Publications

Christmas cards from Making Music

Help support Making Music to create more inspiring musical opportunities for people around the UK by buying our musical Christmas cards this year

Highnotes - autumn 2017

In the autumn issue of Highnotes we explore the history of music in workplaces, take a look at the free sheet music available as part of the new Adopt a Composer Legacy project, and review the success of this summer's Make Music Day UK.

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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.

Selected Artists - 2017

The 2017 edition of Selected Artists. Created by the Making Music SAP, and containing a selection of outstanding musicians available to all Making Music members.

Highnotes - summer 2017

In the summer issue of Highnotes we explore the pros and cons of music strreaming for members, take a look at new Musicians' Union guidance on paying professionals and chat to Battle of the Somme composer Laura Rossi.

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Highnotes - spring 2017

In this first issue of 2017 we fill you in our five-year plan, chat to member group North Devon Sinfonia, and Jen Farrant looks at ways to make sure your group is open to people with disabilities.

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Highnotes - Autumn 2016

In this edition of Highnotes, find out about what stops young people from joining groups, tips on developing young audiences, online learning and much more.

 

Survey Results: Young People and Participation in Amateur Music Groups

Research published today by Making Music sheds new light on the obstacles amateur music groups face when attracting younger members.

Making Music annual report - 2015

Read our Annual Report along with accounts for 2015.