Youth Music

We're pleased to launch a new version of our Quality Framework - updated and simplified for 2017!

Talent agencies Coda, Paradigm and ITG, and national charity Youth Music, have teamed up to offer four women (aged 18-25) the chance to join them at Music Week's fourth annual Women in Music Awards Lunch, which will take place on Friday 10 November 2017 at the Brewery, Central London.

Youth Music carries out an annual stakeholder survey to inform our grant-making processes and strategy.

The Tri-borough Music Hub in London is leading a collaborative project to improve music-making provision for children aged 0-5. Tri-Music Together is offering training opportunities for teachers and music leaders working in Early Years settings (nursery schools; children’s centres; private, voluntary and independent nurseries) across the boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster. It’s aiming to provide a joined-up approach to Early Years music-making in the area.

Reflection is increasingly a hot topic amongst music-educators across the country, and it is an essential skill for using Youth Music's Quality Framework - but where does the concept of reflection come from, and how to does it work?

Complimentary tickets to London Scala show for Youth Music project participants aged 18+. Register here.

Drake Music hosted its first ever webinar on 23rd November! Please find the video recording below.

Essex Music Education Hub realised that opportunities for music-making in the county’s special schools were patchy at best. They knew things needed to change, and they embarked on a strategic plan to ensure children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEN/D) don’t miss out. 

A highlight of July’s International Society for Music Education (ISME) conference in Glasgow was a well-received performance by the Lancashire Youth Vocal Ensemble (LYVE), a project supported by Youth Music. LYVE included their own unique spin on the Habanera from Bizet’s Carmen, part of the repertoire from the BBC’s Ten Pieces creative classical music programme. We recently spoke to Emma Williams, singing leader at LYVE Lancaster, to find out more about the project.

Happy birthday Arts Award! Here at Youth Music we're big fans of the accreditation, and encourage and support the projects we invest in to offer it. It's a fantastic way for young people's achievement in music-making to be recognised. From Saturday 2 - Sunday 10 July it's Arts Award Week, with activities taking place nationwide. Here's all the info you need to know...

Drake Music, one of Youth Music’s strategic partners, have shared their expertise on music-making with disabled young people, in a new version of our reflective practice tool.

One of the most exciting parts of working at Youth Music is hearing the music created by young people from the projects we support. And we love to share this music with our supporters: it’s one of the best ways for us to demonstrate what our charity does via our website, social media, newsletters and other communications channels. However, if we share tracks where young people express themselves freely, do we run the risk of upsetting those who object to the language used or the subject matter?