Resources for Music Directors

Being the music director (MD) of a group is a diverse role with lots to think about from conducting, arranging music and developing the group to leading, inspiring and encouraging cohesive working. We have put together a range of guidance, resources and opportunities that MDs might find useful.

If you are committee member and your MD is not registered on our site, you just need to invite them to register, and they will be able to access all the content below.

Programme inspiration and practicalities

Rehearsal and performance technique

Alternative performance ideas

Committee matters

  • Succession planning: our guidance on making changing roles simple.
  • Safeguarding training course: offered jointly by Making Music and the Child Protection Company, this training course was developed with leisure-time music groups in mind.
  • DBS resources: about the Disclosure and Barring Service, and how you can request a check through Making Music.

We hope you find this Making Music resource useful. If you have any comments or suggestions about the guidance please contact us. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the content of this guidance is accurate and up to date, Making Music do not warrant, nor accept any liability or responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the content, or for any loss which may arise from reliance on the information contained in it.