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. If your group is a member of Making Music, and you have a story you'd like to share about a project or activity you've been involved in, then let us know.

Displaying 85 - 96 of 141 results
Posted on 18 October 2017
A fantastic start to the project so far. After a great day in London for the big announcement of the pairings, we have set to work getting to know...
Posted on 2 October 2017
It's been hard keeping our successful application to Adopt a Composer a secret since we got the great news on 16 August… And at last we...
Posted on 2 October 2017
I first heard about ‘Adopt A Composer’ as an anxious teenager who had absolutely no idea how to realise my ambitions; the name fell into...
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....

Latest tweets

On 27 Oct will host a 12-hour in Shoreditch in support of people affected by homelessne… https://t.co/CTgfSxnGxe
1 hour 5 min ago
Almost all of our member groups are legally considered to be a charity, but what does this mean for you? Join us in… https://t.co/kSR1u9qx3L
22 hours 5 min ago
Finding a music teacher can be a daunting task. Where do you look and how do you find the right person to help you… https://t.co/5xZ39MkFJf
1 day 1 hour ago
and welcome to our latest new members, taking our membership to over 3600 leisure-time music groups a… https://t.co/eFZmCfENVB
1 day 19 hours ago
Final call for applications to become our new Membership & Projects Administrator! 4 days p/w based at our offices… https://t.co/7zdANHUn6Z
2 days 2 hours ago