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Can you Give a Gig for young musicians?

The effects of music-making can be life-changing. Youth Music aim to make sure that every young person gets the chance to take part in, and progress through, any kind of music, whatever their circumstances.


Kirsty Devaney has written a piece of music for Sistema ensembles. We crowdfunded to commission and produce the world premiere performance at ISM Conference this year in Birmingham.

The truth about GCSE

The specification for a new GCSE is getting ever closer. But who is it for? Certainly, it should be one measure of celebrating the achievement of those young people who choose to study music through to the age of 16, whether or not they continue to take music further afterwards. But should it be the only one?