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Newcastle-under-Lyme Community Orchestra members meet for an in-person rehearsal before coronavirus restrictions
Posted on 25 January 2021
Thomas Barlow-Coxon, founder and director of Newcastle-under-Lyme Community Orchestra, provides an insight into the early days of his group's...
three guitars, mixing equipment and a keyboard lined up in an apartment
Posted on 22 January 2021
Been there, done that, got the T-shirt… or that’s what you think.Since March 2020, if you’re in a music group, like me you have...
fingers playing the piano
Posted on 17 January 2021
At Making Music, we have just part furloughed the entire team from 18 January to 31 March, reducing staff capacity during that period by about one...
Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra prepare for a socially-distanced rehearsal
Posted on 16 January 2021
We sit down (virtually) for a quick-fire interview with member group Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO), who worked with Making Music award-...
Making Music logo
Posted on 15 January 2021
Due to the impact of the pandemic, Making Music is part furloughing its team from 18 January to 31 March 2021, reducing capacity by around one third....
Crieff Choral Group members perform Handel's 'Messiah', Christmas 2015
Posted on 14 January 2021
Alison Martin, chair of Crieff Choral Group, recounts how a Victorian poem recently came to be arranged for the choir.During lockdown, I was...
people holding up variety of instruments
Posted on 13 January 2021
In 2020, Creative United published the first edition of the Take it away Guide to Buying Adaptive Musical Instruments distributed in partnership with...
Library users socialise with a musical backdrop
Posted on 13 January 2021
Alex Peringer updates us on Westminster Music Library's relocation and restructuring over the past year.Westminster Music Library has sadly...
Ugie Voices rehearse on Zoom
Posted on 12 January 2021
In Ugie Voices’ first blog from Adopt a Music Creator 2020/21, member Sheila Biegala updates us on her group’s progress and their...
National Association of Music Merchants logo
Posted on 17 December 2020
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) (a US organisation) usually organises an international trade fair for music sector retailers,...
calculator on top of sheet of accounts and notes
Posted on 16 December 2020
Making Music's Covid impact survey of members revealed that 20% of our groups are paying their music director (MD) when they are not...
Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra members pose with different types of saxophone
Posted on 15 December 2020
Foss Foster provides a second update on Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra's Adopt a Music Creator 2020/21 journey.Sunday 6 December marked...