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Did you know that Glyndebourne Youth Opera offer the chance to take part in opera workshops

If your child is in KS1 or KS2, during the Summer term they will experience the thrill of hearing over 20 different musical instruments in their schools

Our Future City is a 6 month conversation that seeks to improve the lives and life-chances of children and young people through cultural engagement and creative skills

Come and see a glittering showcase of young and emerging talent presented in and around the Royal Pavilion Estate

Save the Date - 16 July 2015.  For schools; teachers; practitioners & managers involved with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The BHMA Balkan Brass Ensemble will be leading this year's Children's Parade and if you can play brass to Grade 4 standard approx, you can join in the fun!

Summer School courses for pupils in years 2-11 will be running from 29 Jun - 7 Aug. New for 2015 is Band Week (form a band and put on a gig) and Music Theatre Week

Over 100 music educators and practitioners recently came together to share practice and network with colleagues from across Brighton & Hove

New courses during Easter and Summer school holidays.  'Discover Arts & Heritage' for years - open to all pupils in years 4-6

As part of the Furthering Talent programme, Awards for Young Musicians are offering a free practical training session on Thurs 4 Jun to help identify and support musical talent in your class

ambassador Richard Durrant will launch the 2015 fund-raising campaign for encore

BYO and Hackney Borough Youth Orchestra will join forces to perform a programme of music exclusively inspired by the BBC Ten Pieces

The diverse programme ranged from samba to punk, folk, rock, classical and jazz - a musical festival in one night

Howard, who has been with the music service for over 10 years, tells us of his family upbringing on big band, crooners and classical music - and a payment in chocolate!

30 young people from Brighton & Hove, who might not otherwise have a chance to access live music, are currently benefiting from the Furthering Talent programme

Then why not take part in the social singing group held on Tuesday mornings during term time at Brighton & Hove Music & Arts. No audition and no requirement to read music

The award winning String Ensemble recently tourned the Isle of Wight accompanied by internationally renowed artist Richard Durrant. Repertoire ranged from Icelandic folk songs to Baroque classics

BHMA is currently looking to expand its Cello provision including some short term maternity cover.

Brighton & Hove Youth Philharmonia travel to Noordwijk, on the South coast of Holland this April to share a programme of works they have been rehearsing since the beginning of the year

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Awards for Young Musicians give talent a chance


Awards for Young Musicians is working in partnership with SoundCity: Brighton and Hove to develop Furthering Talent.


The programme is generously funded by Youth Music and it’s all about giving talent a chance by targeting and sustaining excellent support for young people with emerging musical talent from lower income families. 


Thirty young people are currently participating (plus sixty more in two other Hub areas) and in addition to weekly individual instrumental tuition they are also working with their teachers to identify their broader musical needs too. We’re keen to ensure that young people take the lead in their musical journey and so each student has an Individual Learning Plan, which aims to ensure just that. The approach we’re taking is based on the findings of the AYM-hosted Musical Progressions Roundtable which has brought together nearly 300 colleagues from across the country to explore how we can all work together better to support young people’s musical journeys.


Experiencing live music is clearly crucial for young people who might not otherwise have the chance to access it and many children participating in the programme have been able to see some fantastic performances in recent weeks. Here’s the feedback from one family, whose son, M, is a Furthering Talent student:


"Thanks so much for the tickets to see West Side Story at the Dome on Saturday. The whole family had a really good and enjoyable evening, so much so, that my youngest daughter, P, is wanting to get involved with the theatre group. M, a boy of few words, said that "it was good" which is his way of saying that he really enjoyed it! We are also really looking forward to seeing the London Philharmonic Orchestra too. Many thanks again for making this happen".


For more information about Furthering Talent please contact Natasha Bautista, AYM’s Local Furthering Talent Co-ordinator for Brighton and Hove.


01273 293524





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