Excellence Awards for Music Libraries 2019

Every three years IAML (UK & Irl) invites nominations for its two Excellence Awards – the Excellence Award for Music Librarie

Making Music celebrates young musical talent with prestigious award

Making Music, the UK’s largest membership organisation for leisure-time music groups, is delighted to announce the new 201

Clare Edwards awarded 2017 Lady Hilary Groves Prize

Dorothy Wilson, Chair of Making Music, presented Clare Edwards with the Lady Hilary Groves Prize for 2017 at a concert this Satur

Meet the 2016 AYCA winners

The winners can be engaged by Making Music's 3000+ members - music clubs, amateur choirs and orchestras - at fixed fees and s

New Year Honours to celebrate

The New Year’s Honours list, as usual, includes a number of musicians, the most prominent of which – David Joseph, Chair and CEO of Universal Music; pianist Radu Lupu; conductor Steuart Bedford; violinist Alina Ibragimova; composer Damon Albarn – have received much press coverage already. So let us turn to the less well-known.

Make your nomination for the 2016 Music Libraries Award

Want to sing the praises of YOUR music library or music library staff, but don’t quite know how?  Well, IAML (UK & Irland), t

President's Award

The President’s Award recognises the achievements of those who volunteer directly for Making Music. Nominations are considered each July and announced annually at Making Music's Council Meeting.

Some of those volunteers have been with Making Music for a very long time and their efforts have had a significant impact. It was in recognition of this fact that the Award was established early in 2010, although it is far from being merely a long-service certificate. 

Lady Hilary Groves Prize

The prize was formerly known as the Sir Charles Groves Internal Prize and was awarded alongside the Sir Charles Groves Prize. It was renamed in 2003 following the death of Lady Hilary Groves – a Vice President of Making Music and an ardent supporter of amateur music making in the UK.

This prestigious prize, a certificate signed by Making Music's patron, HRH the Duchess of Kent, is presented annually to an individual from a Making Music member group making an outstanding contribution to music in the community.