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Post date: Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - 1:30pm

Ruth Ridge, Swansea Philharmonic Choir secretary offers some initial thoughts on the group's new piece, Postcard from Swansea, written with Nathan James Dearden for the Adopt a Composer project.

Post date: Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - 1:01pm

On a recent trip to the USA composer Patrick Hawes did a series of interviews with the sheet music retailer JW Pepper for their series, The Inside Voice.

The seven interviews cover Patrick’s love of choral music, the process of composition, his musical hero, his early years and where he sees music is going in the 21st century.  

Post date: Tuesday, 21 May 2019 - 5:51pm

Every three years IAML (UK & Irl) invites nominations for its two Excellence Awards – the Excellence Award for Music Libraries, and the Personal Achievement Award.

Post date: Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - 4:46pm

Rediscover some of Britain's loveliest places and the joy of singing on a UK music tour with our corporate member, Club Europe.

Making Music members receive an exclusive £500 discount for any group booking their first tour with Club Europe. The tour can take place in 2019 or 2020. 

Post date: Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - 3:16pm

Matthew Rumble of Southampton Concert Wind Band (SCWB) describes what it's like to learn completely new music alongside composer Robert Laidlow for the Adopt a Composer project. 

Post date: Tuesday, 14 May 2019 - 2:45pm

We're recruiting for a part-time Marketing and Communications Officer to work with us on promotion, communication, media and income-generation. 

We are looking for someone who is experienced in digital content and social media, who is creative and able to find and write up stories for print, website, email and social media. We're a small team and we work closely together, but we all also need someone who is able to work independently and take responsibility for their own area of work.

Post date: Thursday, 9 May 2019 - 2:14pm

Composer Nicholas Olsen answers questions posed to him by Da Capo Alba, the mandolin and guitar orchestra he's been paired with on the Adopt a Composer project. 

Post date: Thursday, 25 April 2019 - 5:06pm

Composer Chloe Knibbs takes us into the fascinating world of Clara Schumann, and the ideas informing her Adopt a Composer collaboration with Ex Urbe.

“Composing gives me great pleasure” v “A woman must not desire to compose”

Post date: Thursday, 25 April 2019 - 3:09pm

You may have seen in the news recently that The Royal Opera House (ROH) has lost its appeal in the case of a viola player who suffered hearing damage during a rehearsal of Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre

Post date: Thursday, 25 April 2019 - 10:18am

Audrey Todd, Mandolinist in Da Capo Alba shares initial reactions to composer, Nicholas Olsen's score for the collaborative Adopt a Composer project.