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WellRehearsed app logo - a figure conducting
Posted on 23 September 2021
WellRehearsed is gathering vital data to help policy makers and music groups understand ongoing Covid risksInitial data from the WellRehearsed app...
Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre logo
Posted on 21 September 2021
Dr Noël James, director & CEO of Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre, outlines an exciting new project to connect music makers across the world....
Webinar presenter and ABRSM Chief Examiner John Holmes
Posted on 14 September 2021
Open to all music makers, ABRSM's Performance Grades are digitally assessed exams that focus entirely on performance. They provide exciting new...
A gold, glittery star
Posted on 9 September 2021
Making Music, the UK’s membership organisation for leisure-time music groups, has announced the winners of the 2021 Making Music Awards. The...
BBC Proms logo
Posted on 3 September 2021
Did you take up a new instrument in lockdown? Then the BBC Proms television team have an exciting opportunity for you...Did you know that during...
The film Orchestra rehearse, masked and socially distanced
Posted on 1 September 2021
Jane Whittle, founder and managing director of The film Orchestra, talks us through an eventful return to rehearsing and performing for her group....
Summer 2017: Derek performs with the Black Dyke Band
Posted on 31 August 2021
Making Music is delighted to announce that Derek Harrison, Musical Director of Hertford Choral Society, has been awarded the Lady Hilary Groves Prize...
London Handel Festival logo
Posted on 26 August 2021
Following the resounding success of the Messiah Reimagined performances on 3 December 2020 and 5 April 2021, the London Handel...
A gold, glittery star
Posted on 26 August 2021
We are thrilled to reveal the shortlist for the 2021 Making Music Awards, which will form part of an online celebratory evening of musical creativity...
Members of Oi Musica pose in a forest
Posted on 25 August 2021
As the COP26 UN Climate Summit draws near, music makers from all walks of life are invited to make a noise for climate justice.Following the viral...
People hold up natural objects like plant, raindrop and embrace planet
Posted on 19 August 2021
Choral composer, Chris Hutchings, reflects on the difference that choirs can make to protecting our planetSinging in a choir is...
Star on black background
Posted on 17 August 2021
Now in their second year, the Making Music awards will feature a brand new category for 2021: Group Hero!The Group Hero Award is for an individual,...