by Author Emily Foulkes

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Young Leaders

As a development of our Inclusion Strategy in Cornwall, Cymaz Music and the Hub are looking at ways that a Young Leader programme could help with breaking down some of the identified barriers to young people's access to music making. Through our research and consultation, 'lack of information' was cited as one of the biggest barriers. We suggested that one method to ensure better communication and information would be to develop a Young Ambassador Scheme where young people become the advocates, spokespeople and shapers for music education.

We know that there are several schemes for young ambassadors and young leaders across the country and we are keen to build on existing models to come up with a flexible but robust structure for Young Leadership (spanning the formal and non-formal sectors). It needs to fit and complement with other leadership schemes and accreditation.

We are looking at several strands, from young music leaders/ trainers to young ambassadors/advocates. Any structured programmes that might be accredited would be really useful to find out about. Also if anyone is delivering paid Apprenticeship programmes we'd love to hear about that too. Please drop us an email (

Thankyou.  Cymaz Music Team.