Finding music for performance

Information and advice event (Cambridge): 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

Homerton College Conference Centre
Harrison Drive
CB2 8PH Cambridge
United Kingdom

Information and advice event (Manchester): Tour and talk about the Henry Watson Library

Tour and talk about the Henry Watson Library, one of the largest and most renowned public music libraries in the UK, including discussion about current issues around music libraries and music sourcing.

This event will be run by Ros Edwards who manages the Henry Watson Library and Barbara Eifler, Executive Director for Making Music who has been campaigning for music libraries and working with local authorities to maintain such resources for the use of music groups.

We'll talk about:

Location

Henry Watson Music Library
St Peter's Square
M2 5PD Manchester
United Kingdom

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

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

Composers who took part in the 2015/16 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.

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.

Composer birth and death dates for copyright status

This list of composers’ dates is intended to assist groups in determining the copyright status of works they are performing or promoting. Note that this is by no means an exhaustive list but hopefully it provides a useful starting point. Composers still in copyright as of 2017 are printed in bold.

If you need further guidance on performing rights fees then please see our further guidance:

A Festival of Making Music

Scottish members and guests are warmly invited to join award-winning educator Professor Richard Michael BEM for a weekend of creative music-making in the beautiful Perthshire countryside. Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland, The Festival of Making Music will take place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October at Kilgraston School in Bridge of Earn by Perth.

Location

Kilgraston School
Bridge of Earn
PH2 9BQ Perthshire
United Kingdom

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.

Music Day UK - London

Music Day UK is a national celebration of music in all forms across the UK. It happens on 21 June each year, the same date as many other countries around the world - making it part of a truly international celebration.

 

Join the Making Music Choir by the River Thames at More London, as we sing to celebrate Music Day! Our choir will be made up of staff, volunteers, members, friends and passers-by. Led by Janna Goodwille, we'll learn and perform a variety of songs suitable for all vocal ranges and abilities.

 

Location

The Scoop
More London
SE1 2DB London
United Kingdom