Sŵn Festival co-founder to provide fresh voice for leisure-time music in Wales.
Making Music is delighted to announce the appointment of John Rostron as Wales Manager. While continuing to serve as Chair of the Association of Independent Promoters, Rostron will support Making Music member groups in Wales and undertake campaigning and advocacy for Making Music members and the Welsh leisure-time music community in general.
Barbara Eifler, Making Music Chief Executive, commented:
After the process of Ex Urbe and I exploring the life and music of Clara Schumann, which has led to ongoing discussions and interpretations of her diary entries and life over the past year, my Adopt A Composer work, Clara, is now complete.
In rural Wales, music clubs play a huge part in maintaining live music locally. Rhyl Music Club is running an ambitious and highly successful concert series.
Tommaso Napoli, President of Italy's AIMA (Associazione Italiana Musicisti Amatori), discusses how his organisation is working to overcome the challenges facing musicians who want to play for pleasure.
‘Conservatori’ – music academies –were born in Italy in the 17th century as institutes dedicated to orphans. Teaching music was seen as a way of helping the marginalised.
Gig Heaven introduce their quick and easy service for sourcing musicians, entertainers and other event services worldwide.
There was no rest for Da Capo Alba after their busy summer touring Germany, with this Thursday seeing the world premiere of our new composition, Three Carriages, created as part of the Adopt a Composer project.
In September, Making Music hosted a symposium with key figures in the music sector to identify the barriers and needs of adults of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, and how we can improve their access to music learning.
A wide range of individuals and organisations came together for the day, reflecting how important this discussion is right across the whole music sector. We were delighted to welcome attendees including organisations, businesses, educators, leisure-time music groups and more, which led to some fascinating discussions.
PRS for Music, the live performance royalty collection body for music in the UK, is currently consulting on proposed changes and increases to the classical tariff.
What’s a great way to form connections across boundaries? We learn about the European Queer Choir from its founder, Martin Brophy.