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 scheme pairs amateur choirs, orchestras or ensembles with up-and-coming composers for 12 months to produce a new piece of music, culminating in a premiere performance.
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This award for Young Artists (PDGYA) has helped kick start the careers of artists including Steven Isserlis, Thomas Gould and Craig Ogden
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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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Each year the Making Music Selected Artists Panel selects a number of established professional musicians and ensembles for inclusion in Making Music's annual guide, Selected Artists.