Post date: Tuesday, 3 March 2020 - 6:30am

Rob Jones reflects on the early challenges and rewards of writing his new Adopt a Composer piece for The Edge Chamber Choir.

Post date: Friday, 28 February 2020 - 11:26am

The government is consulting the public on its National Plan for Music Education - submit your views before Friday 13 March.

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Post date: Thursday, 27 February 2020 - 7:30am

Eileen Sephton, Music Director of the Sussex Folk Orchestra, tells us about the groups first workshop with their adopted composer, Jonathan Brigg.

When we first met composer Jonathan Brigg, he described his style as 'where classical meets jazz', so it was with great anticipation we held our first workshop with him in November, ably assisted by his Adopt a Composer mentor Fraser Trainer – another composer with an impressive CV.

Post date: Tuesday, 25 February 2020 - 5:52pm

The event will be taking place at the Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre, 28 and 29 March in Leeds. Making Music members can book a place at a special, reduced rate.

Post date: Wednesday, 19 February 2020 - 10:12am

Jo Towler explains how promoter, Music in the Round, is bringing musical and cultural fusion to Sheffield.

Music in the Round recently led a crosscultural collaboration between our Bridge Quartet, tabla virtuoso Kuljit Bhamra MBE, and 50 players from Sheffield Music Hub’s Senior Orchestra.

Post date: Wednesday, 12 February 2020 - 1:43pm

Jono Heale, Director of ACS Custom and bassist, highlights the problems around hearing loss for leisure-time musicians and what you can do to keep your ears safe.

The subject of hearing conservation in the Music Industry, Education and even the amateur music making sector sometimes is not given the attention it deserves.  As we may well know, exposure to loud music for long periods of time is a serious concern and a hazard not to be taken lightly.

Post date: Thursday, 6 February 2020 - 12:12pm

Susannah Wapshot, Musical Director of Helensburgh Oratorio, reflects on the groups first workshop with composer Aileen Sweeney and the Adopt a Composer project 'Group Day' for music directors.

Post date: Wednesday, 5 February 2020 - 9:00am

Club Europe introduce a new easy-to-reach French destination for your next choir tour. 

L'Aisne in North East France is a little-known gem in the Hauts-de France region, criss-crossed from east to west by the beautiful Aisne River. Surrounded by Nord, Somme, Oise, Ardennes, and Seine-et-Marne, it also borders Belgium to the northeast and offers a wealth of sight-seeing opportunities to visiting choirs as well as wonderful venues.

Post date: Thursday, 30 January 2020 - 2:26pm

Arts Council England has just published its new 10-year vision. So why is that relevant to you if you don’t get funding, or if you’re in one of the other nations of the UK? Our Chief Executive Barbara Eifler explains…

Post date: Monday, 27 January 2020 - 2:29pm

It’s not as glamorous as it sounds, and often involves investing a lot of time before results become tangible… so what does it look like, and what can it do for you?

Here’s a selection of what we’ve been up to.