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three people playing trombones
Posted on 7 June 2022
Ann Westwood, president of the Glasgow Orchestral Society, recounts their first encounters with music creator Joshua Brown as part of their Adopt a...
people playing instruments
Posted on 3 May 2022
Carmel Smickersgill describes the culmination of her collaboration with the Junior Leeds College of Music Ensemble Creative as part of Adopt a...
The cover of the groups' Adopt a Music Creator premiere programme
Posted on 6 April 2022
Ben Lunn looks back at the last 16 months of socially-distanced rehearsals, Zoom videos, bell caps, face masks, and a storm that nearly stranded the...
Posted on 16 March 2022
In this joint blog, Sheila Biegala of Ugie Voices and Foss Foster of Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra (ASO) describe their tumultuous recording...
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Posted on 1 February 2022
Martin Raymond discusses writing the words to ‘Breathing Place’, the collaboration between Helensburgh Oratorio Choir and Aileen Sweeney...
A collage of 2022 Adopt a Music Creator pairings
Posted on 17 January 2022
Making Music is delighted to announce the participants for Adopt a Music Creator 2022, an expanded version of the hugely popular Adopt a Composer...
members of NULCO in rehearsals
Posted on 6 January 2022
Gina Pegg of Newcastle-under-Lyme Community Orchestra (NULCO) provides an update on her group’s collaboration with composer Charlotte Marlow...
Helensburgh Oratorio Choir perform Aileen Sweeney's 'Breathing Place' for the first time
Posted on 15 December 2021
Making Music's manager in Scotland, Alison Reeves, reflects on an uplifting Adopt a Music Creator (formerly Adopt a Composer) premiere from...
members of City of Bristol Brass Band sitting in group with their instruments
Posted on 15 December 2021
Kate Foley of the City of Bristol Brass Band recounts her group’s feelings on preparing their premiere and recording with Laura Shipsey for...
Music creator Fergus Hall meets Hepton Singers in person for the first time
Posted on 19 November 2021
In a new blog for Adopt a Music Creator 2020/21, Hepton Singers MD Richard Bunzl recounts an inspiring visit from Fergus Hall as their collaboration...
City of Bristol Brass Band pose in tuxes with their instruments
Posted on 6 August 2021
In a new diary entry for Adopt a Composer 2019/20, Laura Shipsey recounts how her composition for City of Bristol Brass Band took a different turn in...
A member of Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra smiles with his instrument, wrapped up warm for an outdoor rehearsal
Posted on 10 June 2021
Foss Foster of Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra shares her group's delight on returning to in-person activity for Adopt a Music Creator 2020/21...