MAC Makes Music

About Us

MAC Makes Music is an award-winning programme* providing innovative music making opportunities for children and young people with limited access to music provision. Our passion is to offer children and young people high quality music making experiences led by a team of highly experienced musicians. The young person’s voice and creativity is at the heart of a diverse music offer which celebrates musical, social, and personal outcomes equally.

MAC is a strategic partner of Youth Music working towards creating a musically inclusive England, where every child can access music-making opportunities, regardless of their circumstances. Through MAC Makes Music, we champion innovation in music making approaches, support workforce development and advocate for equality in music education in partnership with Music Education Hubs.

Outstanding Musical Initiative, Music and Drama Education Awards, 2020

* Excellence in Primary & Early Years, 'Tune into Listening' Music Award for Excellence, 2017



An Outcomes Approach

The MAC Makes Music programme is split across 3 levels to ensure a multi-pronged approach towards sustainable musical inclusion; strategy, workforce development, and musical delivery. Every year we work hard to build on our progress towards the 7 outcomes of our current Youth Music grant, which are listed below.

Click on each outcome to find out more about MAC Makes Music and what we do to help achieve musical inclusion across the West Midlands, or download the full 2020-21 report below.




As a programme that advocates for critical reflection and lifelong learning, we requested a detailed review of the 2020-21 year from our external evaluators, Quench Arts. The report looks at each outcome we are working on and reviews the progress we’re making towards them. We are delighted to share some of the lovely quotes, stories, case studies, ideas, and challenges that we have faced over the past year.



0121 446 3222    |     jen.loffman@macbirmingham.co.uk    |    @macmakesmusic