New funding for national youth music organisations
29 November 2012
Eight national youth music organisations are to receive a total of almost £2.25m from Arts Council England (ACE) and the Department for Education (DfE) to help them run their programmes from April 2013 to March 2015.
ACE’s director of learning, Laura Gander-Howe, confirmed its continuing commitment to the projects in a speech at a Music Education Council seminar in London, saying: ‘We have exceptional talent in this country, and the national youth music organisations are crucial to ensuring that the musical stars of the future are nurtured and developed. Gaining a place in one of these orchestras is a significant achievement both for the young person concerned and for the teachers who have helped them get there.’
The organisations are: Youth Music Theatre UK (£300,000); National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (£500,000); South Asian Music Youth Orchestra (£236,280); National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (£214,800); National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain (£161,100); Music for Youth (£343,680); National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain (£236, 280); National Youth Jazz Collective (£257, 760).