Publications

The millennial gap: Tips for recruiting younger members

Struggling to recruit younger members? In this guidance, reprinted from the Autumn 2016 issue of Highnotes, Making Music’s Youth Engagement Manager Xenia Davis has some suggestions.

The biggest barrier to young people joining music groups isn’t repertoire, or classical music being perceived as ‘stuffy’, or the age profile of the group.

2017 Membership Survey: the results

Our 2017 membership survey aimed to find out what members think about Making Music as an organisation, what they think and value about their membership with us and what they think about the specific services, resources and support we offer. It was completed by individuals representing 20% of our members groups – a big thank you to all of them.

Selected Artists guide - 2018

The 2018 edition of Selected Artists. Created by the Making Music Selected Artists Panel, and containing a selection of outstanding musicians available to all Making Music members.

Highnotes - summer 2018

In the summer issue of Highnotes we explore how to energise your music group through new ways of performing, learn about the festivals that are leading an arts intervention, and take a look at New Orleans jazz.

To download a PDF copy, click the Highnotes image below and select 'download PDF' in the bottom right-hand corner.

Making Music, Making Communities - Report

View the full results and analysis of Professor Stephanie Pitts' survey of Making Music member groups and their connections with local communities.

This report is the result of a substantial pilot study Professor Stephanie Pitts has undertaken which begins to give us a clearly evidenced picture of what we think is the very significant social and economic impact of music groups on their communities. We very much hope this will lead to a more extensive piece of research as we continue to pursue these important questions together.

Highnotes - spring 2018

In the spring issue of Highnotes we explore how making music without a score can open up creativity, look at working with your local music hub to increase your youth engagement, and ask readers why they love listening to and making music.

To download a PDF copy, click the Highnotes image below and select the cloud icon, 'download PDF', in the bottom right-hand corner.

Highnotes - autumn 2017

In the autumn issue of Highnotes we explore the history of music in workplaces, take a look at the free sheet music available as part of the new Adopt a Composer Legacy project, and review the success of this summer's Make Music Day UK.

To download a PDF copy, click the Highnotes image below and select 'download PDF' in the bottom right-hand corner.

Selected Artists guide - 2017

The 2017 edition of Selected Artists. Created by the Making Music Selected Artists Panel, and containing a selection of outstanding musicians available to all Making Music members.