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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...
Posted on 8 April 2016
The winners can be engaged by Making Music's 3000+ members - music clubs, amateur choirs and orchestras - at fixed fees and substantial subsidies...
Posted on 6 April 2016
Last week I met with the orchestra again! My mentor David Horne was able to come to this rehearsal, which was very useful. I now have the first 2 or...
Posted on 24 March 2016
Local authorities are implementing cuts of unprecendented scale for the financial years 2016/7 and music libraries continue to be targets, most...

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