Making Music presents a number of awards, bursaries and opportunities to professional musicians.

Some of these, such as the Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists, St Martin's Chamber Music competition and Selected Artists guide help promote a wide range of young, award winning artists to our 3200+ member groups.

Others, like the Adopt a Composer scheme, aim to build experience and learning between amateur music groups and professional composers.

You can also search the wide range of musical vacancies on our website for roles with our member groups from musical directors and conductors to accompanists and more.

Adopt a Composer - Anna Meredith. Photo by Owen Richards
The project pairs leisure-time music groups with up-and-coming composers for a year to produce a new piece of music, culminating in a premiere performance.
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This prestigious award for Young Artists (PDGYA) offers the opportunity to be promoted for bookings to our thousands of leisure-time music groups across the UK.
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The Chamber Music Competition, run in association with Making Music, awards an outstanding young ensemble with performance opportunities.
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Every year, the Making Music Selected Artists Panel chooses a number of established professional artists to be included in our annual Selected Artists Guide.