Post date: Wednesday, 27 September 2023 - 4:24pm

We are thrilled to announce the shortlisted nominees for the 2023 Making Music Awards, followed by a celebratory evening on Thursday 5 October where we announce the winners and honour the creativity and efforts of the leisure-time music community.

The awards celebrate Making Music's nearly 4,000 member groups and their activity, and the often unrecognised talent which helps the sector to flourish across the UK. Prizes range from promotion across Making Music’s networks to opportunities for other musical projects.

Post date: Tuesday, 26 September 2023 - 12:04pm

We’re delighted to open voting for the Making Music President’s Award to the public. Help us shout about the amazing volunteers in Making Music member groups

Post date: Friday, 22 September 2023 - 11:21am

Making Music, the UK’s association for leisure-time music groups, is delighted to introduce our new inclusion-focus programme Making Music: INCLUDE, funded by Arts Council England. 

Post date: Monday, 4 September 2023 - 10:29am

Music creator Charlotte Marlow reflects back on her work with the Newcastle-Under-Lyme Community Orchestra (NULCO) as they premiere their collaboration from Adopt a Music Creator 2020-21.

Post date: Wednesday, 30 August 2023 - 4:11pm

Music for Everyone (MfE) has celebrated its 40th birthday this year, marking it with a celebratory music experience at the Albert Hall in Nottingham.

Founded as the Nottingham Choral Trust by Angela Kay MBE and hosting a single concert in 1983, MfE has grown considerably over the years to become a major arts organisation in the city and region, organising open access choirs and orchestras and inspiring people to make great music together.

Post date: Wednesday, 30 August 2023 - 11:40am

Corporate member TiME is committed to promoting the use of music technology in education and taking down barriers to music education.

Post date: Thursday, 24 August 2023 - 4:45pm

Scottish member group Dunbartonshire Concert Band (DCB) were delighted to be chosen as guest editors for BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, where they spoke about the impact of music on cognitive functions, learning to play music at a later age and the need for quality music education. 

Post date: Tuesday, 22 August 2023 - 4:35pm

Sound Escapes is a specialist tour operator based in Nottingham arranging tailor-made concert and performance tours for adult music ensembles who wish to perform in unique locations across the UK, Ireland and beyond.

Post date: Tuesday, 15 August 2023 - 10:10am

After the recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 12 July, we welcome some new faces and familiar faces in new roles to the Making Music Board of Trustees.

Rhiannon Harrison has been re-elected by the membership and now also been elected as the new Chair by the Board; Dorothy Wilson is the new Vice-Chair and Pete Burchill the new Treasurer. We also welcome newcomers Catherine Travers, Andy Devine and Kathy McLeish. 

Read our 60-second interviews with Andy, Catherine, Kathy and Rhiannon below.

Post date: Monday, 14 August 2023 - 2:21pm

Music creator Anselm McDonnell talks about the beginnings of his collaboration with the Northern Ireland Concert Band as part of Adopt a Music Creator 2023.