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Est. 1976, 39 years of service to the music industry.

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The Musician’s Answering Service was founded in 1976 by Richard Smith and was the first diary service to cater to both the orchestral and session world.  As a busy freelance oboist he recognised the difficulties musicians had trying to balance their playing commitments whilst ensuring they were available when fixers called.  Thirty five years later and now supporting over 1000 clients, MAS has established a reputation within the classical music business for professionalism and reliability.

A diary service is like a PA handling all your professional enquiries; ensuring that you do not lose out on work because you are not immediately contactable and taking care of all the necessary communication between yourself and the orchestras who book you, giving you the time to concentrate on playing. In today’s competitive freelance world a diary service is an indispensable tool for the successful musician. Read on..

Latest News

Fiddler on the Roof, Haslemere, 22-28 March

Thursday 19th March 2015

Justin Luke is fixing a band for performances of Fiddler On The Roof for the Haslemere Players, based in Haslemere, Surrey. Dates: 22nd March band call, 3-5.15pm. Performances: dress rehearsal on 23rd then performances every night until 28th March at 7.30pm, and a matinee also on the 28th at 2.30pm. He is looking for a Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Cello, Double Bass and percussion (drum kit, finger cymbals, timpani, timbales, triangle, xylophone, bells, wood block, chimes, mark tree, glock are all listed, but he says as much of this as possible will be fine) Venue: The Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 2AS. Fee: £32 per call, made up to £260 for all 8 calls. The fee being what it is I'm not hoping for miracles, but it might suit somebody within reasonable distance to Haslemere. If you're interested, please contact MAS.

Auditions for Violin Duo ELEKTRA

Saturday 7th March 2015

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