“Make Music Work” – a one-day event for music makers

The following event could answer questions on building a career around your music, disband the myths and inspire you with more new ideas.

At only £25 (£15 students), including lunch and drinks after the event, 31st March is your opportunity to start or consolidate your plans for your future in music.

Building a successful and sustainable career in a challenging global landscape

Tuesday 31 March 2015, 9am – 6.30pm
Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Milton Court, London EC2Y 9BH

Milton Court London

Book your place – £25 or £20*/£15 students

Event summary

The challenges facing ambitious performers and composers have never been greater. Make Music Work, which will take place on Tuesday 31 March 2015 at Guildhall School’s Milton Court, aims to lift the lid on the myths and mysteries of professional music with a view to empowering and inspiring performers and composers across all musical genres.

In four stimulating sessions, interspersed with live music, panels of prominent music leaders and young professionals will discuss how to:

  • encourage creative initiative and artistic conviction
  • develop a distinctive ‘voice’ in the profession
  • build confidence and mitigate risk
  • avoid common pitfalls and exploitation
  • hone entrepreneurial skills
  • understand the underlying dynamics of the profession – how things really work.

View the full event schedule

Special guests include:

Alison Balsom (Trumpeter)
Ben Baker (Violinist)
James Brown (Hazard Chase)
Ivan Hewett (Music Critic, The Telegraph)
Ruby Hughes (Soprano)
Richard Morrison (Chief Music Critic, The Times)
Richard Paine (Faber Music)
Gabriel Prokofiev (Composer, Producer, Founder of Nonclassical)
Vanessa Reed (PRS for Music Foundation)
Gabriella Swallow (Cellist)
Igor Toronyi-Lalic (London Contemporary Music Festival)
Michelle Wright (Cause4)​
Toby Young (Composer)


Booking your place

Tickets for the event are £25 and include refreshments, lunch and post-event drinks.

Students can book at our specially discounted student rate of £15 or £20 for the event plus a year’s ISM student membership (see below for details).

We are taking bookings for this event through eventbrite. Book your place now via eventbrite.

If you have any queries or require further information, please call us on 020 7221 3499.

*Student membership offer

Students who are not members of the ISM, and are studying for a degree level or above qualification in music, can attend the event plus receive one year’s free ISM membership for just £20.

To take advantage of this offer, book your place via eventbrite by selecting the student ticket option and also select ‘Student membership for £5’. We will then contact you to take further details so that we can set up your student membership.

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