Music education news and reports – Northern Ireland

This post will be updated each time we add music education news and reports which are relevant to Northern Ireland.


NI musicians, teachers and students call to reverse school ban on singing and playing wind instruments, May 2021
One music teacher thought the announcement was an April Fools joke when the restrictions were put into place at Easter.
School singing ban in NI ‘should be overturned’, April 2021
About 400 musicians and music teachers have called for a ban on singing indoors in schools to be overturned.
Petition launched for ban on singing and music lessons in NI schools to be overturned, April 2021
Almost 5,000 people have already signed the petition, which states that “our young musicians need music now more than ever”.
School singing ban needs a rethink urges Peter Corry, April 2021
Renowned Belfast performer Peter Corry is urging the Executive to reconsider the ban on singing in schools, saying “young people’s mental health depends on it”.
No singing inside NI schools after Easter break, April 2021
Schools have been told that no singing can take place indoors when pupils return after the Easter break.
Northern Ireland Arts Council hails end to top universities’ list of ‘elite’ A-levels, May 2019
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has welcomed a decision by the elite Russell Group of universities to scrap a list of preferred A-level subjects which did not recognise the arts.

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