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Creative Scotland Adopt a Composer pairing

To apply to take part in the Adopt a Composer project, complete and submit the online form below. If you would prefer to complete the application form as a Word doc, or if you have any further questions, please contact Sally Palmer at sally@makingmusic.org.uk

The deadline for group applications is 5pm, Monday 1 July 2019. Following this, we will contact shortlisted applicants to arrange a 10 minute phone call with us as part of the selection process. 

Adopt a Composer: Meet your neighbours

Composer Esmeralda Conde Ruiz on memory, archives and human nature as influences in her Adopt a Composer collaboration with The F

New British Songbook commission needs choirs of all shapes and sizes from across the UK!

Director Rebecca Hanbury and composer Alex Groves, commissioned by Sky Arts and funded by Arts Council England, are looking for c

Can everyone sing?

A new project sets out to challenge the idea that ‘singing is just about confidence’ and asks how we can reach adult 'non-singers'

Ringing in the New Year

The moment of truth arrives as composer Peter Yarde Martin tests out his new composition with the Bellfolk Handbell Ringers for t

Making connections

Executive Director Barbara Eifler reflects on how – despite borders on a map – leisure-time music groups in different countries f

A homecoming in Newcastle

Composer Edmund Hunt looks back on his first rehearsals with Newcastle-based choir The Singers for the Adopt a Composer project. 

Why standing still is not an option and a project can be a beautiful thing

All you want to do every Wednesday is turn up and have a good old sing or play through some nice music, and then go home and forg

'Barricades' – Remembering Cable Street

During the Autumn of 1936, Oswald Moseley led the British Union of Fascists on a march through the streets of East London, in wha