The UK’s Leading Diary Service for Orchestral and Session Musicians
Est. 1976, 37 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..

Latest News

String players required for Chamber Orchestra

Tuesday 15th April 2014

Neil Colledge is looking for a principal violin, second violin, viola player & two cellists to join him in a new chamber orchestra. An exhibition concert is planned during the summer holidays, on the green in front of his home in Littleport, Cambridgeshire. Although the concert would be free, they would provide refreshments & the group is certainly intended to be a commercial venture playing for recordings, concerts, weddings & functions. The first concert would be of the fifth Brandenburg concerto by Bach & an orchestral piece chosen by the players, with a rehearsal in Littleport around the end of July. If you are interested, please contact MAS

The Welsh National Opera are currently looking to recruit a Trainee Repetiteur

Wednesday 9th April 2014

Application Deadline: 28 April 2014. More information is available at:

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