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Post date: Monday, 22 January 2018 - 5:46pm

The UK Choir Festival returns this year, promising workshops and collaborative performances for vocal groups of all kinds and abilities. Making Music staff will be manning a stand and running the Mastermind Session on day one of the Manchester event. So if you're coming, make sure you stop by and say hello!

Post date: Sunday, 21 January 2018 - 5:57pm

Community music venues (and the groups that use them) recieved some much-needed good news on Thursday with the announcement that the government's Housing Secretary, Sajid Javid, has thrown his support behind adding a proposed 'Agent of Change' principle to planning law.

Post date: Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 6:45pm

The 2018 Contemporary Music for All Festival is coming near you on 2-4 March. Sign up to take part.

Some of you participated in the first Contemporary Music for All (CoMA) festival in 2016, playing in or attending workshops, rehearsals and performances.The festival is open to all and is a fantastic opportunity to delve into contemporary music. 

Post date: Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 4:36pm

Hawes Music is the publishing house founded by composer Patrick Hawes. Born in Grimsby, Patrick is an English composer who has made his mark as a torchbearer of the English musical tradition of Vaughan Williams and Delius. He is best known for writing the Highgrove Suite for HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, for being Composer-in-Residence at Classic FM, and for the Number One album Angel.

Post date: Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 5:17pm

After working with choirs for many years, one thing stands out to us at Club Europe Music Tours - choir members love spending that extra time together, getting to know each other better through relaxation and performance and forming memories they can share for years to come. So we’ve come up with a wonderful way to combine all these elements by creating our Choral Retreats in Italy.

Post date: Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 10:00am

We're delighted to announce that the 2016/17 Adopt a Composer premières will be broadcast each night this week on BBC Radio 3. 

What time are they on?

The pieces will be broadcast each night after Radio 3 in Concert. They will be available for 30 days on the Radio 3 website, BBC iPlayer Radio app and will also appear as individual clips on the Radio 3 website.

Post date: Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 4:03pm

Professional musicians deal with tough physical, emotional and psychological challenges. As well as being vulnerable to accident or injury, they often have to cope with low pay and pressure from management or self-employment while trying to keep working at all costs.

The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine’s (BAPAM) expert support is essential in helping people beat or, even better, prevent arts career-related health problems.

Post date: Friday, 12 January 2018 - 3:51pm

The moment of truth arrives as composer Peter Yarde Martin tests out his new composition with the Bellfolk Handbell Ringers for the Adopt a Composer project.

One of the most exciting – and nerve-wracking – parts of writing a piece is hearing the ensemble play sections of it for the first time. After all those hours spent kicking ideas around, shaping and re-shaping sketches and doodles into something recognisable, readable and playable, comes the moment of truth: how is it actually going to sound?

Post date: Friday, 12 January 2018 - 11:03am

A number of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to music have been recognised in the 2018 New Year Honours List and we're delighted to once again see several familiar names from Making Music member groups and partner organisations - many congratulations to you all!

Post date: Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 5:46pm

I’ve been ‘adopted’! A strange concept for me to get my head around both personally and professionally, however, the guys at Edinburgh Concert Band (ECB) have been so welcoming that I feel like I do have a new musical family.