Webinar recording: Commissioning the future

In this recording of our webinar, guest speakers discussed how the programming of living music creators can influence and diversify the repertoire of the future.

This event had a double focus: helping you understand more about the benefits and challenges of commissioning a music creator, and also exploring who you should commission and how to broaden your search and find the right music creator for your group.

We welcomed guest speakers:

  • Jenni Pinnock, who has many years’ experience writing music for leisure-time music groups. A former Making Music Adopted Composer, she is now one of the mentors on the long-running annual project
  • Ella Jarman-Pinto, also a former Making Music Adopted Composer, creates music for stories bringing about positive change. Described in 2020 as 'one of the UK’s most exciting music-makers' by Classic FM, she is passionate about making music from the diverse music creators working in the UK today more widely accessible for performance. She is starting a campaign - #WriteUsIntoHistory - with Katie Manasse of Polyphony Arts
  • Dan Goren started Composers Edition to help living composers publish and disseminate their works and help a wider range of musicians discover them 
  • Lizann Peppard, one of the directors of London Oriana Choir, talked about their five15 project which concluded this year, working with five women composers over five years


The views represented by the speakers in this webinar are their own, and do not represent the views of Making Music.

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