Post date: Friday, 28 June 2019 - 5:00pm

Composer Chloe Knibbs shines a spotlight on the multifaceted collaboration that's come from the Adopt a Composer project with choir, Ex Urbe. 

After a workshop looking at a sketch for the choral piece Clara, I collected some feedback from the choir to see their responses to the work and the process of our collaboration. On one post-it note were the words, “modesty and self-deprecation like a cloud – split apart by direct rays of sunshine”, which was a beautiful response and came from Di, who in addition to singing with Ex Urbe is also a poet.

Post date: Thursday, 27 June 2019 - 4:45pm

Premium Corporate Member, nkoda discuss how digital is reinventing access to sheet music, and offer an exclusive discount to Making Music members. 

Post date: Wednesday, 26 June 2019 - 10:58am

Composer Robert Laidlow looks back at the Adopt a Composer project, and the depth of learning he's taking away with him.

The final stage of creating a film is post-production. Given the cinematic tint to my Adopt a Composer collaboration with Southampton Concert Wind Band (SCWB) that we have both written about previously, it seems right to refer to the period following the concert as such.

Post date: Wednesday, 19 June 2019 - 2:17pm

Making Music Chief Executive, Barbara Eifler travelled to Novi Sad in Serbia to attend the Amateo awards ceremony and brought back more than just pretty pictures.

Post date: Tuesday, 18 June 2019 - 5:09pm

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Post date: Tuesday, 11 June 2019 - 4:59pm

Chris James, Chairman of Southampton Concert Wind Band (SCWB), offers a delightful post-performance reflection on the group's involvement on the Adopt a Composer project with composer Robert Laidlow.

Post date: Thursday, 30 May 2019 - 11:52am

Corporate member and online music school, Your Space Music Lessons has launched a new mode of piano lessons, here they are to tell us all about it along with an exclusive member offer

In this digital age the opportunity to learn the piano has become more accessible, and the search for a piano teacher doesn’t always lead where you would expect.

Adult piano student, Jean:

Post date: Tuesday, 28 May 2019 - 3:21pm

Barbara Eifler, Making Music Chief Executive reflects on the Music Industries Association's (MIA) Forum.

More and more of us are buying music, instruments and the stuff that goes with them online (guilty as charged). Often that’s less about price, more about convenience (reeds at midnight, anyone?).

So is a music shop on your high street still relevant? Can it survive financially? How could it be working with its community? And if 80% of the population really aspire to play an instrument, why isn’t the industry more diverse?

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.