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Post date: Tuesday, 11 June 2019 - 4:59pm

Chris James, Chairman of Southampton Concert Wind Band (SCWB), offers a delightful post performance reflection on the groups involvement on the Adopt a Composer project with composer Robert Laidlow.

Post date: Thursday, 30 May 2019 - 11:52am

Corporate member and online music school, Your Space Music Lessons has launched a new mode of piano lessons, here they are to tell us all about it along with an exclusive member offer

In this digital age the opportunity to learn the piano has become more accessible, and the search for a piano teacher doesn’t always lead where you would expect.

Adult piano student, Jean:

Post date: Tuesday, 28 May 2019 - 3:21pm

Barbara Eifler, Making Music Chief Executive reflects on the Music Industries Association's (MIA) Forum.

More and more of us are buying music, instruments and the stuff that goes with them online (guilty as charged). Often that’s less about price, more about convenience (reeds at midnight, anyone?).

So is a music shop on your high street still relevant? Can it survive financially? How could it be working with its community? And if 80% of the population really aspire to play an instrument, why isn’t the industry more diverse?

Post date: Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - 1:30pm

Ruth Ridge, Swansea Philharmonic Choir secretary offers some initial thoughts on the group's new piece, Postcard from Swansea, written with Nathan James Dearden for the Adopt a Composer project.

Post date: Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - 1:01pm

On a recent trip to the USA composer Patrick Hawes did a series of interviews with the sheet music retailer JW Pepper for their series, The Inside Voice.

The seven interviews cover Patrick’s love of choral music, the process of composition, his musical hero, his early years and where he sees music is going in the 21st century.  

Post date: Tuesday, 21 May 2019 - 5:51pm

Every three years IAML (UK & Irl) invites nominations for its two Excellence Awards – the Excellence Award for Music Libraries, and the Personal Achievement Award.

Post date: Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - 4:46pm

Rediscover some of Britain's loveliest places and the joy of singing on a UK music tour with our corporate member, Club Europe.

Making Music members receive an exclusive £500 discount for any group booking their first tour with Club Europe. The tour can take place in 2019 or 2020. 

Post date: Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - 3:16pm

Matthew Rumble of Southampton Concert Wind Band (SCWB) describes what it's like to learn completely new music alongside composer Robert Laidlow for the Adopt a Composer project. 

Post date: Thursday, 9 May 2019 - 2:14pm

Composer Nicholas Olsen answers questions posed to him by Da Capo Alba, the mandolin and guitar orchestra he's been paired with on the Adopt a Composer project. 

Post date: Thursday, 25 April 2019 - 5:06pm

Composer Chloe Knibbs takes us into the fascinating world of Clara Schumann, and the ideas informing her Adopt a Composer collaboration with Ex Urbe.

“Composing gives me great pleasure” v “A woman must not desire to compose”