New for 2019: NYJO Regional Academy   Recently updated !

Applications are now open for our new NYJO Regional Academy, which launches with a first session on 16 February at North Lakes Primary School, Penrith.   We are looking for young musicians with an interest in jazz to work with experts and young leaders from National Youth Jazz Orchestra to […]


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 […]


New Feature Musician for January – Alistair Burton

Alistair is a young Cumbrian musician who has already made a great start in his musical journey. Alistair leads the Westmorland Youth Orchestra, and is now a member of the National Youth Orchestra. We asked him about his experiences so far. Cumbria’s got talent Our thanks to Alistair for taking […]


New Just Play training opportunity Musical Futures

We are working with Musical Futures to present a day of training in Carlisle at a special reduced rate for Cumbrian teachers. Just Play is an approach which engages students in whole class music making by providing a simple step by step resource that supports the development of instrumental skills on […]


National Youth Concert Band – take part in 2019

The NYCB is an exciting and challenging music group for wind, brass and percussion players aged 12 to 18. Directed by Jonathan Parkes and a team of industry leading musicians and educators, the National Youth Concert Band gives students a unique opportunity to play, develop and perform with other talented […]


National Youth Choirs GB Women Composers resource

NYCGB have ending their year-long ‘Women in Song’ project, by releasing a list of music by female composers and arrangers to inspire other choirs. The list is a useful tool for primarily at leaders of youth and community choirs, and gives repertoire ideas and practical information, with 150 suggestions ranging from Hildegard von […]