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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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New Work Performance: Southwell Minster Choir

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Earlier this month we wrote about the launch of a charity single for homelessness, Reach Out and Lend a Helping Hand, which iAM Education have been involved in making happen, and written and orchestrated by iAM tutor Chris Lawry. The main track is now available to buy in various formats from the website www.helpframework.com. In…

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Reach Out and Lend a Helping Hand

Framework - Reach Out and Lend a Helping Hand - Charity - International Academy of Music Education

Here at iAM, one of our aims is to help use music and musical expertise to enable meaningful community, outreach and educational work. Throughout the year, we have been supporting a project for the homelessness charity Framework, which operates in the Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire areas. One of our tutors, Chris Lawry, has…

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Coming in 2018: iAM Publishing

iAM Publishing: Ethical Music Publishing - International Academy of Music Education

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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What if he was somewhere else…?

Shostakovich - What If? Andy Glover Whitley - International Academy of Music Education

I happened to be listening to Dmitri Shostakovich’s magnificent masterpiece, the 5thSymphony, the other day which made me go back and listen to the prior symphony, the 4th, not a work I know all that well due to it being not quite so immediate. This is the symphony that Shostakovich held back from performance for many…

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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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