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This is a picture of a few members of the group as they make a piece of vocal and percussive music using both the natural and man-made objects they find around them.  

Music Educator Annie Sheen reflects on her first 6 weeks within a Youth Work charity, and asks how she can make music the dominant language while at the same time continuing to support personal and social development? 

The launch of the National Open Youth Orchestra (NOYO), the first ever national disabled-led youth orchestra, is a significant moment in music education history. It is with great excitement that we release the Executive Summary of the NOYO Feasibility Study, which Sound Connections was commissioned in January 2017 to research and compile.

As part of our Youth Music funded Think2020 programme we are supporting the music education sector to boost inclusivity. 

 

Brighter Sound is on the hunt for composers aged 16-25! We're thrilled to announce a brand new commissioning opportunity for autumn 2017. 

The Roma Bridging Sounds Orchestra (RBSO) is the first Roma Youth Orchestra in the UK. Created by Newham Music in 2015, the RBSO has just started its third season after receiving a year of a funding from Youth Music in 2016/17. 

The Roma Bridging Sounds Orchestra (RBSO) is the first Roma Youth Orchestra in the UK. Created by Newham Music in 2015, the RBSO has just started it's third season after receiving a year of a funding from Youth Music in 2016/17. 

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.

Brighter Sound is delighted to welcome back the inspirational BRIT award-winning, Mercury Prize nominated and critically acclaimed artist, Beth Orton, to lead the first Both Sides Now residency.  

This coming weekend MORE MUSIC is producing a 24 hour Music Party @ LMF2017 with the aim of raising funds for our Homeless Action music programme in Lancaster.
People taking part in the music sessions describe how singing, in particular, has lifted their spirits  "the only reason I walk the planet” and restored their self-belief  "singing has really helped my confidence”
 
They also say it makes a significant contribution to their recovery from addiction  " helps me deal with the bad stuff that happens” and has helped them refocus and rebuild their lives, securing and maintaining a home and returning to paid employment.

In Middleport, we wanted to take our issue of gang violence and create new opportunities for young people to be a part of a new gang...otherwise known as a band!  We believe that encouraging our young people to form music bands could change their pathway in life.

Brass in Concert 2017 Sage Gateshead will once again host the Brass in Concert 2017 workshops and competitions.  MPN are pleased to announce that five schools from Northumberland will be involved in both the workshops and performances on Saturday 18th November.