Glasgow Unesco City of Music
In 2008 Glasgow became the third UNESCO City of Music. The city hosts a wide range of music festivals and events including Celtic Connections and the Glasgow International Jazz Festival.
Music in Glasgow
There are two major concert halls - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the City Halls and the city hosts the following leading music organisations - Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Ensemble, Paragon Ensemble, Scottish Opera, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Children's Classic Concerts, the National Youth Choir and the National Youth Orchestras.
Music for Young People
There is a Youth Music Forum for the encouragement of all forms of Youth Music and with additional support from the Scottish Arts Council a Strategic Music Partnership has been formed to develop strategy for this growing sector.
In a typical week 127 music events are presented in Glasgow - more than any other Scottish city.
Glasgow City Council's Music Education Services operate out of the City Halls providing an extensive programme of music tuition and performance for young people of school age in Glasgow.
Glasgow has the highest density of higher education institutions offering courses in music and the largest population of music students in Scotland. The leading conservatoire is the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
5 of the 6 biggest Scottish employers in the music industry are in Glasgow and over half the country's entire music workforce is based in the city. Glasgow's music businesses add an estimated £74.6 million worth of output to Glasgow's economy annually.