Music Education Expo filled a real gap in the market when it first came along in 2013: not only had there not been anything specific to music education, there wasn’t a trade show for any of the music sector. Where could amateur musicians find out about organisations that might be useful to them? Nowhere that I could see, until Music Education Expo.
Volunteer Jacquie Hamel tells us how one choir, inspired by the poet Sir John Betjeman, wrote their own words for their latest commission
Submitting an annual return to the Charity Commission is a requirement of being a registered charity - the Charity Commission have issued updated guidance for 2015 annual returns.
Small grants scheme supports creative cultural activities.
Updates on the ongoing fight to preserve music library services across the country, including Somerset, Nottingham and Leicester, Birmingham, Bristol, Ealing, Manchester and Buckinghamshire. Let us know if your local music library is under threat.
We had an interesting query from a member last week about using our Music Exchange. The query related to the legal issue surrounding the lending and borrowing of music. As we are sure many of you will know this can be a tricky subject, so we thought a reminder about the Music Exchange service and how it works would be a good idea.
An update from Barbara on music library consultations, how to get involved and the future.
We are pleased to announce that Making Music members now have access to the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) model contract for use when engaging with professional musicians. The contract will help put you on sure footing when engaging with professional musicians and give both you and the musician confidence in the arrangement.
What changes introduced recently by the Charity Commission will affect amateur music groups: SORPs, annual returns and more.
We are delighted to tell you that our commission of a new choral work from one of the most popular composers of choral music, Jonathan Dove, funded by the Nicholas Berwin Charitable Trust, will be available for programming by Making Music members in the 2015-8 seasons.