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Post date: Thursday, 12 September 2019 - 3:00pm

New corporate member TicketSource introduce their free online ticketing system and discuss their journey from tech startup to established online business. 

Post date: Thursday, 12 September 2019 - 11:20am

Audrey Todd, mandolinist of Da Capo Alba, discusses the group's final rehearsals with Nicholas Olsen before the premiere of his piece at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Post date: Wednesday, 11 September 2019 - 4:04pm

Adopt a Composer, the year-long project run by Making Music in partnership with Sound and Music, pairs leisure-time vocal and instrumental music groups with some of the UK’s most promising composers to work together to create a brand new piece of music. 

Post date: Wednesday, 11 September 2019 - 12:23pm

Arts Council England (ACE) is consulting about its next 10-year strategy, due to run from 2020 to 2030. ACE is urging everyone – from organisations to individual artists to members of the public – to respond to the consultation by 23 September.

Making Music believe that ACE are serious about wanting to hear from as many people as possible, so we encourage you to submit a response.

The consultation questionnaire is long but you don't have to spend a long time responding – you can answer as few or as many questions as you like. 

Post date: Wednesday, 4 September 2019 - 10:09am

Have you been searching high and low for a particular recording but haven’t been able to find it? Try looking in our new store!

Making Music has recently received a generous donation of sheet music, vinyl, CDs, books and more, which are now available to buy at our online shop at affordably low prices.

From Copland and Mozart sheet music to Cat Stevens and Mike Oldfield on vinyl, there’s a range of items to browse through.  

Post date: Thursday, 29 August 2019 - 10:48am

The stereotypical image of old men in blazers and ties singing traditional hymn tunes is one that many men’s choirs, including Wessex Male Choir (WMC), are working hard to dispel. David Langley, member of the Wessex Male Choir, discusses how the group is championing the relevance of male voice choir singing for the modern age.

The choir, formed in 2001, has won over 20 prizes in national and international competition, most recently, the Krakow International Choral Festival.

Post date: Wednesday, 28 August 2019 - 2:46pm

There have been some recent changes to making a Gift Aid claim. These changes shouldn't have a significant impact on your Gift Aid claims and admin processes, but are worth being aware of.

If you don’t currently claim Gift Aid for your group, it is worth looking into. UK charities can claim an extra 25p on every £1 donated by a UK taxpayer. 

Post date: Tuesday, 27 August 2019 - 4:40pm

Sing with Streetwise Opera in support of their pioneering work with people affected by homelessness

Post date: Monday, 19 August 2019 - 12:09pm

Family-run Normans Musical Instruments introduce their wide range of services and offer an exclusive discount for Making Music members. 

We have been firmly established as one of the country’s leading education suppliers of musical instruments and accessories for 60 years, supporting a range of customers from schools and brass bands to music groups and individuals.

Post date: Wednesday, 14 August 2019 - 9:00am

Following a recent tour with Bedfordshire Woodwind Academy, Nicola Astler from corporate member Rayburn Tours reflects how a love of music making as a child can be rekindled as an adult

2019 turned out to be the year that flute playing – and questions surrounding music education and the impact it has on a musician’s adult years – would play an unexpected role in my life.