Arts Derbyshire Header Image

Music and sound art links

Music and sound art links

Website exploring Visual art, music, live art, performance, sound sculpture, interactive environments, site-specific installations, interdisciplinary collaborations.

Classical Guitar Academy
Derby-based classical guitar tuition, see: 

COMA (Contemporary Music-making for Amateurs) 
COMA  promotes participation in contemporary music for musicians of all abilities.

David Beard Music Production
A Derbyshire-based music production company supplying music and   sound design to a wide range of media including Film, Video & TV, Theatre & Dance Productions.

Derby Jazz Promoting live jass, organising jazz education and deveoping the jazz scene in Derby.

Derbyshire Music Education Hub
 A collaboration between key local and regional music organisations, led by the Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership, working together to create joined up, high quality music education in and out of school.

English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS)
National centre for the development of English Folk dance, song and music. Based at Cecil Sharpe House, London.

Firebird trust
Firebird Trust is a regional community arts and music organisation working with individual artists in Lincolnshire and Derbyshire with a focus on social inclusion and community development. 

Incorporated Society of Musicians
The professional association for all musicians in the UK. Website includes free information factsheets on careers in music. 

Lots for Tots 
East Midlands networking website -local events, classes, toddler groups, places to go and family-friendly businesses for parents, pre-schoolers, toddlers, babies and parents-to-be.

Making Music
Support for voluntary music making organisations 

Musicians Union
Trade union representing musicians in the UK.

Performing Rights Society Foundation
Offers funding for new music projects.

Sing for Pleasure
The national choral organisation

Sound and Music
The Sonic Arts Network provides opportunities and resources for composers and performance artists working in electro-acoustic music.

Sound Sense  
Sound Sense is the UK development agency for community music. The agency supports organisations and individuals who help people make music in their communities through music workshops and teaching, supporting professional development, providing information and advice and raising awareness of issues in community music. 

Story and Rhyme times in Derbyshire
Information about Rhythm and Rhyme sessions in Derbyshire libraries and Children's Centres.

The Association of British Orchestras
The Association of British Orchestras (ABO) supports, develops and advances the interests and activities of the orchestral profession in the UK. 

The Under-Fives
Things to do with young children in Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

ViVa is the only fully professional chamber orchestra in the East Midlands, with a strong track record in commissioning from Black, minority and ethnic composers, promoter development, residency opportunities for promising young musicians, outreach, and community development.

Featured artists

Angela Thompson

Angela Thompson

Paula Sharples

Paula Sharples

Richard Bett

Richard Bett


Derbyshire Festivals

Take a look at all the amazing festivals that Derbyshire has to offer right throughout 2020, right on your doorstep - come along, join in the fun and see the world-class entertainment.

Arts Derbyshire on Facebook and Twitter

Come and join in the conversation.