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West Midlands Music Launched    14 Music services with a common aim.

West Midlands Music Launched 14 Music services with a common aim.

Wolverhampton Music Service is part of the new West Midlands Music initiative. 14 Music Services in the West Midlands have come together to create West Midlands Music. With more than 400 years of collective experience in music education, we will be collaborating...

National Youth Orchestra Inspire

National Youth Orchestra Inspire

NYO Inspire Orchestra West Midlands: 3 - 12 July 2019 NYO Inspire Orchestra consists of 70 teenage musicians from NYO Inspire projects across the year. They will meet for a six-day rehearsal residential, followed by a four-day concert tour. Performances will take...

Wolverhampton Youth Music Theatre

Wolverhampton Youth Music Theatre

The Wolverhampton Youth Music Theatre are celebrating their 20th Anniversary. Over the Easter break they rehearsed a great concert revisiting numbers from their shows over that 20 years. As always they will be rehearsing over the summer for their show at the Arena...

Birmingham City University Composition Survey

Birmingham City University Composition Survey

Birmingham City University questionnaire on composing in schools. It would be very useful if teachers in schools in Wolverhampton could spend a few minutes completing this important survey for BCU It's certainly full of lots of pertinent questions regarding how...

Singing In The Rain & Sing for Summer & More to Come in 2019!

Singing In The Rain & Sing for Summer & More to Come in 2019!

Our two exceptionally popular singing events are back again this year starting on Tuesday 11th June in Queen Square, Wolverhampton with “Singing in the Rain” Hundreds of our Primary and Special school children from the city will join forces in this very special...

More Summer Concerts and Workshops!

More Summer Concerts and Workshops!

This summer our concerts begin on Saturday 11th May St Jude’s Church, Tettenhall Road with our Youth Orchestra/Youth Wind Orchestra. We then have an Informal Concert at our Centre Stage venue at the Music School on Monday 10th June. Don't forget to pop along to Queen...

Wolverhampton Youth Orchestra & Wind Orchestra – Spain 2019

Wolverhampton Youth Orchestra & Wind Orchestra – Spain 2019

This year our prestigious Wolverhampton Youth and Wind orchestras under the batons of Mr Morgan & Mr Brailsford will undertake a concert tour in July, based in Palencia, Spain. That's 2 Orchestras, 76 Students, 8 staff, 2 Coaches, 5 Concerts The repertoire is a truly...

Auditions 2019

Auditions 2019

We are exceptionally proud of our large number of ensembles at Wolverhampton Music Service. All our ensembles rehearse regularly and perform in concerts and our Youth and Wind Orchestra will be touring Spain this summer. (Click here for further information) Youth...

Nicola Benedetti videos come to the Charanga platform

Nicola Benedetti videos come to the Charanga platform

In January 2019 Nicola launched “With Nicky”, an online series of educational videos that intends to provide information, guidance, and support for young musicians throughout their musical and personal development. The educational series can be found on​...

National Youth Folk Ensemble

National Youth Folk Ensemble

Saturday 25 May WOLVERHAMPTON Newhampton Arts Centre Explore English folk music, learn from inspiring tutors and play with other young musicians. Take part in a day of creative folk music workshops and, if you want to, audition for the 2019–20 National Youth Folk...

String Day March 2019

String Day March 2019

We had a fabulous string day on Wednesday 6th March - well over 60 young string players spent the day working with our visiting professional Quartet the Leo Quartet together with our highly skilled music service staff rehearsing and performing a wide variety of...

WINTER CONCERTS 2019

WINTER CONCERTS 2019

Thanks to all our wonderful musicians for three evenings of fantastic music. Thanks also to parents, friends, staff and the Friends of the Music Shool. Our winter concerts were a great celebration of the musical talent we have in the city and...

Pop Goes The Woodwind!

Pop Goes The Woodwind!

On 29th January we welcomed a fantastic 76 Woodwind players from Wolverhampton Primary and secondary schools, taught by Music Service staff to our Pop Goes Woodwind event. The players ranged from Grade 1 -4 and spent the day rehearsing and performing various...

Operatic Bursary for Students

Operatic Bursary for Students

Tettenhall Operatic is a small and friendly company that has been performing concerts and shows in Wolverhampton for over thirty years. We seek to involve singers and musicians of all ages and over the past few years have welcomed many new members. We have a...

Rockschool Easter

Rockschool Easter

We are pleased to offer students the opportunity to participate in the very popular and exciting Rockschool Easter course. Funded by the Music Service and run by RML at Newhampton Road Art's Centre, this years' course runs from 15th - 19th April. The course is...

Arts Award Investment Programme – Open Now!

Arts Award Investment Programme – Open Now!

Open Now! (7th January - 4th) Arts connect are offering support to schools interested in starting or progressing Arts Award. Arts award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents and is creative, valuable and accessible.  Arts award can be...

Far from the Home I Love

Far from the Home I Love

A special piano concert by Margaret Fingerhut The internationally acclaimed Pianist tells stories of refugee composers in music and words in a special charity concert. 6.00pm Sunday February 10th 2019 at The Royal School, Penn Road, Wolverhampton, WV3 0EG Adults £10 /...

Purchasing an Instrument

Purchasing an Instrument

Students who an instrument with Wolverhampton Music Service benefit from the use of an instrument FREE OF CHARGE. Many people, however, choose to purchase their own instrument once they have reached a particular level, usually after learning for a year or two. The...

New Music Service Practice Diary launched

New Music Service Practice Diary launched

To get the most out of learning an instrument, it needs to be practised! For 2019 we are issuing a new comprehensive practice diary to all students receiving lessons from Music Service staff. The diary is an essential tool to set weekly tasks and targets, to record...

Musical Groups

Musical Groups

The Music service run 13 free ensembles to ensure there are extensive opportunities for all String, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion and Guitar players. We also have the very popular Azaad Dhol Group. These cater for all standards from those just starting their musical...

Music Mark Secondary Symposium

Music Mark Secondary Symposium

Venue: Hallam Hall, Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Owen Building, Howard Street Sheffield S1 1WB Date: Monday 25 February 2019 Times: 10.00am - 4.00pm Price: £25 + VAT per delegate (The music service will pay the delegate fee for the first school which...

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