The UK’s Leading Diary Service for Orchestral and Session Musicians
Est. 1976, 38 years of service to the music industry.

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About Us

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..

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Percussionist required for Summer Music School

Saturday 2nd August 2014

The Canford Summer School are looking for a Percussionist to help out at their summer school programmes. The dates are: 3rd -10th August - Wind Orchestra - You would be required from 16:30 on the 3rd, then each day would be three session days. 10th-17th August - Symphony Orchestra - You would be required from 16:30 on the 10th, then each day would be three session days. This work carries NO fee or expenses, but you would get full board whilst you are there. There is no gear to provide If you are interested, please contact MAS on 01306500000 or

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