Discounts and subsidies

Musica International - the choral music database

Making Music has recently become a member of Musica, an international project to create the world’s largest database of choral music. Through this arrangement, all our members have access to the database too. 

Musica lists over 150,000 pieces of choral music, holds an incredible amount of detail and has a powerful search tool. 

Whether you are looking for programming inspiration, teaching resources or just browsing for fun, Musica is invaluable for anyone with an interest in choral music.

Free download of British Music and Drama Education Yearbook

As part of their continued commitment to music educators, Music Teacher magazine publishes the British Music & Drama Education Yearbook. The all-encompassing guide to music and drama education in the UK is packed with thousands of listings for colleges, courses and suppliers, as well as national and local services, including performance venues. An invaluable resource for teachers, parents, students, schools, organisations, performers and anyone with a professional or personal interest in arts education.

Trial Licence to photocopy music

​Printed Music Licence Limited (PMLL), part of the Music Publishers Association, is looking to develop a licence that would allow leisure-time choirs to photocopy sheet music; the Amateur Choir Licence.

An initial trial of the license is running until December 2020 and we're looking for groups to take part.

How does the licence work?

The licence allows leisure-time choirs to photocopy sheet music.

Making Music online store

Browse our store for second-hand sheet music, vinyl, CDs, books and more, from Copland and Mozart to Cat Stevens and Mike Oldfield. All proceeds support our work championing and supporting leisure-time music across the UK.

Discount on instruments from Normans

Normans Musical Instruments is very proud to be a Premium Corporate Member of Making Music, and is pleased to announce a special offer for members.  

Staffed by musicians, Normans is one of the country’s leading education suppliers of musical instruments and accessories. Normans is delighted to be offering a special discount for Making Music members - use the code MM5 at checkout on normans.co.uk to get 5% off any order you place.  

Conducting skills course

For many leisure-time music groups, it’s often the case that someone in the group with no formal training may step in and conduct a rehearsal as a one-off, and then suddenly find themselves permanently on the podium. Orchestras for All’s new online conducting skills development course can help to address this skills gap.

Discount on digital sheet music

Premium Corporate Member nkoda are offering Making Music members a 20% discount on their digital sheet music app subscription service.

nkoda is the industry-transforming subscription service for sheet music. They provide the world’s largest digital library of scores, parts and educational material in a rich, AI-driven, collaborative environment. 

Discount on sheet music from Hal Leonard Europe

Hal Leonard Europe is very proud to be a Premium Corporate Member of Making Music and is pleased to announce a special offer for member groups buying from musicroom.com

Use the code MMBTS at checkout on musicroom.com to get 20% off all sheet music, methods/tuition books and exam material when spending over £100.

Free score and parts for Still the Sirens

Danyal Dhondy's Still the Sirens was commissioned by Making Music as a choral companion piece to Fauré’s Requiem. The parts are available free to Making Music members until July 2020 in digital format.

The new work Still the Sirens is approximately 28-30 minutes long and you can now download the full score and individual parts for free. The piece is for SATB choir plus organ or orchestral forces as detailed below.

Scoring

SATB (occasional divisi), solo Soprano/Mezzo, solo Baritone, plus either:

Discounted hire rates on our Steinway model C piano

Making Music offers its Steinway model C piano for hire at extremely competitive rates for members and non-members.