Post date: Monday, 30 September 2019 - 3:16pm

Nicholas Olsen reflects on his final rehearsals with Da Capo Alba before the premiere of his new piece at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

There was no rest for Da Capo Alba after their busy summer touring Germany, with this Thursday seeing the world premiere of our new composition, Three Carriages, created as part of the Adopt a Composer project.

Post date: Monday, 30 September 2019 - 1:42pm

In September, Making Music hosted a symposium with key figures in the music sector to identify the barriers and needs of adults of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, and how we can improve their access to music learning.

A wide range of individuals and organisations came together for the day, reflecting how important this discussion is right across the whole music sector. We were delighted to welcome attendees including organisations, businesses, educators, leisure-time music groups and more, which led to some fascinating discussions.

Post date: Friday, 27 September 2019 - 8:30am

PRS for Music, the live performance royalty collection body for music in the UK, is currently consulting on proposed changes and increases to the classical tariff.

Post date: Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 12:00pm

What’s a great way to form connections across boundaries? We learn about the European Queer Choir from its founder, Martin Brophy.

Post date: Thursday, 12 September 2019 - 3:00pm

New corporate member TicketSource introduce their free online ticketing system and discuss their journey from tech startup to established online business. 

Post date: Thursday, 12 September 2019 - 11:20am

Audrey Todd, mandolinist of Da Capo Alba, discusses the group's final rehearsals with Nicholas Olsen before the premiere of his piece at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Post date: Wednesday, 11 September 2019 - 4:04pm

Adopt a Composer, the year-long project run by Making Music in partnership with Sound and Music, pairs leisure-time vocal and instrumental music groups with some of the UK’s most promising composers to work together to create a brand new piece of music. 

Post date: Wednesday, 11 September 2019 - 12:23pm

Arts Council England (ACE) is consulting about its next 10-year strategy, due to run from 2020 to 2030. ACE is urging everyone – from organisations to individual artists to members of the public – to respond to the consultation by 23 September.

Making Music believe that ACE are serious about wanting to hear from as many people as possible, so we encourage you to submit a response.

The consultation questionnaire is long but you don't have to spend a long time responding – you can answer as few or as many questions as you like. 

Post date: Wednesday, 4 September 2019 - 10:09am

Browse our store for second-hand sheet music, vinyl, CDs, books and more, from Copland and Mozart to Cat Stevens and Mike Oldfield. All proceeds support our work championing and supporting leisure-time music across the UK.

Post date: Thursday, 29 August 2019 - 10:48am

The stereotypical image of old men in blazers and ties singing traditional hymn tunes is one that many men’s choirs, including Wessex Male Choir (WMC), are working hard to dispel. David Langley, member of the Wessex Male Choir, discusses how the group is championing the relevance of male voice choir singing for the modern age.

The choir, formed in 2001, has won over 20 prizes in national and international competition, most recently, the Krakow International Choral Festival.