Post date: Monday, 28 October 2019 - 11:53am

In our first 2019/20 Adopt a Composer blog, Carmell Smickersgill reflects on her introductory workshop with Junior Leeds College of Music Ensemble Creative.

Post date: Monday, 28 October 2019 - 10:45am

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:

Post date: Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - 10:19am

Chloe Knibbs reflects on her 2018/19 Adopt a Composer collaboration with Ex Urbe, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Clara Schumann's birth.

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.

Post date: Friday, 18 October 2019 - 12:00pm

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.

Post date: Monday, 7 October 2019 - 11:03am

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.

Post date: Thursday, 3 October 2019 - 11:30am

Gig Heaven introduce their quick and easy service for sourcing musicians, entertainers and other event services worldwide.

Post date: Monday, 30 September 2019 - 3:16pm

Nicholas Olsen reflects on his final rehearsals with Da Capo Alba before the premiere of his new piece at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

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.

Post date: Monday, 30 September 2019 - 1:42pm

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.

Post date: Friday, 27 September 2019 - 8:30am

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.

Post date: Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 12:00pm

What’s a great way to form connections across boundaries? We learn about the European Queer Choir from its founder, Martin Brophy.