Barbara Eifler

Chief Executive, Making Music

Making Music is the association for leisure-time music groups in the UK. Its 3,600+ members – choirs of all kinds, orchestras, brass bands, ukulele groups, drumming circles, folk bands, string ensembles, and more – comprise around 200,000 hobby musicians.

Barbara has been leading Making Music since 2013, following a career as a stage manager in theatre and opera, as Executive Director of the Stage Management Association and editor of the Backstage section for The Stage. She played the piano as a child, is now working her way through ABRSM singing grades and plays third cornet in the Crystal Palace Progress Band.