Engaging professional artists

Helping your group to thrive (Bristol)

Making Music is hosting this free 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!

More reasons to come:

Location

St Michael's Centre
North Road Stoke Gifford
BS34 8PD Bristol
United Kingdom

Instrumental ensemble leadership day

Run in assocation with Orchestras for All's Conductors for Change programme, our instrumental ensemble leadership training workshop gives you the opportunity to develop your ensemble leadership skills in an active and supportive musical environment. You’ll spend the day working hands-on with two friendly orchestras (one adult, one youth) and receive expert guidance from the Orchestras for All conducting team. All experience levels of ensemble leadership are welcome.

Location

St Marylebone School
64 Marylebone High Street
W1U 5BA London
United Kingdom

The committee members' toolkit

The prospect of joining a music group committee for the first time can be daunting, so we've put together some resources to help you feel more confident about your role. Or even if you're well settled on a committee, it's always helpful to have guidance to refer to along the way. 

You'll need to have your website login handy to view most of these resources so if you don't have one, please get in touch with us.

Selected Artists 2020-21 flyer

Each year, Making Music publishes the Selected Artists Guide, to help promote excellent and affordable musicians and ensembles.

Help us spread the word about the Selected Artists guide to as many musicians as possible! Especially if you have hosted any artists in your most recent season that you would particularly recommend, do let them know about the guide and the opportunities it offers them to promote themselves, and encourage them to apply. 

Selected Artists guide - 2018

The 2018 edition of Selected Artists. Created by the Making Music Selected Artists Panel, and containing a selection of outstanding musicians available to all Making Music members.

PDGYA presentation concert and Making Music AGM

Our annual presentation concert by the winners of the Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Artists (PDGYA) is a brilliant chance to see some of our best young musical talent perform live. The 2018 winners are: 

Location

Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
WC1R 4RL London
United Kingdom

Template contract for working with a Music Director

This model contract has been developed to provide a starting point for negotiations when engaging a Music Director.

Information and advice sessions (Around Bangor, North Wales): Helping your group to thrive

An opportunity to meet Wales Manager, Abby Charles, to talk about all aspects of running your group.

Location

LL57 1PA Bangor
United Kingdom

Information and Advice (Mold): Every penny counts – tips for improving your income

In an age where funding is increasingly hard to obtain, how can you maximise your income in other areas?

We’ll hear about members who have had success in raising money by other methods, and we’ll share advice and experiences with each other on what has – and hasn’t – worked for you. Making Music staff will also have some top tips for gaining those vital extra pennies.

We'll talk about:

Location

Parkfields Community Centre
1 Elm Drive
CH7 1SF Mold
United Kingdom

Selected Artists guide - 2017

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