Grand Summer Showcase Concert

Cumbria Youth Orchestra is leading a grand performance at The Sands Centre Carlisle on Monday 10th July. The concert is the culmination of two exciting collaborative projects which between them bring together over 500 young musicians as performers and composers. CYO will be joined by over 400 primary school singers, […]


National Youth Wind Orchestra Auditions

Wind, Brass & Percussion – Applications to join NYWO 2018 are now being accepted from wind, brass or percussion player, aged 14-21, & grade 8+ standard. Apply online @ http://www.nywogb.com/join-nywo/application-form/ Now is a particularly good time to apply, because next year is NYWO’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. Auditions are free! (September-November) Join […]


Music Conference 2017 – it’s time to book your place

Wednesday 20 September @ North Lakes Hotel, Penrith Following on from the enthusiastic feedback from our first Music Conference in 2016, we have brought together speakers and workshop leaders from across the country to inspire you for 2017/18. Our theme for the day is Music for Everyone: Start a Chain […]


New Resources

We’ve been a little quieter on here lately than we’d like. That’s because we’ve been working hard behind the scenes developing a new website for Cumbria Music Service – the Lead Partner of the Hub. This brings together all the CMS services for schools in one easy place – and includes free online […]


June Feature Musician – Kate Halsall

Kate is a pianist, teacher and producer for a number of independent music projects and concert series. She currently teaches at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and Birmingham Conservatoire. Kate grew up in North Stainmore in the Upper Eden Valley.     What instruments do you play? I’m a […]