Support us


Our Friends Scheme, along with Ensemble Membership provides CoMA’s only current source of regular funding, enabling us to continue to provide opportunities for musicians of all ages and abilities to participate in contemporary music, develop our training and support programme for emerging composers, extend our international links and run our flagship contemporary music summer school and the Festival of Contemporary Music for All.

Joining our Friends scheme underpins our very existence and and is open to anyone who supports our aims  – whether they be members of our audiences, past participants of CoMA courses and ensembles, composers featured in the CoMA catalogue, music organisations or professional musicians.

Levels of support

Standard£3 per month
Silver£5 per month
Gold £10 per month
Benefactor£20 per month
Friends application formpdf

If you have any questions about the Friends scheme please email

Ensemble Membership

Those playing or singing in CoMA Ensembles are required to be Ensemble Members of CoMA nationally. This funding helps CoMA support the ensembles, with music, marketing, insurance, membership of Making Music and development. This is separate from local subscriptions which fund Music Director and venue costs.

Membership levels

Standard£3 per month
Concessions * £2 per month
Students (full time)£1 per month

* Job Seeker’s Allowance, income-based benefit or state pension as main source of income

Ensemble members who can afford to do so can support CoMA at a higher level by also joining the Friends scheme.

Ensemble Membership application formpdf

If you have any questions about Ensemble Membership please email

Standing orders

Please consider paying (or renewing) your Friends or Ensemble membership by standing order  – it saves us a great deal in administration and enables us to get on with the real work of commissioning, setting up new ensembles, and organising training schemes and music courses. You can complete the  standing order details on the application form or (preferably) set one up yourself if you bank on-line payable to

Name of account: COMA
Sort Code: 20-57-06
Account Number: 4053 4242
with Friends or Ensemble (as appropriate) plus your name as the reference

Commissioning programme

We commission at least five works a year from both established and talented emerging composers. This programme, so vital the success of our mission, has resulted in a unique and much valued collection of a thousand contemporary works suitable for a wide range of ensembles and abilities. These works are regularly used by music colleges and conservatoires, and performed by youth, amateur and professional ensembles in major international festivals such as Bath, the Huddersfield contemporary and Sounds New.

Please contact if you are interested in supporting our commissioning programme.


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CoMA is grateful for funding support from the the following organisations