The Music Workshop Company Blog 

Each month the Music Workshop Company publishes two blogs. One blog, written by the MWC team addresses a key issue in Music Education or gives information about a particular genre or period of music. The other blog is written by a guest writer, highlighting good practice or key events in Music Education. We hope you enjoy reading the blogs. 
 
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To contribute as a guest writer please email Maria@music-workshop.co.uk 

Posts from January 2019

Composer Steven Coltart on writing music for gaming… 
 
The way young people experience music is changing. October 2018 saw the publication of the findings of a YouGov survey in association with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which showed the increasing influence of video game music and its value as an access point for classical music. 
 
This access point is valuable both experientially and creatively, as opportunities open up for composers to work in sound design. 
 
In this month’s guest blog, The Music Workshop Company talks to composer Steven Coltart about his work writing and producing the score for Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier. 
The Eduqas A-level music syllabus includes study of Western Classical music of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 
 
The syllabus asks students to explore this era, which “witnessed a fading romanticism and looked forward to new directions and musical challenges”. 

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