NCEM has a diverse range of opportunities available through its creative learning programme, from family friendly concerts to school residencies and festival workshops to health and wellbeing events and groups. We are also a Family Arts Standards Champion, working to create an accessible and friendly environment for families.

The NCEM is passionate about engaging young people in music-making and in providing accessible ways for them to experience and perform early music. Including, The Minster Minstrels, York's youth early music ensemble and a host of learning and participation activities running as part of the annual Early Music Festivals in York and Beverley. The NCEM is an official Arts Award Supporter offering activities to help young people aged 7 to 25 to develop as artists and art leaders.

The NCEM remains committed to equality and continues to support young people living in challenging circumstances through its outreach programme, Music4U funded by Youth Music, run in partnership with Hull and East Riding City Councils and York Music Hub.

With so much to get involved in we hope to have you with us soon. If there is anything you’d like to discuss further then please don’t hesitate to get in contact with Lottie our Learning and Participation Manager, who would be happy to discuss any of our projects. Reach her at:

The learning and participation programme and associated learning resources are made possible thanks to the support from Youth Music and Mayfield Valley Arts Trust.

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The NCEM is available to hire for anniversaries, birthday parties, wedding receptions, conferences, dinners and musical events.