We encourage amateur music makers and groups to take part in our national projects, which help to develop through audience or artistic development or by offering new music-making experiences. Find out how you can get involved, whether you want to learn a new instrument to grade 1, hook up your group with a composer for a year or perform one of our commissions, specially-created for amateur groups.

Adopt a Composer - Anna Meredith. Photo by Owen Richards
The scheme pairs leisure-time choirs, orchestras or ensembles with a composer for 12 months to produce a new piece of music, culminating in a premiere performance.
Carols for Everyone
A collection of Christmas songs written specifically for both adult and children’s voices, produced by the Carnegie UK Trust, Making Music and Music Sales.
Faure Requiem
Our commission from Danyal Dhondy, funded by the Nicholas Berwin Charitable Trust, will be available free to members until July 2020.
Arion and the Dolphin - Jonathan Dove commission
Our commission of a new choral work from Jonathan Dove will be available for programming by Making Music members in the 2015-8 seasons.