Post date: Thursday, 14 February 2019 - 3:01pm

With a performance or event looming it’s easy to forget the importance of taking the time to brand the event itself. If your audience is having a good time, you want them to associate that joy and happiness with your group. Not only are they more likely to go away and say good things about you to others, they’re going to show up again – and possibly bring other people.

1. Pick a consistent brand 

Post date: Thursday, 14 February 2019 - 12:37pm

The Sitar Music Society launches the first ever International Sitar Festival in the UK taking place in March 2019 at venues in London, the Midlands and the North.  

Post date: Thursday, 7 February 2019 - 5:28pm

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Post date: Thursday, 7 February 2019 - 5:28pm

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Post date: Thursday, 7 February 2019 - 12:35pm

Composer Chloe Knibbs delves into the fascinating world of Clara Schumann with chamber choir Ex Urbe as part of the Adopt a Composer project.

Post date: Thursday, 7 February 2019 - 12:05pm

Making Music is dismayed at the news in the past week of local authorities in Scotland hiking up fees for instrumental tuition in schools and announcing plans to cut provision altogether.

Post date: Wednesday, 6 February 2019 - 10:46am

What are professional orchestras up to these days – what do they see as their future and mission, how do they relate to the places they find themselves in, including their communities’ leisure-time groups? Could we – Making Music and its member groups – be working more closely with them?

These are some of the questions which prompted me to attend the ABO conference on members’ behalf this year, and I emerge the other side of it with mixed feelings. 

Post date: Tuesday, 5 February 2019 - 5:54pm

Composer Laura Snowden offers a brief insight into classroom memories and how the music still moves her as an adult, working alongside the Chandos Chamber Choir on the Adopt a Composer project.

Post date: Thursday, 31 January 2019 - 3:47pm

Composer Nathan James Dearden gives us a unique diary-like insight into his Adopt a Composer project pairing with Swansea Philharmonic Choir.

Being part of a community is special. Whether that is a community of composers, a community of singers, we are a community of individuals with one goal; to create music. And what a community to be welcomed into.


Post date: Thursday, 31 January 2019 - 2:43pm

Swansea Philharmonic Choir Music Secretary, Jemma, describes getting stuck into the Adopt a Composer project with Nathan James Dearden from day one of 2019. 

It was our first rehearsal back after the Christmas break following our hugely challenging yet rewarding performance of Britten's 'War Requiem' in December, and what a way to start than with our first workshop with Nathan for the Adopt a Composer collaboration.