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 Adopt a Composer scheme pairs amateur choirs, orchestras and ensembles with a composer for a year.
Grade 1 Challenge
Learn to play a new instrument: the Grade 1 Challenge in association with BBC Get Creative.
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.
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.