Awards for Young Musicians

Awards Programme

Young people with musical talent from low-income families are struggling against the odds to fulfill their potential. Our Awards programme gives individual support for children’s musical progression across the UK, transforming their chances of achieving their goals.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1070994)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£24,000

Amount raised

£52,480

Donations

61

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    Helping

Location

Situation

Our Awards are tackling a national issue: if young talent is lost both the child and the UK music industry lose. UCAS Conservatoires report that music students are now 6 times more likely to be from privileged than from poorer families. Music at A Level has dropped by 7% in a year, as schools cut subjects not included in the English Baccalaureate, and take-up at GCSE has dropped too. Music Education Hub funding is also in danger, impacting on poorer children’s musical chances.

Solution

Our Awards programme tackles the barriers faced by talented young people from low income families; we combine individual, funding support, that best suits each child’s musical needs, with wider support for their musical progression; this includes skills development, plus access to unique opportunities (from performances to peer-led mentoring). In addition, we provide networking and broader support from a community of other young musicians, facing similar challenges.

  • It was lovely to meet the team at the Awards Day. I can't put into words how welcomed we felt. I‚Äôm sure the other parents and children felt that warmth too. We had a brilliant day - many thanks for helping with the costs as we could not have come otherwise. Meredith‚Äôs face was glowing all day!

    — Mother of Meredith, young harpist

  • I cannot quite verbalise what it felt like to receive the news of this Award. It is huge validation for what I have been working so hard towards. It is like a burden has been lifted and I am so elated about the coming year and continuing my journey!

    — Lauren, Scotland

  • AYM is invaluable to the many fantastic young musicians who are finding it increasingly difficult to showcase their talents. It is a jewel in the crown of British music making ‚Äì long may it continue!

    — Julian Lloyd Webber, Patron

  • I cannot quite verbalise what it felt like to receive the news of this Award. It is huge validation for what I have been working so hard towards. It is like a burden has been lifted and I am so elated about the coming year and continuing my journey!

    — Lauren, Scotland

  • AYM is invaluable to the many fantastic young musicians who are finding it increasingly difficult to showcase their talents. It is a jewel in the crown of British music making – long may it continue!

    — Julian Lloyd Webber, Patron

  • It was lovely to meet the team at the Awards Day. I can't put into words how welcomed we felt. I’m sure the other parents and children felt that warmth too. We had a brilliant day - many thanks for helping with the costs as we could not have come otherwise. Meredith’s face was glowing all day!

    — Mother of Meredith, young harpist