commissioning

Project fundraising case study: Beckenham Junior Choir

Elizabeth Beroud, Chair of Beckenham Junior Choir (BJC), explains how creative thinking and tiered rewards helped them hit their fundraising targets for an ambitious new commissioning project.

Get involved in Jonathan Dove's new piece

Jonathan Dove’s Arion and the Dolphin, written for Making Music members, has its premiere season 2015-6. Find out how to join in!

Composers talking

In this guide, composers and performers will find a wonderful treasury of sound advice from a wide variety of composers with experience in writing for amateur groups.

Composer commissioning contract - template

If you're thinking of commissioning a composer to produce a work for your group, you can use this model commissioning contract to make sure that everything is clear and agreed for both you and the composer.

A step-by-step guide to commissioning new music

This guidance provides a step-by-step guide on how to commission new music. The guidelines are designed to help you choose a suitable composer for your group’s needs, negotiate the commissioning process, raise funds, market your piece successfully, and ensure future performances of your commission.

Resource: guide to commissioning

Commissioning new music is an exciting and rewarding process for voluntary music groups. We know a lot of our members are already doing it, but we think it’s something all groups could do.

Sign up for the new Jonathan Dove commission

We are delighted to tell you that our commission of a new choral work from one of the most popular composers of choral music, Jonathan Dove, funded by the Nicholas Berwin Charitable Trust, will be available for programming by Making Music members in the 2015-8 seasons.