Webinar: Navigating government guidance for amateur music groups

On 24 October, the Association of British Choral Directors, the ISM and Making Music joined forces to lead a panel session exclusively for their members which covers the guidance for the performing arts, worship, community venues and youth across the four nations.

Case study: Putting on a COVID-secure performance - Witney Music Society

We hear from groups about how they have managed to put on risk-assessed, COVID-secure performances for their audiences.

Running a general meeting

Many leisure-time music groups are required to hold a general meeting (AGM, SGM, or EGM) under the terms of their governing document. This resource looks at what these meetings are for and how they are run, including holding them online.

The minimum requirement for many groups is usually an Annual General Meeting (AGM), a yearly meeting at which members together will:

Video guide: Video editing for virtual performances

It's one of the most well-known pieces of editing software, but how exactly do you use Shotcut? In this easy-to-follow video guide you'll see the main features in action as we walk through the full process of editing a virtual performance using the free software

Combining online and in-person rehearsals

During the Covid-19 pandemic, many music groups developed ways of delivering rehearsals online. As groups returned to in person activity, some moved to ‘hybrid’ delivery, using tech to livestream or record rehearsals. This allowed people who couldn’t be in the room to stay at home but still continue to be included. 

Making Music Platform Project Plan (Full website users)

Making Music have created a project plan to provide a bite-sized approach to building and designing your Platform. As each group is different this is by no means a rigid plan but aims to provide structure, a timeframe, as well as a clearer understanding of who is responsible for each part of the process. This plan has been designed specifically for those with the full website and not those who are using the members area only, however, some parts of the plan are applicable to both.

Webinar recording: Livestreaming solutions for rehearsing and performing

With socially-distanced rehearsals and performances set to continue for some time, livestreaming is an alternative option that can help you reach as many people as possible. In this webinar, we take a look at the process of livestreaming, talk through the different technology, platforms and software available, and discuss how to get the most from the experience.

The webinar covers:

Webinar recording: Video editing for virtual performances

Many leisure-time music groups have thought about creating a virtual performance for their members to take part in, but are unsure where to start or are unfamiliar with the software. In this webinar, we take a look at the process of editing the video, and demonstrate some of the software available.

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