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20 Sep 2018


Richmond Jam in the Spotlight!

Richmond Jam was established in 2009 by Chris Powls of the Richmond Jazz Festival and has been a long standing NYMAZ project for the last five years. This dynamic project offers young people aged 11 – 19 years old the opportunity to take part in creative music workshops developing their improvisation, composition and performance... more...

29 Aug 2018


Green light for five children’s music projects in Scarborough and Whitby

Youth music charity NYMAZ is delighted to announce that it has made a successful bid to the Essential Life Skills Fund to support five exciting music projects for children and young people in the Scarborough and Whitby region. The aim is to give children and young people in the area... more...

28 Aug 2018


Musical Mums in the Spotlight!

For those of you who haven’t heard of Musical Mums, it is one of NYMAZ’s longest standing projects in partnership with Harrogate International Festivals (HIF). Now in its 11th year, Musical Mums is a highly successful initiative working with young mothers under 25 and their children in Harrogate. Musical... more...

02 Aug 2018


Advice for starting in the Music Industry - an Interview with Rich Huxley

NYMAZ Ambassador Luke asked Hope & Social’s Rich Huxley a few questions. Here are some highlights of the interview Q.1 We have been talking about being self-sufficient in your music making, how important do you think it is to find your own projects, especially in balancing what you want... more...

10 Jul 2018


Helps us break the World Record!

We are doing a FREE live music broadcast to celebrate The Tall Ships Races in Sunderland and smash a world-record! On Wednesday 11 July 2018, from 9.45 am tune in to at: http://www.connectresound.live You can join in with schools across the UK and share the excitement of The Tall Ships... more...

21 Jun 2018


Sunrise Solstice Sing

We are extremly excited to hear that our partners Flash Company along with the Whitby Community Choir are rising early to meet the dawn and sing as the Summer Solstice begins for Make Music Day UK and NYMAZ’s #RuralTheme! We talked to Rebecca Denniff who has led the choir... more...

19 Jun 2018


Making Music Count

Arts subjects in schools come under much scrutiny these days. With a financial squeeze on funds delivering high quality events, performances and opportunities to students is becoming more challenging. Make Music Day UK is a platform which allows schools to participate in an international festival from their school grounds, and... more...

19 Jun 2018


All Together Now Launch!

NYMAZ launched All Together Now on Tuesday 12 June, with funding from Potterspury Lodge Trust and Youth Music. The event opened with some wonderful live music from Milestones Trio (a Jazz group featuring Live Music Now musicians). After hearing the musical delights attendees were invited to join us for some short... more...

14 Jun 2018


NYMAZ Ambassadors Next Meeting!

NYMAZ is a charity that works with organisations around the county to bring exciting music-making opportunities to children and young people. We are looking for motivated young people aged 14-25 to join our programme called NYMAZ Music Ambassadors. Ambassadors is part of the NYMAZ Play It Loud Programme, funded by... more...

13 Jun 2018


Celebrating the Early Years at our brilliant Conference!

On Tuesday 1 May, NYMAZ held its biennial Early Years Music Network Conference, an event for anyone with an interest in developing their skills working with early-years. Delegates were treated to contributions from Rebecca Denniff, Jo Brockbank (Hallé Orchestra), Polly Ives, Hannah Dilworth and Kathryn Sturman (Made with Music), Jane Parker... more...