Shout it from the rooftops - there are some fantastic and affordable resources out there for amateur music makers, and they’re called: music libraries!
Taking place from 18 to 25 July, the 2015 Welsh Proms will include performances from:
After a spring spent mostly researching, composing and tweaking arrangements, it is now just 6 weeks until the premiere of my song-cycle for the Jubilate Ladies Choir, so last night I ventured once more up to Pinner to visit a rehearsal and see how the ladies were getting on with the songs.
Commissioning new music is an exciting and rewarding process for voluntary music groups. We know a lot of our members are already doing it, but we think it’s something all groups could do.
At Rochester Bridge my train slices through the November mist, which hangs heavily over the melancholy Medway beneath. Today, as autumn fades to a blur, I make my second visit to Doncaster and the Quirky Choir.
The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod returns for its 68th event this summer and promises to showcase six days of the best in world music and folk dance.
The winners can be engaged by Making Music's 3000+ members - music clubs, amateur choirs and orchestras - at fixed fees and substantial subsidies, thanks to the generous funding by the Philip and Dorothy Green Music Trust. Artists gain valuable performing experience at the beginning of their careers and often forge lifelong relationships with groups all over the country, and voluntary music groups benefit from the substantial subsidy to book the best young soloists at an early stage in their professional careers.
What is Gamelan, and how can you learn to play it? Laura Shipsey tells us more about this Javanese musical tradition.
Music Education Expo filled a real gap in the market when it first came along in 2013: not only had there not been anything specific to music education, there wasn’t a trade show for any of the music sector. Where could amateur musicians find out about organisations that might be useful to them? Nowhere that I could see, until Music Education Expo.