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theamauk.org

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artsdevelopmentuk.org

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www.abcd.org.uk

'The only UK organisation which is devoted entirely to supporting those leading choral music, both amateur and professional. We are committed to promoting, improving and maintaining opportunities for the professional development of all those leading singing of any kind, whether in the classroom or in the community. Our 800+ members represent nearly 2000 choral groups and include teachers, composers, singers and students, leading singing of all kinds. We run an extensive programme of courses and workshops, which cater for leaders of all kinds of singing, age groups and experience using a network of the best choral leadership trainers in the country.'

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www.abo.org.uk

'The national body representing the collective interests of professional orchestras, youth ensembles and the wider classical music industry throughout the UK. Our mission is to enable and support an innovative, collaborative and sustainable orchestral sector by providing advice, support, intelligence and information to the people who make British orchestras a global success.'

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www.aofess.org.uk

'The members comprise performers, teachers and those with an interest in our core aim, which is "to encourage the communication of English words, in singing and speech, with clarity, understanding and imagination".'

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www.festivalorganisers.org

‘A membership group of like-minded festival and event managers who believe in learning and teaching, sharing and networking to continuously improve the festival scene. Created in 1987 with a small gathering of people working in the community festival business, it now has over 250 members who exchange ideas and support one another to help develop our sector.’

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www.musicindie.com

‘A trade body established in 1999 to provide a collective voice for the UK’s independent music industry. AIM represents over 800 member companies, from the largest and most respected labels in the World, to small start-ups and individual artists releasing their own music for the first time. AIM promotes this exciting and diverse sector globally and provides a range of services to members, enabling member companies to grow, grasp new opportunities and break into new markets.’

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aotos.org.uk

‘Founded in 1975 to promote a wider understanding of all aspects of the teaching of singing. We create opportunities which bring together teachers from all over the world. All AOTOS activities and services are open to members specialising in teaching any expression of song: from classical, through music theatre and folk, to jazz, rock and gospel; privately or in school, college or conservatoire.’

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basca.org.uk

‘BASCA fosters a sense of community amongst British songwriters, lyricists and composers and encourages the next generation of professional music writers. Members benefit from the campaigning and lobbying activity we undertake on behalf of all UK songwriters and composers. The online members’ directory and forum are a great place for self-promotion, marketing, asking your peers for advice and scouting out collaboration opportunities. We have a First Performance Directory – designed to appeal to our ever-growing classical community, to upload details of premieres and this will appear in the Events calendar.‘

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www.federationoffestivals.org.uk

... for Music, Dance and Speech: 'For nearly 100 years, we have been supporting community festivals to provide local opportunities for young performers. We support almost 300 festivals across the UK & Ireland and beyond ...'

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www.artsfestivals.co.uk

‘A vibrant membership organisation founded in December 1969, covering the widest span of arts and science festivals in the UK. Our members include a huge range of genres including performing arts, literature, music, visual arts and outdoor arts. These include many of the large international cultural events, such as the Edinburgh International Festival and Cheltenham Festivals, through to small dynamic festivals such as the Corsham Festival and volunteer run festivals like Frome Festival and Proms at St Jude's.’

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www.bamt.org

'The professional body for music therapy in the UK, providing both practitioners and non-practitioners with information, professional support, and training opportunities. It is also a charity committed to promoting and raising awareness of music therapy, and providing information to the general public.'

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www.bapam.org.uk

‘A healthcare charity giving medical advice to people working and studying in the performing arts. BAPAM help you overcome (and preferably avoid) work-related health problems, and we are dedicated to sharing knowledge about healthy practice.’

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www.singbarbershop.com

‘A registered charity supporting male barbershop singing in the UK. We are the largest barbershop organisation outside of North America, and have 60 registered choruses (choirs) and over 100 registered barbershop quartets. More and more people are experiencing the thrill and excitement of singing harmony in the distinctive barbershop style, which has resulted in a significant increase in the membership of our association. They all share the joy of singing - but it’s the harmony that makes the difference!’

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clavichord.org.uk

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www.bfs.org.uk

'Europe's oldest flute organisation has a lot to offer its members. Pan, the Society's journal, is recognised world-wide as a highly informative and entertaining flute journal. Three times a year Pan brings you articles on all aspects of the flute and flute playing. It is the authoritative guide to the latest flute news, listings of concerts, courses and reviews of new music, books and recordings.'

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bfe.org.uk

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www.harpsichord.org.uk

‘Promotes awareness, enjoyment, study, playing and ownership of harpsichords and related plucked keyboard instruments (such as the spinet and virginals) in Britain. Our aim is to create more public awareness and encourage more people to enjoy and play the harpsichord ... We compile a diary each month for our UK members; you can plan your concert-going with details of recitals and events featuring the Harpsichord that will take place throughout the British Isles during the forthcoming three months.‘

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www.british-horn.org

‘Exists to stimulate interest in all aspects of horn playing ... Membership includes three magazines per year and discounted tickets to the annual BHS festival each autumn.‘

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www.britishviolasociety.co.uk

‘The British Viola Society (BVS) welcomes membership from all violists: students, amateurs and professionals and also aficionados of the instrument ... aiming to support, promote and encourage every aspect of playing, teaching, composing and research relevant to the viola in Great Britain ... The British Viola Society is a member of the International Viola Society (IVS). 7% of members’ subscriptions go to the IVS, bringing together around 1500 violists across eighteen countries.’

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cinema-organs.org.uk

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www.cassgb.org

‘Founded in 1976 for the benefit of anyone with an interest in these instruments and the music playable on them (which increasingly means just about anything!). We are very proud to be an organisation for everyone, young or old, keen amateur, student or celebrated soloist, from Great Britain or abroad. We know that everyone who joins will be looking for something slightly different from the Society ... CASS believes passionately in keeping the arts in a prominent place in contemporary society, and in these challenging times we hope to be among those to support the arts that they might be there for all to enjoy in the future. With this in mind, we offer funding for events and new works.‘

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www.efdss.org

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www.thefrms.co.uk

’As the "National Federation of Gramophone Societies", the Federation was launched in 1936. Although the title has been changed to reflect more recent developments, the aims of the movement have remained basically unaltered and the attraction is still present in the 21st century as over 200 societies continue to ply their trade. Recorded Music Societies are an integral but often unsung part of our musical fabric offering appreciation and understanding of music in stimulating and convivial company.’

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fcm.org.uk

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www.galpinsociety.org

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www.churchmusicians.org

‘The Guild was formed in 1888 and exists to encourage all musicians within the Church to attain the highest standards of music in the worship of Almighty God. Membership is open to anyone interested in church music and whilst the majority of members live in the UK the Guild has members living in all parts of the world.‘

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www.hrgb.org.uk

‘The aim of the Society, which was formed in 1967, is "To advance, provide and encourage for the public benefit the art of handbell tune ringing in all its forms." It is the only national organisation supporting handbell, handchime and Belleplate players ... The Society is organised into 8 regions giving access to a nationwide network of handbell ringers from all walks of life and of varying abilities. Each region holds rallies where teams have the chance to ring individually or to combine to ring the same piece of music in “massed” ringing.’

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iao.org.uk

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www.ism.org

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www.imms-uk.org.uk

'The Society was founded in the United Kingdom on 1st January 1977, initially from members of the Band Section of the Military Historical Society ... The Society expanded rapidly with the formation of overseas branches and in 1998 an International Committee was formed to govern the Society, whilst the United Kingdom membership was established as a branch of the Society rather than the central nucleus as hitherto.'

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www.legato-choirs.com

'Lesbians and Gays singing together | Umbrella Organisation for Lesbian and Gay Choirs in Europe'

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www.lightmusicsociety.com

'Exists to promote and champion Light Music throughout the world. It is also provides the necessary administration for the Library of Light-Orchestral Music ... The Society promotes a huge number of events throughout the year and annually mounts its own event where members can share their love for the Light Music genre.'

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www.bachlive.co.uk

'Founded in 1946, is the UK’s premier Bach Society and is dedicated to bringing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach "live" to both the devoted follower and curious newcomer. Our story is about a pioneering voyage of continuing musical discovery, innovation and adventure presented in the company of a Who’s Who of solo artistry, and a loyal and enthusiastic public following.'

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www.londoncellos.org

‘Promotes the art of cello playing, preserving its great traditions while encouraging its continuing development. The Society exists for the benefit of young students, professional players and teachers, for amateur players and lovers of the cello and its repertoire. As the “home” for cellists in the United Kingdom, the Society has presented some of the most exciting cello events of the concert season ... Our annual season also features educational events at major venues and cellist-composer celebrations, as well as a CelloDay for young students and special events for adult learners.’

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www.forumcomposers.org.uk

'Membership is open to composers living in and around London, UK ... LCF supports and promotes the work of its members (both amateur and professional), provides opportunities for learning, feedback on works in progress and discussion of ideas, and organises concerts for performance of new works by its members. The group also helps stimulate the creation of new works by co-ordinating workshops, tutorials and seminars on a wide range of composition related topics, from composition styles and theory through to the quirks of writing for particular instrumentations. There are no selection criteria for membership and the member composers range from beginners to professional composers with many years experience.'

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www.lutesociety.org

‘Exists to promote the lute and its music. Members get a new member's pack of 100 pages of lute music, a quarterly magazine, Lute News, with music supplement, an annual journal, The Lute, discounts on our growing range of publications and other benefits. Even if you can't make it to our meetings, playing days, and residential weekends in Britain, joining is an excellent way of building up your music library, and keeping in touch with other lute players, and with news in the lute world.’

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www.mec.org.uk

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www.mia.org.uk

‘The UK trade body that represents the interests of UK businesses making and selling musical instruments and associated products. Manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishers and supporting businesses all come within our scope.’

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www.musicmark.org.uk

Music Mark is a membership organisation for Music Services and/or Lead Organisations of a Music Education Hub, their teaching and support teams, their partners and their schools. We aim to enable our members, and the wider music education sector, to deliver high-quality musical and social outcomes for all children and young people.’

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mpaonline.org.uk

‘Represents the full diversity of the UK’s music publishing sector. We act on behalf of 260 businesses that invest in, license works by, and support the livelihoods of songwriters, composers and lyricists – ranging from the UK’s largest and most established music publishers to independents and start-ups across all genres. These companies are the engine room of British music – they support our music makers – and drive an extraordinary cultural and economic success story.’

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www.musiciansunion.org.uk

'A trade union run for its 30,000 members ... You're a musician, not a lawyer. You want to make music, not unduly worry about unpaid fees, cancelled bookings and intellectual property rights. That's why you join the Musicians' Union  ...'

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www.nationalassociationofchoirs.org.uk

'An organisation run by volunteer officers with the aim of promoting choral music across the UK. To do this we provide help and assistance to member choirs, via this website, our periodic magazines News & Views, contact numbers and email addresses ... Our membership is growing rapidly, and numbers in excess of 700 choirs all around the UK. If you would like to find a choir local to you, see the Choirs link, and follow either the Choirs map or go to the geographic Group that interests you.'

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www.earlymusic.info/nema.php

‘Has existed since 1981 to bring together all concerned with early music and to forge links with other early music organisations in the UK and around the world. NEMA also acts to represent musicians in the early music field to outside bodies, when required. Whatever your interest in early music - amateur or professional, scholar or performer, listener, instrument maker or CD buyer - you should join Nema.’

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harmonica.co.uk

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naturalvoice.net

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plainsong.org.uk

‘Founded in 1888, exists to promote the performance and study of liturgical chant and medieval polyphony, through the publication of editions, facsimiles and scholarly articles, and through educational and liaison events.’

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uk-ireland.proudvoices.org

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www.rma.ac.uk

'The foremost society in the UK dedicated to the study of music. Membership is open to any individual interested in musical research.'

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www.rspba.org

'The heart and home of Pipe Bands world wide. The RSPBA is the recognised Centre of Excellence for the promotion and development of Pipe Band Music internationally.'

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www.srp.org.uk

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www.soundsense.org

‘We are a membership organisation that provides support to organisations and individuals who help people make music in their communities - through leading music workshops and teaching - by providing these services: * supporting their professional development and providing opportunities to network; * giving information and advice and helping people make contacts; * raising awareness of issues in community music; * running a membership scheme.’

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www.ukmusic.org

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www.welshassocmalechoirs.co.uk

‘In 1962, a group of 26 choirs formed an association to collectively address the needs of Male Choirs. Nowadays, the Association has 91 members including 11 members from elsewhere in the UK, 1 in the Channel Islands and 5 overseas members. Since its formation, the Association has increased in numbers and gained experience, which has made it a much more professional body and better able to achieve its aims and objectives.’

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www.wgma.org.uk

'As a voluntary group with no political, religious or other persuasion, the objectives of the Association are to study, preserve, perform, teach and enjoy the sacred and secular music and song of west gallery and allied traditions, together with their settings within a social and historical context.'

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www.womeninmusic.org.uk

‘A national membership organisation that celebrates women's music making across all genres of music. We raise awareness of gender issues in music and support women musicians in their professional development.’

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