Engaging professional artists

Helping your group to thrive (Bournemouth)

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

Citygate Centre
138a Holdenhurst Road
BH8 8AS Bournemouth
United Kingdom

Helping your group to thrive (Newark)

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

National Civil War Centre
Appleton Gate
NG24 1JY Newark
United Kingdom

Making local connections (Harrogate)

How do you find, get in touch with and build a relationship with the people who are important to your group? We'll discuss the ins and outs of making that first step, and how you can build a fruitful and lasting relationship. There will be opportunities to chat, ask questions, make connections and share experiences and advice. Making Music staff will share tips for talking to your local authority, and give you pointers on how to establish your own local connections.

More reasons to come:

Location

St Robert's Centre
3 Robert Street
HG1 1HP Harrogate
United Kingdom

Helping your group to thrive (London)

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

London Bridge Hive
1 Melior Place
SE1 3SZ 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