young people

Perform at one of 10 major railway stations next March for Give a Gig

Give a Gig is Youth Music’s flagship fundraising initiative, taking place from 16-25 March 2018. 

A teenager's 6 top tips for engaging with young members

As a young musician and member of ensembles and orchestras there are certain things which I enjoy and others which I don’t and ca

How to find new young members and audiences as an Arts Award Supporter

Arts Award is a range of qualifications provided by Trinity College that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world. This resource looks at why this could be a useful scheme for Making Music members to know about, and how to best interact with it as an Arts Award Supporter.

Recruiting young members: where to find them!

Our research into engaging under 35 year olds in music groups pointed to a need for better outreach and publicity. Young people might not be specifically looking for a group to join, or might not be aware of groups in their area. So instead of waiting for them to find you, go to where they are! But where might they be? Here are a few ideas to get you started.

1. Go to local businesses and offices

Most offices will have a fair number of under 35s amongst their staff. Try the following:

The millennial gap: Tips for recruiting younger members

Struggling to recruit younger members? In this guidance, reprinted from the Autumn 2016 issue of Highnotes, Making Music’s Youth Engagement Manager Xenia Davis has some suggestions.

The biggest barrier to young people joining music groups isn’t repertoire, or classical music being perceived as ‘stuffy’, or the age profile of the group.

Family Arts Conference 2017: redefining 'family'

This month I joined over 250 arts professionals at the bi-annual Family Arts Conference in Bristol to discuss and learn more abou

How to engage under-35s: Retention

This is the second set of recommendations drawn up following our research into young people’s attitudes towards making music. It follows on from the resource entitled How to engage under-35s: Recruitment.

How to engage under-35s: Recruitment

This is the first set of recommendations drawn up following our research into young people’s attitudes towards making music, and is written primarily for performing groups. There is a second set of recommendations as part of this series entitled How to engage under-35s: Retention. A set of recommendations tailored to promoting groups will follow.

Building new audiences

Founded in 1998 with the aim of developing the next generation of chamber music lovers and players, the charity CAVATINA Chamber

Touring, young people and Ohrworms

The logistical feat that is taking a musical group abroad and the challenges associated with an aging membership are two issues that we hear about