As the lockdown set in, new Making Music member group Aberdeen & North East of Scotland Music Festival Association decided to move their annual music competition online. Janette Hall, Festival Director, tells us more.
The world's biggest grassroots music festival on 21 June went digital this year, lighting up people's homes with music and giving them the opportunity to create, perform and watch music!
An open letter to Oliver Dowden MP, outlining the concerns of the 27 organisations in the Singing Network UK about the return to singing for the 40,000 choirs and their 2.2m participants in the UK
Dear Secretary of State
I am writing to you as Chair of Singing Network UK, a network of 27 organisations involved in singing in choirs. Between us, we represent most of the 40,000 choirs in the UK.
Many of our members picked up on the recent article by Richard Morrison in The Times, asking why government was not standing up for choirs and helping them re-open as the coronavirus lockdown eases. And many got in touch with Making Music about this, intending to write to MPs and other contacts, to try and get government to focus on the problems facing music groups planning to meet again.
David Ward introduces Technology in Music Education: TiME, a not-for-profit community interest company dedicated to exploring the potential of technology in music education.
Technology in Music Education: TiME was created by industry experts in the UK to raise the awareness of the huge potential of music technology with government and decision makers nationally.
Making Music is delighted to announce that volunteer Elaine Fox, one of Making Music's longest serving volunteers, has been awarded the 2019 President’s Award for her exceptional service to the organisation.
Elaine has been volunteering with Making Music since she finished full time work in 2006. She is a Member Contact Volunteer and part of Making Music's Listening Panel, who help to choose the musicians listed in the Selected Artists Guide.
As part of Volunteers' Week we're sharing stories of our amazing volunteers who help our member groups to keep making music. Today's featured volunteer is Adam Mathias, Selected Artists Panel Listener and Funding Research Volunteer.
When did you start volunteering for Making Music?
I started in October 2018, so around a year and a half.
As part of Volunteers' Week we're sharing stories of our amazing volunteers who help our member groups to keep making music. Next up, we meet our multi-talented Programme Note Administrator and Office Volunteer, Martin Jones.
As part of Volunteers' Week we're sharing stories of our amazing volunteers who help our member groups to keep making music. Today we hear from one of our Board members, Abigail Charles.