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    2019 NCEM Young Composers Award - Register by 15 February 2019
    Your chance to hear your piece performed by virtuoso viol player and broadcast on BBC Radio 3
    Arts for Health and Wellbeing
    Join singer Vivien Ellis, York GP Training Director Dr Nicola Gill, and Stephen Clift, Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre, to discover how the arts can benefit everyone's health and wellbeing and to find out how York is getting involved
    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
    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.
    Music4U
    Developing musical opportunities for young people in challenging circumstances, working towards a musically-inclusive England
    Minster Minstrels - York's youth early music ensemble
    A group of ensembles to give young people the chance to perform early music.
    BBC Ten Pieces
    An overview of the work done by NCEM as a BBC Ten Pieces Champion
    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.