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Post date: Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 10:26am

Registered charities in England and Wales with a turnover of over £10,000 and all charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) have to submit an annual return to the Charity Commission. 

This year, based on the outcome of a consultation, the Charity Commission has added some new questions to the online form.

Post date: Monday, 17 September 2018 - 2:40pm

Online music school, Your Space Music Lessons has launched a new drive to make music tuition easier for families to access. In a new partnership with ‘rent to buy’ instrument service Duet Shop, new orchestral instruments can be obtained from just £7.50 per month.

For families who find it hard to budget for instruments and have little time to access quality tuition, the hope is that this partnership will enable more children and adults to learn from a broad range of orchestral instruments in their own home.

Post date: Thursday, 13 September 2018 - 3:45pm

Composer Esmeralda Conde Ruiz on memory, archives and human nature as influences in her Adopt a Composer collaboration with The Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra.

It’s that awkward moment when you meet your neighbours for the first time on the staircase.You might smile, you might small talk, you might pretend not to see them. We all know how that feels like. But what if you ask a community orchestra to meet their neighbours?

Post date: Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 5:00pm

Are you a music teacher or do you know a music teacher? Our corporate member Travelbound is a music tour specialist and can provide tailor-made trips, 24-hour-support during the tour, concert marketing and more. Here they explain more.

If you’re a music teacher you’ll know that a music tour can bring countless benefits to your students.

Post date: Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 5:10pm

We're delighted to report Make Music Day 2018 saw over 500 free performances to audiences reaching 50,000 people, and in locations as varied as markets to moors. 

This year's event was treble that of 2017 in both size and reach, a huge thanks to all who participated - bring on 2019!

Until then, here's a summary evaluation report of what was achieved and what this means for the future of Make Music Day.

Post date: Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 3:08pm

We're delighted to announce that composer Emily Crossland, herself an Adopt a Composer alumna, will be joining our three current mentors this year to mentor one of the seven pairings.

Post date: Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 2:35pm

Do you love to sing? Award-winning composer and conductor, Esmeralda Conde Ruiz is working with The Old Church in Stoke Newington, London to create a unique live performance.

Post date: Wednesday, 29 August 2018 - 12:00pm

The UK Choir Festival will be coming to Exmouth, Monmouth (Wales) and St Albans this autumn and will feature workshops and collaborative performances for vocal groups of all kinds and abilities. So if you're coming, make sure you stop by and say hello!

Post date: Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - 11:59am

Last Minute Musicians is home to well over 3,000 bands, solo musicians, entertainers and related service providers from across the UK.

Post date: Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 12:25pm

Across the country, 100 choirs will be singing and spreading holiday cheer in support of Youth Music.

After the overwhelming success of 100 Choirs fundraising initiative in march that brought performances from 10 choirs at 10 train stations across England on one day, Youth Music is delighted to announce that it is doing it all again! Partnering with Network Rail once more, this next event will take place over the festive season on 1-2 December 2018.