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Current Projects

    NCEM Young Composers Award
    Find out about this year's NCEM Young Composers Award and how to enter.
    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.
    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.
    Global Grooves
    A world-percussion project for young people aged 8-11, broadening musical horizons and developing ensemble skills.
    Musical Inventions
    Creative composition with Key Stage 3 students, as part of the BBC Ten Pieces initiative.
    The Age Old Story
    A modern reworking of the themes from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, by pupils from Beverley schools and students from the University of York, in collaboration with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
    Music in honour of the Virgin
    A workshop for singers, led by Andrew Carwood (director of The Cardinall's Musick), as part of the Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival
    Trio-Sonata Workshop Day
    A trio-sonata workshop day with Ashley Solomon as part of the Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival
    Musical Play in a Week - The Kenilworth Secret, 15-19 August 2016
    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.
    Vespertine - The Silk Roads
    A partnership project between York St John and the NCEM
    Northern Gamelan Network
    Working together to increase access to musical learning and ensemble opportunities for young people in the North of England.
    BBC Ten Pieces
    An overview of the work done by NCEM as a BBC Ten Pieces Champion
    Arts Health and Wellbeing
    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.
    Minster Minstrels - York's youth early music ensemble
    A group of ensembles to give young people the chance to perform early music.
    Developing musical opportunities for young people in challenging circumstances, working towards a musically-inclusive England
    NCEM Young Artists Competition