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07 Mar 2017


Connect: Resound National Rollout - new report launched!

Music education in rural areas in jeopardy….BUT decent broadband is the answer • Virtual music tuition can fill the gap for remote schools but relies on superfast broadband
 • New report supports findings of “The State of Rural Services 2016”, published earlier this year by Rural England
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30 Jan 2017


Royal Northern Sinfonia perform Peter and The Wolf live online!

Royal Northern Sinfonia Peter and The Wolf Live online broadcast Tuesday 14th February 2017, 2.10 pm - 2.45 pm Connect: Resound and Durham Music Service are delighted to present a unique, live streamed performance by Royal Northern Sinfonia.  As the UK’s only professional Chamber Orchestra, the RNS has built a worldwide... 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...

10 May 2016


North Yorkshire Music Hub seeks to appoint an Independent Chair

The North Yorkshire Music Hub seeks to appoint an Independent Chair to contribute to ensuring a high quality music education for children and young people across North Yorkshire. You will chair the Hub’s Strategy Board, working alongside the Music Hub lead and partner organisations to ensure the effective delivery... more...

25 Feb 2016


Music groups invited to take part in Play Far Away Day

Play flute on Flamborough Head or a guitar solo in Grassington, record a recital in Reeth or sing in Swaledale…. North Yorkshire’s music groups are invited to take part in a new campaign Play Far Away Day which will see remote spots in North Yorkshire, from prehistoric rocks to... more...

30 Nov 2015


From Cumbria to Cornwall: Online music lessons to be trialled by schools across England

Funding awarded by Arts Council England and J. Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust to create more music opportunities for pupils in rural areas In early 2016 pupils in Cornwall, Cumbria, Durham & Darlington, East Riding of Yorkshire and North Yorkshire will be introduced to an alternative approach to music education -... more...

11 Nov 2015


Sarah Derbyshire Appointed Chief Executive of Orchestras Live

Sarah Derbyshire MBE, Chair of NYMAZ, has today been announced as the new Chief Executive of national music charity Orchestras Live.  She joins the organisation in January 2016,  following the departure of Henry Little to Opera Rara in December 2015. We are delighted that Sarah will continue to contribute to... more...

16 Sep 2015


Connect: Resound report launched!

NEW REPORT PROVES DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IS KEY TO IMPROVING ACCESS TO MUSIC EDUCATION IN RURAL AREAS   - Successful model for online instrumental learning identified - Access increased for children attending rural schools – 79.5% of parents/carers would not have tried to find instrumental lessons for their children had this opportunity... more...

08 Apr 2015


NYMAZ Gets Three-Year Funding Boost!

YOUTH MUSIC CHARITY GETS THREE YEAR FUNDING BOOST GRANT WILL SUPPORT MUSIC PROGRAMME FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS NORTH YORKSHIRE NYMAZ, the youth music development charity for North Yorkshire, has been awarded a large grant by The National Foundation for Youth Music. The national charity is giving £160,000 this year with... more...

27 Jan 2015


NYMAZ Launches Young People, Music & Rural Isolation Report

NYMAZ calls for rounded approach to out-of-school music education to ensure children in rural England have equal life chances NYMAZ, the youth music development charity operating in North Yorkshire, has today warned that children in rural areas risk further isolation if the benefits of out-of-school music activities remain undervalued in... more...