Music sites that may be of interest.

UK Composer Groups

Click here for spnm's guide to composer groups throughout the UK.

The guide is continually updated, so see if any more groups have been added in your area.

UK Composers

Click here for links to UK composers

International organisations

Classical Composers Database
Maintained by Jos Smeets in Utrecht, The Netherlands

Djerassi Resident Artists Program
Located one hour south of San Francisco, California. Offers four-week residencies, at no cost, to artists in the disciplines of music composition, media arts/new genres, literature, choreography, and visual arts.


International Association of Music Information Centres

Paris-based Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musicque

Irish Contemporary Music Centre
The Contemporary Music Centre documents and promotes Irish music

New Music Network
Australian new music resource

Other Minds
San Francisco based festival dedicated to new and unusual music in all its forms

Australian new music resource

International performing groups

Ensemble Aleph


UK performing groups

BBC Symphony Orchestra
One of the country's leading orchestras

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
The core work of BCMG is the performance of new and 20th century music.

London Sinfonietta
The specialist new music ensemble

New Noise
Oboe and Percussion duo

New music ensemble

Manchester-based new music ensemble

Specialising in new opera

UK Performers

Jeremy Huw Williams

Darragh Morgan

On line Resources
Offering online listening, downloads, custom CDs, and information to expand your classical music knowledge

Digital Music Archives

The Future of Modern Music
Featuring articles on music

New Music
An online journal, featuring articles on contemporary music and interviews with international composers, edited by Christopher Fox and James Saunders
A network ofcomposers and performers aiming to propagate knowledge of music by composers unfamiliar to the listening public.

featuring compositions from unpublished composers all over the world.

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UK organisations

British Council Music Unit
A range of information resources on British music for colleagues and partners around the world

British Music Information Centre
A library and a resource for 20th Century British classical music, including a database of the complete BMIC collection

The Arts Council's touring scheme, which aims to increase range and availability of new music to audiences across the country

Promotes contemporary music performable by amateur players. Visit its music library, and listing of events and music-making opportunities

Offers website design and email services specifically for UK-based composers.

Contemporary Music Promotions
Provides a service to composers in need of assistance with the contractual and financial detail of any commission that has been offered.

Fulbright Commission
Extablished in 1948 to promote and support educational exchange between the UK & USA.

Genesis Foundation
Organisers of the Genesis Prize Opera

Jazz Services
The UK's national organisation for jazz – has one of the most exhaustive series of jazz links pages

Making Music
Making Music, The National Federation of Music Societies, is the nationwide organisation for amateur music-making groups.

National Campaign for the Arts
The site of the only independent campaign covering all the arts. News and briefings on current issues, information on lobbying ministers and MPs and links to many UK arts organisations

National Foundation for Youth Music
A major source of information for young people on music issues. They offer advice and guidance in all areas of music, with the aim of supporting and assisting young people to achieve their musical aspirations.

Independent record label set up to record new music by British composers.

Oriana Publications
Small independent music publisher specialising in contemporary music.

Paulos Records
A small independent record label specializing in avant-garde classical, jazz and crossover musics.


Scottish Music Information Centre
promoting Scottish composers

Short Songs
Music with really good titles... which is not difficult or challenging!

Score notation package

Sonic Arts Network
The national association of composers, performers, teachers and others interested in the creative use of technology in composition and performance

New sounds from open ears - mail-order CD releases from Joanna MacGregor through Unknown Public

Welsh Music Foundation
an Economic Development project offering information adn advice contemporary music industries in Wales

UK educational establishments

Lambeth Music Service

Manchester University