Finding music for performance

Information and advice event (Taunton): Making local connections

Join us to discuss the best ways of making a wide range of connections, whether it's key local figures and organisations, other local groups, suppliers, potential funders and sponsors, the media or even new audiences.

Location

Museum of Somerset
Taunton Castle Castle Green
TA1 4AA Taunton
United Kingdom

Information and advice event (Manchester): helping your group to thrive

Making Music is hosting this free information and advice event for music groups to make connections, discuss aspects of running your group and find out the latest news from Making Music.

 

We'll talk about:

  • Growing your audience and membership
  • Sourcing sheet music without breaking your budget
  • Funding for your group and other ways to improve your income
  • What makes an effective and motivated committee?
  • Anything else that arises!

 

Location

St Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
M12 6FZ Manchester
United Kingdom

How and where to source music

This guidance is aimed at providing all the information you need to act as your group's librarian - from sourcing music to dealing with copyright.

Hiring music from publishers

Whether you need choral scores or a set of orchestral parts, the procedures outlined below will help to ensure that you receive what you want, when you want it. These guidelines have been developed to help avoid misunderstandings, delays and errors on the part of users and publishers alike.

Orchestral conductors' day

 

Announcing our first ever orchestral conducting day!

 

Making Music have teamed up with the Association of British Choral Directors (abcd) to hold a day of talks and workshops especially aimed at conductors and music directors of Making Music member orchestras.

 

Taking place on Saturday 25 August at Leeds Beckett University Headingley Campus, the timetable of the day will include:

Location

Leeds Beckett University LS6 3QS Leeds
United Kingdom

Discounted sheet music and learning tracks from ChoirCommunity

ChoirCommunity is offering Making Music members a 15% discount of sheet music and learning tracks.  

What is ChoirCommunity? 

ChoirCommunity is a website that helps choirs find accessible, enjoyable and affordable sheet music and learning tracks.  

Two of the biggest challenges leisure-time choirs face is the cost of sheet music and getting permission to arrange music to suit their choir. The ChoirCommunity website offers: 

Adopt a Composer scheme

Applications  for the 2018-19 projects are now closed. 

Finding music for performance – what you need to know

Discovering new music, deciding what to perform and actually sourcing the sheet music can be both the most fun and frustrating parts of running a music group.

Whether you’re looking for new repertoire, thinking of commissioning or just trying to find the cheapest option for the sheet music you need, we have resources to help.

Adopt a Composer legacy: Re-scored pieces for member groups to perform

Composers who took part in the 2016/17 project have re-scored their pieces to make them more accessible to groups of other kinds. These new versions are now available for Making Music member groups to download for free and perform.

Sing or play Danyal Dhondy's choral companion piece to Fauré’s Requiem for free

Danyal Dhondy's Still the Sirens is a new piece commissioned by Making Music specifically for leisure-time vocal groups as a companion piece to Fauré’s Requiem. The parts are available free to Making Music members until July 2020 in digital format.

The new work Still the Sirens is approximately 28-30 minutes long and you can now download the full score for free.

Download the full score