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Post date: Monday, 30 November 2020 - 3:03pm

Carmell Smickersgill from Adopt a Composer 2019/20 updates us on her progress with Junior Leeds College of Music Ensemble Creative, both post- and pre-lockdown

Post date: Wednesday, 25 November 2020 - 2:56pm

Festival Director Samir Savant unveils exciting online plans for the Handel Festival, and invites you to watch and participate - all you need is enthuasism and commitment!

Post date: Tuesday, 17 November 2020 - 12:12pm

In our first blog from Adopt a Music Creator 2020/21, Litha Efthymiou recounts her experience of meeting and rehearsing with Bury St Edmunds Concert Band

Post date: Monday, 16 November 2020 - 12:38pm

New corporate member Music Tutors Online discuss options for music lessons across the globe

Music Tutors Online is an easy one-stop shop for connecting students seeking music lessons with instrument and vocal tutors from all over the world.

Post date: Friday, 30 October 2020 - 4:55pm

There were many questions the German Choir of London had to confront when planning their Covid-secure rehearsals. Music Director Barbara Höfling reflects on why it was all worth it

Post date: Friday, 30 October 2020 - 1:40pm

Dr Sudeshna Bhattacharya and Dr Wladislaw Rivkin from Aston Business School present a research opportunity to leisure-time choirs during the pandemic

Post date: Friday, 30 October 2020 - 12:31pm

In September, following up on a survey in March at the start of lockdown, we asked our members what the impact of Covid-19 had been on their music group, and how they were managing in this new environment

The March survey, as groups were struggling to cancel events and rehearsals, highlighted two things – significant overall financial losses, but even more concerns about losing the social connection to their fellow group members.

Post date: Friday, 30 October 2020 - 11:32am

In normal years, Make Music Day may be seeking to turn the countryside and the city centres into one big orange musical celebration, but of course this year, it went online – very successfully indeed.

The tiny project team re-imagined this grassroots celebration for the digital sphere, helped enormously by the international team work with facilitators and event creators from other countries. 

Post date: Friday, 30 October 2020 - 7:00am

Corporate member Travelbound outlines how planning ahead could save your group time and money on tour

Post date: Thursday, 29 October 2020 - 5:16pm

Digital specialist Leon Gower tells us all about Super Stuff, our newest corporate member