From contemporary, jazz, classical and popular music to that written for film, dance and other creative media, spnm is one of the main advocates of new music in Britain today.

spnm was founded in 1943 and continues to fulfil and build upon the brief that spurred its existence: to promote and advance the education of the public by encouraging the understanding, appreciation and development of music composed by living musicians born or resident in the UK, and of music generally as expressed in any other medium or form.

spnm achieves this through its eclectic annual programme of concerts, events, workshops and collaborations and through its monthly publication new notes. Guest artistic directors add their own special flavour: Deirdre Gribbin will be our next Artistic Director for the season 2003/2004.

Through its award-winning work with composers of all ages, spnm generates an interest in the new. Work is brought to the public ear through partnership, dialogue and interaction with performers and audiences. Through this process the mystery which has surrounded the composition of new music is dispelled.

There are no boundaries. spnm will continue to develop this forum of inspiration and support for audiences, performers, composers and other creative artists over the next fifty years and beyond.

Click here to download a printable membership form (pdf format)

To keep up to date with the work of spnm or to become a member, telephone us on 020 7407 1640 or contact us at the following address:

4th Floor
18–20 Southwark St
London SE1 1TJ

spnm in a nutshell . . .

presents concerts, seminars, lectures and creative workshops throughout the UK

2002/2003 season


selects new works and composers for promotion and performance

composer opportunities

publishes and distributes the monthly listing magazine new notes

event listings
new notes editorial

researches, resources and implements ground-breaking musical activity for 16-19 year olds

New Adventures in Composition

provides a forum for collaboration and interaction across many different arts disciplines

2000/2001 season
composer opportunities

spnm has no equivalent anywhere else in the world so join us now!

click here to download a printable membership form (pdf format)

E-mail us for membership information.


Ordinary £18
Student/OAP/UB40 £5
Friends / Joint members £30
Joint Friends £50
Junior (under 18, non-voting) £5
Patron £100
Schools £25
Corporate member