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.

Displaying 85 - 96 of 138 results
Posted on 30 September 2017
Each year our Adopt a Composer scheme sets amateur choirs, orchestras and ensembles up with composers for a year to produce a new piece together....
Posted on 18 September 2017
KEMS Concert Band is now back from its summer break (complete with tour to Belgium), and rehearsals for our premiere on 15 October are in full swing...
Posted on 29 August 2017
We're delighted to announce that composer Jenni Pinnock, herself an Adopt a Composer alumna, will be joining our three current mentors this year...
Posted on 21 July 2017
Once again I was privileged to be able to attend the presentation concert of our new Young Artists, available now for engagements with members with a...
Posted on 20 July 2017
Conducting; standing at the front waving your hands trying to control the music, without actually making any noise, is a strange activity. Although...
Posted on 13 June 2017
Following the busy weeks and months that led up to the premiere of my work Continuum by the Glasgow School of Art Choir, I can start to gather my...
Posted on 12 June 2017
Since being paired with Croydon Bach Choir in September 2016, I have worked with the choir on numerous occasions, gradually feeding material from my...
Posted on 5 June 2017
Now that the dust has settled on our Fifth Anniversary Gala Concert – and the world premiere of ‘Continuum’, by Shona Mackay...
Posted on 31 May 2017
In September of last year I found that I was to be paired up with the KEMS Concert Band as part of the 2016-17 'Adopt A Composer' programme....
Posted on 16 May 2017
Fresh off our society’s 60th Jubilee concert at The Royal Northern College of Music, our return from Easter break brought us an unexpected...
Posted on 10 April 2017
At the start of our rehearsal, our adopted composer, Adriano Adewale, pointed out that we were midway through the Adopt a Composer process - between...
Posted on 5 April 2017
With the premiere of ‘a quiet life’ just a week ago, I’ve nearly come to the end of my journey as an adopted composer, though I...

Latest tweets

Come and work for us! We're looking for a part-time Manager to support and represent our members in Wales. Applicat… https://t.co/0XLAIhaMXs
3 hours 42 min ago
The Selected Artists Guide makes booking professional artists affordable for leisure-time groups &… https://t.co/jc0J2mMuCa
7 hours 7 min ago
Music making is happening on your doorstep year-round - get involved: search our thousands of leisure-time music gr… https://t.co/p0elgqrpGf
9 hours 7 min ago
Fantastic opportunity! Studio12 are delivering a 5 day music residency in partnership with as part o… https://t.co/60z1icCUJ8
10 hours 7 min ago