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Projects for children and young people


    COOLture Conversations
    A cross-regional, multi-cultural musical collaboration as part of COOLture Youth Cultural Arts Festival and Hull City of Culture 2017
    Musical Inventions
    Creative composition with Key Stage 3 students, as part of the BBC Ten Pieces initiative.
    Global Grooves
    A world-percussion project for young people aged 8-11, broadening musical horizons and developing ensemble skills.
    Rhythms of the World
    Young people at Sirius Academy IPaSS (Integrated Physical and Sensory Service) and GCSE Music students, working with musicians Danny Lane and Donna Smith in an exploration of gamelan percussion.
    Voyage of the Sea Dragon
    Young people from special education settings in Hull build ensemble skills and cultural awareness, through hands-on access to Indonesian gamelan.
    I Flautisti: Recorder Workshop - Sunday 1 November 2015
    I Flautisti - the London Recorder Quartet - offers inspiration to budding young recorder players aged 7-11
    Musical Play in a Week
    For young people aged 10 to 15 who like singing, playing instruments and acting. Working with professional directors and early music specialists to rehearse and perform a musical play.
    BBC Ten Pieces Showcase - Wednesday 24 June, 1.15-2.15pm
    Young people from across York's primary schools shared their creative responses to the BBC Ten Pieces.
    Drum Fire - Tuesday 26 May
    Young musicians from Tang Hall SMART get creative with Brazilian rhythms in a workshop and performance with Claudio Kron do BRAZIL.
    Creative Body Percussion Workshop - Monday 4 May 2015, 10am-12pm
    Offering young people aged 7-11 the rare opportunity to work with BBC Ten Pieces Composer Anna Meredith.
    BBC Ten Pieces Inspiration Day, 4 February 2015
    As a BBC Ten Pieces Champion, NCEM is offering local primary school children an inspiring array of opportunities, including the chance to interact with live musicians and view the BBC Ten Pieces film.
    Music4U (2012-2015)
    Offering musical opportunities to young people under the age of 18 living in challenging circumstances throughout York and the Humber region.
    Exploring Gamelan - working with genuine Javanese instruments
    Giving young people the chance to experience playing Gamelan.
    Young Sinfonia in York: concerts Saturday 22 February 2014
    Young Sinfonia, the prestigious regional youth orchestra, has chosen the National Centre for Early Music for its February half term residency.
    Snake Davis Forms a Band - The Cobra Club
    Internationally-renowned saxophonist Snake Davis creates a new youth jazz-fusion band with secondary school students from York and recent graduates from Leeds College of Music.
    Brazilian Carnival Day - 17 June 2012
    Bringing the excitement of the Brazilian Carnival to York with Claudio Kron and the York Festival of Ideas.
    Music4U (2001-2012)
    The Humber Region Youth Music Action Zone - creating musical opportunity for young people living in challenging circumstances in the Humber Region.
    Parallel Stories: Parables for our Time
    Marking the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible, as part of the first York Festival of Ideas.
    Ulmer Spatzen Choir Concert
    A concert and workshop by the Ulmer Spatzen Choir from Germany on their UK tour.
    Mantra: Musical Conversations Across the Indian Ocean
    Exploring the music of 16th Century Iberia and India - a cross-cultural blend of European missionary music and traditional Asian soundworlds.
    Sing Up
    Raising the status of singing and increasing opportunities for primary school-aged children throughout England to enjoy singing as part of their everyday lives.
    Aimhigher
    Working in partnership with Aimhigher North Yorkshire to widen participation in higher education by raising the aspirations and developing the abilities of young people from under-represented groups.
    Chinese Festival Celebrations
    Education and community events to celebrate the Chinese New Year in 2005, 2006 and 2007
    ConsortEM
    Developing digital musical instruments suitable for the performance of Early Music by beginner and disabled musicians.