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03 May 2017


National Youth Jazz Orchestra / Swaledale Festival live streamed broadcast

It’s Jazz, but not as you know it! Children across the UK to experience live broadcast from National Youth Jazz Orchestra Tune in at: http://www.live.ucanplay.org.uk on Tuesday 6 June 2017 at 11.10am – 12.20pm (inc 10-mins Q&A) On Tuesday 6 June at 11.10am children across the... more...

02 May 2017


We’re inviting young people to join our NYMAZ Ambassadors project

Over the next six months we’re inviting young people, aged 14 -25 to join our NYMAZ Ambassadors project, running out of Rural Arts in Thirsk. The project is a great opportunity to engage with music, but also to be part of a youth voice that contributes to the services we... more...

13 Mar 2017


‘One Step Beyond’ Musical Inclusion Residential Weekend summary

Richard Hearn, NYMAZ Project Officer, reflects on the ‘One Step Beyond’ Musical Inclusion Residential. On 27 – 29 January musinc & NYMAZ hosted ‘One Step Beyond’ a Musical Inclusion Residential Weekend, held at Scarborough’s Cober Hill Hotel. Founded by the Rowntree family (York’s great chocolate family), Cober Hill was developed as... more...

08 Feb 2017


NYMAZ is commissioning two ‘Breakthrough’ projects in 2017

NYMAZ is commissioning two ‘Breakthrough’ projects as part of the NYMAZ Youth Music Programme in 2017-18, funded by The National Foundation for Youth Music. We are looking for emerging and early career music leaders to deliver music projects for children and young people in North Yorkshire outside of school time. ... more...

09 Jan 2017


Pop Duo Paper Horse Tours North Yorkshire Special Schools

Pop Duo Paper Horse Tours North Yorkshire Special Schools As part of Live Music Now Outside the Mainstream we were lucky enough to welcome a pop duo - Paper Horse - to Welburn Hall School at the end of November. We regularly welcome musicians from the Live Music Now initiative... more...

30 Sep 2016


NYMAZ seeks Projects Officer (Maternity cover)

NYMAZ Projects Officer (maternity cover) Closing date: 10am Monday 24 October Come and work with NYMAZ! NYMAZ is a youth music development charity which champions the transformative potential of music for children and young people. Working with our trusted partners, we deliver high quality music-making activities across North Yorkshire to those... more...

22 Sep 2016


A closer look at Music and the Deaf

Music and the Deaf Education Services Manager, Sarah McWatt, gives an introduction to the organisation’s work, from its tailored workshops and training to its pioneering projects. Music and the Deaf is the only UK charity entirely dedicated to providing music access and opportunities for deaf people of all ages.... more...

08 Sep 2016


There’s a new singing and signing club in Scarborough!

If you like singing and creating music then go along to Scarborough’s new singing and signing club. Run by Scarborough Accessible Music Project and Yorkshire Coast Families, the group will be meeting on Tuesday evenings, 6.00-7.30pm at The Street, 12 Lower Clark Street, Scarborough YO12 7PW. Sessions are during... more...

16 Aug 2016


Making Music with NYCC Virtual School’s Young People

Photo credit: Chris Powls/Richmond Jam Jo Gibson, Music Leader and PhD candidate for the International Centre for Community Music (ICCM) at York St John University, reflects on a 3-day summer school, which forms part of her research. During the first week of August, 9 young people from across North Yorkshire... more...

09 Aug 2016


We Are an Arts Award Supporter

Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it’s creative, valuable and accessible. Arts Award can be achieved at five levels, four accredited qualifications and an introductory award. NYMAZ is an Arts Award Supporter, which means that we can help young people working towards gaining... more...