December 2017: NEW The Will Michael Jazz Education Awards - 2017
The full report on this year's Awards:- the winners, the diplomas awarded and 'honourable mentions' given.

Archive of previous Awards Reports >>

  Jazz in Education Day - 25th October 2008
For teachers of jazz, inside or outside the classroom. Hosted by Jazz Services.

  July 2007: So much to celebrate!
The National Music Council's long-running LEA annual awards scheme (now in association with MEC) recognises the achievements of LEA Music Services in providing opportunities to learn about and make music. Find out more >>

  Sep 2003: Sounding Out the Future
Key Skills, Training and Education in the Music Industry

A major research report commissioned by the National Music Council, available in PDF format (384 Kbytes). The Executive Summary is available separately (3 pages, 28 Kbytes) and there is also a plain PDF version (321 Kbytes).

  May 2003: Associated Board's New Jazz Horns Syllabus
Information on this long-awaited Jazz Syllabus for clarinet, alto and tenor saxophones, trumpet and trombone.
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   August 2001: The Power of Music
A study by Professor Sue Hallam of the strength of music's influence on our lives

   August 2001: Did you get paid last month?
Ivor Widdison takes a look at copyright issues

   January 2001: Composing and improvising in the classroom

   January 2001: On your marks...
If your school's music is something to celebrate, then
why not have it and your pupils' other arts achievements recognised?

   October 2000: Arts education in secondary schools: effects and effectiveness
A summary of the key findings from this research,
highlighting the vital effects of learning in the arts.
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