North Yorkshire Music Hub

NYMAZ is a key partner in the North Yorkshire Music Hub, which has been awarded funding from Arts Council England on behalf of the Department for Education from September 2012 – March 2015.

The North Yorkshire Music Hub aims to ensure that all children have access to music education in and out of school, through partnerships of organisations (led by North Yorkshire County Council Music Service) working to create joined up, high quality provision.

The establishment of Music Education Hubs are a key recommendation in The Importance of Music: A National Plan for Music Education, which can be read here:

The North Yorkshire Music Hub is delivering the following core roles:

  • Ensuring that every child aged 5 to 18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument through whole-class ensemble teaching programmes.
  • Providing opportunities for children and young people to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage.
  • Ensuring that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people.
  • Developing a singing strategy to ensure that every child and young person is singing regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area.

In addition, the North Yorkshire Music Hub delivers a number of extension roles:

  • Providing access to large scale and/or high quality music experiences for children and young people working with professional musicians and/or venues.
  • Offering Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to music leaders.
  • Providing an instrument loan service.

Through our network of partners, NYMAZ offers the Music Hub a wide-ranging overview of out-of-school music education and outreach provision across the county.

We are working with the Hub to identify gaps in provision for children in challenging circumstances and are initiating activities, delivered in collaboration with other Hub partners, to address these as part of our Youth Music Musical Inclusion programme.

The North Yorkshire Music Hub runs a series of termly regional hub forums to enable schools, organisations and music leaders across the county to engage with, and contribute to, the work of the Music Hub. To be added to the invitation list for these forums and to receive the termly Music Hub newsletter, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

You can read about the North Yorkshire Music Hub’s work to date here: