prepare for the launch of new material, courses and continued research on distance learning and remote instrumental music exams.   iAM Mentoring We’ve also been delighted to have our first…

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