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Current Projects


    2019 NCEM Young Composers Award
    Who made it to the 2019 shortlist? Click here to find out. The winner(s) will have the chance to hear their piece performed by virtuoso viol player Liam Byrne and broadcast on BBC Radio 3
    Cuppa & A Chorus
    Be part of a friendly community, brought together through singing and a love of music.
    I Can Play!
    Enabling deaf children and young people in York, Hull and the East Riding to access music-making opportunities and develop as musicians.
    EEEmerging (Emerging European Ensembles) Project
    A pan-European project supporting Emerging European Ensembles
    Minster Minstrels - York's youth early music ensemble
    A group of ensembles to give young people the chance to perform early music.
    Music4U
    Developing musical opportunities for young people in challenging circumstances, working towards a musically-inclusive England
    BBC Ten Pieces
    An overview of the work done by NCEM as a BBC Ten Pieces Champion
    Culture & Wellbeing in York
    As a partner of Culture & Wellbeing in York, NCEM is committed to exploring how engaging with the arts contributes to the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.
    The Creativity Project
    Music4u has published a report debating the issues surrounding young people's pathways into composing, focusing on 8 to 18 year olds in York and the Humber Region.