Digested news with all you need to know about what’s going on in areas affecting amateur music including forthcoming opportunities, campaigns and advocacy, resources, regulatory changes, events and feature stories.

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Posted on 25 May 2016
Following our AGM on 18 June we’ll be holding the presentation concert of this years’ AYCA winners. Every year one of the big challenges...
Posted on 24 May 2016
This summer, ten instrumental member groups will be featured on BBC Radio as part of the Get Playing initiative, celebrating and encouraging amateur...
Posted on 24 May 2016
BBC Music today launched Get Playing, a project that aims to inspire and bring together amateur musicians across the UK, while helping people...
Posted on 6 May 2016
Music as the most intimate form of communication. That is what Pelléas Ensemble, the recent winners of the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music...
Posted on 21 April 2016
This summer, we will be partnering with the BBC, ABRSM and Music for All to support the BBC’s ‘Get Playing’, a major new initiative...
Posted on 20 April 2016
Arts Award is a national initiative that aims to support children and young people (<25) to deepen their experience, engagement and skills in the...
Posted on 18 April 2016
A commission takes time to come to fruition, and so it was that despite having been at Making Music now for four years, I had not witnessed the start...
Posted on 18 April 2016
British composer Guy Woolfenden, patron of Making Music member Birmingham Symphonic Winds, has passed away. Woolfenden composed more than 150...
Posted on 15 April 2016
'A Choir in Every Care Home' is an initiative to explore how music and singing can feature regularly in care homes across the country....
Posted on 12 April 2016
This blog post has been a long time coming as it was put on pause while I have been finishing my PhD. Thankfully that is all handed in now and I feel...
Posted on 11 April 2016
Andy Jackson, the inspirational leader of the Cobweb Orchestras, thought the best way for me to get an idea of how they work would be to join in one...
Posted on 11 April 2016
After the creation of the Yorkshire Music Library (under social enterprise Fresh Horizons) in 2012, the vast collection of over 300,000 musical...

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