Finding music for performance

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. 

Individual visits and consultations: Oxfordshire

Sharon Moloney, Member Engagement Manager, will be available in Oxfordshire to meet and talk with members from this area and beyond.

If you have a burning issue on which you would like some help or advice, or would simply like to say hi or find out more about Making Music, please get in touch to confirm an appointment. Sharon is available to attend concerts, rehearsals or committee meetings, or for individual appointments.

 

Topics you may wish to discuss include:

Location

OX1 Oxfordshire
United Kingdom

Individual visits and consultations: Essex

Sharon Moloney, Member Engagement Manager, will be available in Essex to meet and talk with members from this area and beyond.

If you have a burning issue on which you would like some help or advice, or would simply like to say hi or find out more about Making Music, please get in touch to confirm an appointment. Sharon is available to attend concerts, rehearsals or committee meetings, or for individual appointments.

 

Topics you may wish to discuss include:

Location

CO1 Essex
United Kingdom

Individual visits and consultations: Nottinghamshire

Sharon Moloney, Member Engagement Manager, will be available in Nottinghamshire to meet and talk with members from this area and beyond.

If you have a burning issue on which you would like some help or advice, or would simply like to say hi or find out more about Making Music, please get in touch to confirm an appointment. Sharon is available to attend concerts, rehearsals or committee meetings, or for individual appointments.

 

Topics you may wish to discuss include:

Location

NG1 Nottinghamshire
United Kingdom

Individual visits and consultations: Shropshire

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Location

SY1 Shropshire
United Kingdom

Individual visits and consultations: Lancashire

Sharon Moloney, Member Engagement Manager, will be available in Lancashire to meet and talk with members from this area and beyond.

If you have a burning issue on which you would like some help or advice, or would simply like to say hi or find out more about Making Music, please get in touch to confirm an appointment. Sharon is available to attend concerts, rehearsals or committee meetings, or for individual appointments.

 

Topics you may wish to discuss include:

Location

LA1 Lancashire
United Kingdom