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Make sure you enter Shake It Up by 14th May!

We’ve extended the deadline in response to teacher demand, so make sure you’re in the running to win the top £700 cash prize!

Shake It Up competition overview

All you have to do is send the following to

  • A written choral or instrumental arrangement you’ve made of a printed music publication you or your school owns
  • The entry form
  • If you’re selected for the short list, you’ll also be asked to send us a recording of the arrangement being performed

And you might be one of the podium places to win cash for your music department

Click here to download the full Competition Guidelines

Shake It Up 2019 Judges announced!

John Rea, BAFTA award-winning composer

Chrissy Kinsella, CEO of the London Music Fund and a mentor for Arts Emergency

Alex Wilson, jazz musician, recording artist and music educator

Cameron Bray, Editor of Music Teacher magazine

Mark Mumford, Managing Director of Hal Leonard Europe

Viki Smith, General Manager of Printed Music Licensing Limited (PMLL)

Sarah Brear, CLA's Development Manager for Education and formerly Copyright Manager at ABSRM

AND, we’re delighted to announce that Lord Black of Brentwood, Chairman for the Royal college of Music and champion of Music Education will be presenting the winners with their prizes at London’s City Hall on 2nd July

What is Shake It Up?

Shake It Up is an annual competition run by the Schools Printed Music Licence (SPML) which enables schools to make copies of sheet music, or any rearrangements they like! The competition started in 2017-18 and received a passionate and enthusiastic response from music teachers, music hubs, and schools.  Iain Wilkinson was announced as the first ever Shake It Up winner, meaning Keswick School would receive £700 for music resources!

YolanDa announced that Iain Wilkinson had won first place

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