Music Conference 2019: Cultivating Creativity

18 September 2019 @ Annie Mawson’s Sunbeams Centre At a time when Creativity is feeling the squeeze in schools, we bring it into the spotlight at our annual Music Conference with a theme of ‘Cultivating Creativity’. We have invited inspiring speakers and workshop leaders from around the country – experts […]


State of the Nation Report for Music Education

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Music Education – set up to bring together MPs and peers from all parties who believe in and support music education for our children – has published their State of the Nation Report for Music Education. This report, published in collaboration with the University of Sussex […]


What is Cumbria Music Education Hub?

We are a partnership that brings together local organisations from across Cumbria to deliver the best music education for children and young people. We work together to create joined up, high quality music education in and out of school, getting the most from government funding for music education for young […]


NYJO Jazz Academy

We had a fantastic workshop with new jazz tutor Joe Browne, who delivered a cracking session, with everyone playing really exciting stuff – a good mix of free improv ideas plus a Rhythm Changes swing piece and Balkan tune in 7/8. Great to have Matthew along as a pianist and […]


NYCGB Fellowship Programme 2019-20

An outstanding full-year development programme for aspiring choral leaders The NYCGB Fellowship Programme invites applications from outstanding young choral musicians who want to develop their skills as performers, leaders and professionals. Fellows will receive a fully-funded Section-Leader place in the 2019/20 National Youth Choir of Great Britain including a tour […]


National Youth Folk Ensemble Sampler Day Workshops

Explore English folk music, learn from inspiring tutors and play with other young musicians from your region. Take part in a FREE day of creative folk music workshops and, if you want to, audition for the National Youth Folk Ensemble. For 14-18 year old instrumentalists. Saturday 1 June – Durham […]


Askham Town Silver Band

Where: The Band Hall, Askham When: 7pm Wednesday Evenings Askam Town Silver Band are working hard to rebuild the band. As part of this they are offering lessons for any learners that are interested. New players for senior band are also welcome.  


NYJO Regional Academy – Apply Now!

Next Session: 15 June 10:30 – 4:00   Cumbria is lucky to host one of only 4 National Youth Jazz Orchestra Regional Academies in the country. Supported by experienced NYJO tutors, the Academy teaches young people the balance of skills that every jazz musicians needs – reading, improvisation, aural & […]