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..

Latest News

Electric Violin & Electric Cello needed for ‘The Music Troupe’

Monday 7th July 2014

‘The Music Troupe’ is looking for a Violinist and a Cellist for two contemporary classical concerts on 9th & 10th August. The concerts will feature solo parts and it is envisaged that either or both players will also musically direct the performance from cued parts (as there will not be a conductor).

Sub-Principal Flute Vacancy

Tuesday 17th June 2014

The Orchestra of Welsh National Opera currently has a vacancy for a Sub-Principal Flute (doubling piccolo and playing principal as required).

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