Apply to appear in the Selected Artists guide

Each year the Making Music Selected Artists Panel selects a number of established professional musicians and ensembles for inclusion in Making Music's guide, Selected Artists.

The Selected Artists Panel (SAP) will select artists with proven experience, who can confidently be recommended to music organisations.

It is a requirement that applicants provide a list of performances they will be giving in public in the UK between 1 September 2018 and 28 February 2019. A member of our listening panel will be sent to two or more of these performances to make an assessment. Therefore please provide at least two performance dates for our listeners to attend. Every effort will be made to hear and assess every application which includes a relevant performance and the SAP's decisions on applications will be final.

The decision of the SAP will be based upon reports of live performances of programmes suitable for music societies. SAP will only assess performances in the format for which you are applying (e.g. Duo, Trio, Quartet etc.). Therefore, if you include concerts in which you are appearing in a different format, these will not be assessed. Please note that applicants will be expected to arrange complimentary tickets for our listeners to attend and assess the relevant performances. We will contact you in late September to confirm these arrangements.

As well as considering live performances the SAP will also take into account the need to produce a brochure with a variety of choice at fees affordable by music societies. For this reason, those selected will have to ask for fees not exceeding:-

  • £750 for a solo artist
  • £900 for a duo
  • £1200 for a trio
  • £1500 for a quartet
  • £300 per person for larger ensembles

Additionally, applicants must provide details of two typical concert programmes which indicate the range of their repertoire and style. Further details of the proposed programmes will be requested from successful applicants for inclusion in the guide.

Artists or ensembles recommended in the brochures for the seasons 2018-9 and 2019-20 are not eligible to be selected artists in the 2020-21 brochure. Artists playing in a different ensemble are eligible.

The deadline has been extended to 17 September 2018. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Selected Artist application 2020-2021 season

About you/your group
Contact
Please include name, address, telephone number, mobile number and email address for the contact person. This can be you or your agent.
About your music
If you have a website or performances on Soundcloud or Youtube, please include the links here.
Fees and availability
This is the special fee you are offering to Making Music societies. (Remember that you are quoting a fee for nearly two years hence but must keep within the limits specified above!). If applicable please add ‘+ VAT’ after the concert fee. Travel may be charged in addition.
Forthcoming concerts
Please list forthcoming concerts taking place in the UK between 1 September 2018 and 28 February 2019. SAP is only interested in assessing performances in the format for which you are applying (e.g. duo, trio, quartet etc) and in programmes suitable for music societies. SAP is not interested in CD launches or performances which form only a small part of a larger concert. If you are an instrumental soloist do not include concerto performances or as part of an ensemble; if you are a singer do not include performances with choral societies or orchestras
Date*Time*Venue*
Most recent concerts in the UK
Please list any concerts already performed in 2018 before the date of your application. SAP is only interested in assessing performances in the format for which you are applying and in programmes suitable for music societies. SAP is not interested in CD launches or performances which form only a small part of a larger concert. If you are an instrumental soloist do not include concerto performances or as part of an ensemble; if you are a singer do not include performances with choral societies or orchestras.
DateVenueOrganiser
Award schemes*
Are you a selected artist on any award scheme (e.g. YCAT, RoSL, Countess of Munster)
How did you hear about Selected Artist scheme
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