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04 Sep 2017

Big Boost to Music Opportunities for Rural Children

NYMAZ awarded funding from Paul Hamlyn Foundation to extend innovative online music education project, Connect: Resound NYMAZ today announces that it has been awarded £273,000 from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Education and Learning Through the Arts Fund to extend its digital music education project, Connect: Resound, over the next four years.... more...

29 Aug 2017

Meet the NYMAZ Music Ambassadors!

Aidan and Luke from Thirsk, aka The Drivers, have been part of the NYMAZ Music Ambassadors project since April and have developed from music enthusiasts, to a fully functioning outfit. They will be sharing aspects of their learning through video guides (posted on Youtube and the NYMAZMusic... more...

05 Jul 2017

NYMAZ participating in Prosper, a business support programme from Creative United

NYMAZ is pleased to announce that it is participating in Prosper, a business support programme from Creative United. Prosper is designed to improve confidence and capabilities within business in the arts, museums and galleries. The programme is working with 70 businesses to help increase the resilience and investment across the sector. ... more...

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: 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...

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
 To read the project report,... 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...

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...

15 Jun 2016

Young people, music & rural isolation: NYMAZ’s Calls to Action

As part of NYMAZ’s Play Far Away Day campaign, we’re revisiting the Calls to Actions from our research report on young people, music and rural isolation, Gone in the Air. Published in January 2015, the report included a series of pledges from NYMAZ in response to identified Calls to... more...