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Gerry Godley: Principal of Leeds College of Music

Look at this - electronic gadgetry

Thomas and George Martin, double-bass makers

Decoding the Critics

Guy Woolfenden - The Composer Who's Written Music for Every Shakespeare Play

Anna Hashimoto - Voyage of a Star

Phil Wilby - Making Bullets in a Windmill

Warwick Music, and Steven Greenall

Make Your Own Luck: Stephen McNeff in conversation

Sempre Music; Andy and Melanie Thorne…

I've never believed in composer's block…

A Visit to Troldhaugen…

Allan Street and Nott'num Town…

Martin Ellerby: Without Performers I'm Inarticulate…

Karen Geoghegan: Classical Star…

It's a Punderful World…

Dame Fanny Waterman…

Palau de la Música Catalana…

Choirs up north… Round and Warm at the Bottom

London Winds… Michael Collins

Philip Meaden… New Man at Leeds: Making More of a Difference

Screen Premiere… Electronic screens for orchestral music

The difficulties of travelling to concerts in London… Provincials at the Proms

European Conservatoires Considering the options in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Holland and Austria…

Beta Blockers Drugs to suppress stage fright are not new…

Lighten The Mood Why are we so sniffy about light music when there is clearly such a demand?…

Protecting musicians from the noise they make for a living… Last year, James Levine gave two Proms concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra

In Praise of Specialist Music Schools Violinist Hilary Hahn entered Philadelphia's Curtis Institute when she was ten years old. In 1999, when she was 19…

Royalties from China Chinese manufacturers don't see anything particularly wrong in copying and avoiding payment of royalties,…

Music Information Centres in Helsinki, Oslo and Bratislava…

John Ridgeon, biography…

John Ridgeon part two, biography…

Tristram Cary, wrote the original Dalek music for Dr Who…

Life down under, in classical music…

Neuratron PhotoScore Ultimate 5.5, music writing software…

Sibelius The world market leader in music notation software…

Keeping Score: Revolutions in Music…

Sing for Health, The Sage, Gateshead…

Online Choice is creating unlimited demand…

Two nationally known piano tuners; Ken Forrest and Ulrich Gerhartz…

Setting up a short course of your own…

What exactly is an urtext?…

Light Music in New York…

Binary Maths for Counting Bars…

The Detroit Symphony Orchestrarecovered from a $2m deficit and falling audiences…

David Friedmanmoved from the top of the classical world to the top of jazz and jazz education…

For most competition entrants the result is the goal - but whether you win or lose, where does the future lie?...

Translation difficulties lend colour to an Asian experience…

Gone Off Pop. Should Pop Music be Taught in Higher Education?

Mozart in the Jungle, by Blair Tindall is a no-holds-barred account of the place of orchestral musicians in the US…

William Waterhouse

Despite recent cuts, the Corps of Army Music remains the largest single employer of musicians in Britain…

China is changing fast. Artistically it is producing musicians who can hold their own on a world stage. But what do those musicians think of their visits to the west, and what can their European colleagues expect in China itself?

John Robert Brown reports from this year's congress of the Association of European Conservatoires…

Beautiful Tunes, Beautiful Poems Leeds Lieder +

Pads - The Final Solution…

Every score tells a story…

To play outdoors is to suffer a catalogue of inconveniences never encountered indoors…

How to Have a Sell-Out Concert. And how sensitivity can disappear with maturity…

No music college in the world has sufficient practice rooms. Here's a solution…

Jorma Panula is the maestro of maestros behind the current international predominance of Finnish conductors. He is one of the judges in the 2005 Leeds Conductors' Competition…

The National Youth Wind Orchestra caters for wind players coming out of music colleges, as there is insufficient room for them in symphony orchestras. Now the NYWO takes up to thirty clarinets, with nine flutes, twenty-one brass…

According to James Surowiecki's new book The Wisdom of Crowds, large groups of people are simply smarter than a few experts. Now consider the minefield that surrounds the judging of musical events…

Producers of classical music on television still get it slightly wrong, however good their intentions…

Brian Perkins - news reader, continuity announcer, target of the the brilliant Dead Ringers comedy team, is also a double bassist…

Fine Arts Brass Quintet first took to the road 25 years ago…

The unromantic kissing of strangers in public is probably embarrassing for some…

One of our major colleges is already unwittingly training people who go out busking…

Success in a competition is not always an unmixed blessing, as pianist Antti Siirala discovered after a bruising experience in London…

The Dutch have a doctor attached to each orchestra, says Howard Bird, a Beethoven-playing rheumatology professor…

We all like to flirt with danger in the concert hall. But there are times when things don't go quite to plan…

Any Answers How to come up with a witty response to daft questions

Folk High Schools …are said to be the single most original concept Scandinavia has contributed to education

If you want to know a person's true personality, look at their shoes and fingernails. The same goes for a musician's instrument case…

Piano lessons in a van? Keyboard Academy is a mobile keyboard lab, a world first…

London Gay Men's Chorus has a waiting list of 40. They can fill the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Charlie Beale explains

Attention to detail characterises the new Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall in Tokyo, from a cut-out device for mobile phones to the graffiti board ready for visiting artists to make their marks

"It's staggering that we have a following for all this new music," says Kevin Field. The Malaysian Philharmonic plays music by John Adams, Luciano Berio, Torke and Turnage…

Why is the Leeds Conductors' Competition restricted to British-born contestants? Matthew Sims explains…

Transporting a Musical Instrument? In Leeds, one musician rides a bicycle to gigs around the city with a double bass slung on his back. There's even a podium on wheels for conductors

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