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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

What's the score?

Thursday 4 January 2018 at 7:45pm, Bellfolk Handbell Ringers met at Honingham Village Hall in Norfolk.

Nothing to fret about

Since meeting our composer Esmeralda at the Adopt a Composer launch in September, I've found it to be a complete joy getting to k

Top tips for arranging pieces for amateur ensembles

Making Music volunteer Martin Jones – an experienced composer and arranger of music for amateur ensembles – gives us his top tips for success.

Farewell to Guy Woolfenden, composer and patron of Birmingham Symphonic Winds

British composer Guy Woolfenden, patron of Making Music member Birmingham Symphonic Winds, has passed away.

A tribute to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the longest serving President of Making Music

We were sad to hear of the death on 14 March of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-2016), world-renowned composer, conductor and Making Music President for 27 years.

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.

Find a Musical Vacancy

Looking to use your musical (or non-musical) talents to get involved in music making? Use our simple search filters to find opportunities with amateur music groups near you.