ABRSM motivates musical achievement through its authoritative assessment of students, the professional development of teachers, and a wide range of published resources. ABRSM also actively supports music education through funding and advocacy.
Access to Music is the UK's largest provider of popular music education - providing quality, innovation and opportunity in music, bridging the gap between education and the industry, and providing music solutions for education.
Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra is a community orchestra based in Reading. The ethos is on fostering classical innovation in Berkshire. APO puts on concerts, runs school workshops and fosters young composing talent.
Armstrong Learning provides employability skills, mentoring and music industry advice to thousands of unemployed young people every year, helping many to find work. Armstrong Learning's recent acquisition of Access to Music confirms the partnership as the largest provider of popular music education in the UK.
ArtForms Music Service is the Music & Arts service for Leeds. It provides cultural opportunities for children and young people through small group instrumental teaching, whole class teaching, national curriculum support; out-of-school music experiences in its City of Leeds Youth Music groups, Music Centres and much more.
ArtForms Music Service is the Music & Arts service for Leeds. It provides cultural opportunities for children and young people through small group instrumental teaching, whole class teaching, national curriculum support; out-of-school music experiences in its City of Leeds Youth Music groups, Music Centres and much more.
ArtForms is the music and arts service for Leeds. It believes that all young people in the city have an entitlement to a rich and exciting range of arts, music and cultural activities. Offering expertise and resources and working in partnership with other cultural organisations in Leeds, it supports schools to provide high quality learning opportunities in and through the arts.
ABO is the national body representing the collective interests of professional orchestras throughout the UK.
From the most prestigious, award-winning productions, to music and movies made at home, Avid creates the technology that people use to make the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world.
Barbican is Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and education events. It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestra.
Barnsley Music Service (PADS) provides specialist instrumental and vocal music tuition in schools throughout the area. The service also offers a range of ensemble opportunities that operate in association with the music service.
Berkshire Maestros is a charitable trust providing music education opportunities to children and young people in Berkshire. It provides music services for Bracknell Forest Council, Reading Borough Council, the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, West Berkshire Council and Wokingham Borough Council.
Biggafish is a not-for-profit youth organisation. It is dedicated to the education of 13-18 year olds through music and its related industries. Its aim is to focus the energy of urban youth, giving them knowledge and opportunities to achieve their goals.
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group is passionately committed to engaging audiences and participants with the most exciting classical music of our time through pioneering concerts, learning programmes, tours, media projects and audience-building initiatives.
Bolton Music Service provides over 40 large and small ensembles covering most instruments, age ranges and abilities; curriculum support materials, advice and resources for teachers in Early Years, Key Stages 1, 2 and 3; and a range of workshops provided by expert teachers.
Brighton & Hove Music, Arts and Study Support provides a holistic range of music and performing arts education and performance opportunities for children and young people across the city and also offers curriculum support to colleagues in schools.
Bristol Arts and Music Service (BAMS) offers a range of music and arts provision to young people and the wider community in Bristol. BAMS employs over 130 experienced music tutors who work in schools and Music Centres providing over 800 hours of tuition every week.
BIFF has nearly 300 festivals for amateur performers across the UK and up to 1 million young people perform at them each year. All performers receive feedback and advice from a professional musician - someone they would never meet in any other way. See our website to find out where festivals are. Or click here for a list of events you can watch over coming weeks, to learn more about whether you-d like to take part. Or, you can contact them and enter now!
Bromley Youth Music Trust exists to help young people in Bromley develop their musical abilities. Funded by Bromley Council, BYMT teaches between 5000 and 6000 children every year to sing or play an instrument, and its bands, choirs and orchestras have a national reputation for excellence.
Cambridgeshire Music is the county music service for schools and communities throughout Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. We run Area Music Academies throughout the region, which any young person with an interest in music can attend. We also run County Academy ensembles for advanced musicians.
CYM is a Centre of Advanced Training (CAT) within the DCSF Music and Dance Scheme. Since its founding in 1970, London's Centre for Young Musicians has provided high quality music training for thousands of talented students.
4Music is the most watched music channel in the UK. 4Music offers exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the biggest names in music, unmissable live performances, video exclusives, up to the minute music news and an eclectic mix of new and classic video content.
Chetham's is the largest specialist Music School in the UK and the only Music School based in the North of England. In the heart of Manchester, its vibrant cosmopolitan city centre location complements a dynamic music programme - Chetham's regularly collaborates with the city's leading cultural venues on a range of projects and initiatives, to present exciting opportunities for its students.
CSA has been part of the DCSF Music and Dance Scheme for many years and is responsible for the dispersal of Government funding through its chorister scholarship scheme. Its choristers (some 1200 boys and girls aged 7-13) sing on a daily basis in cathedrals and collegiate chapels across the country.
CBSO's Education Programme inspires people of all ages, experiences and backgrounds to take part in innovative creative projects, attend concerts and to develop their own musicianship.
City of Leeds Youth Orchestra is one of the leading ensembles of its kind in the country. For more than forty years it has given generations of young players an opportunity to express their musical talents.
For three weeks each midsummer The City of London Festival animates the unique buildings and open spaces of the Square Mile with a world class programme of music, dance, visual arts, street theatre, film, walks and talks. Each year the creative energies of the community within the City and its neighbouring boroughs are brought to the heart of the Festival's programme through a range of cross arts projects and participative events.
Classic FM is the largest national commercial radio station in the UK, reaching 5.7 million people every week.
Coventry Performing Arts Service is the major provider of performing arts activities in Coventry. Teachers and artists work in schools and the community to provide a range of high-quality learning and performance opportunities through music, dance and drama. It strives to support schools in raising standards and provide a challenging, rich and balanced curriculum. A wide-range of opportunities are provided for young people, both in school and out, with a number of high-profile performances taking place throughout the year.
Creative & Cultural Skills proceeds to open entry routes into the music sector via the Diploma in Creative and Media and Creative Apprenticeships within the music industry. It has developed a quality benchmark to support employers and practitioners delivering work-related learning in schools.
Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE) is the new national organisation created to generate transformational cultural and creative programmes for children and young people across England to enhance their aspirations, achievements, skills and life chances.
The Department for Children, Schools and Families' national scheme that involves eight specialist independent vocational schools (including the Royal Ballet Scheme, London and Chetham's School of Music, Manchester) and 21 Centres for Advanced Training (CATs) around the country. It also supports Choristers at choir schools and contributes to a fund for National Youth Music Organisations and Youth Dance England.
Devon Music Service promotes the uptake of musical instruments and singing. It offers Continuous Professional Development opportunities for music educators and maintains a wide variety of instruments to support whole class teaching and individual hire. It also offers a variety of ensemble experiences to support students at all levels of development and signposts to local and national opportunities.
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products.
Dudley Performing Arts provides a high quality arts service that promotes opportunities for artistic and creative development across the whole community.
Durham Music Service is creating a -world class' performing opportunity for thousands of instrumentalists to develop and showcase their performance skills. Highlights include performances in the world renowned Hall One at The Sage Gateshead, and recording a professional CD featuring a wide variety of ensembles performing a wide range of styles and genres.
Ealing Music Service aims to provide local schools and young people in the community with high quality music lessons, activities and other innovative, culturally diverse and accessible services.
Enfield Arts Support Service is the Local Authority's music service and provides a wide range of high quality instrumental and vocal tuition for children and young people living or attending school in the London Borough of Enfield. It offers a wide range of ensembles which rehearse weekly and regular performances both locally and nationally. In addition it works in partnership with other organisations in order to offer a broad range of genres to suit its diverse local community.
The English Folk Dance and Song Society is a centre of excellence for the study, practice and dissemination of traditional English folk song, dance and music. EFDSS provide national and local outreach activities to increase access to, and celebrate diversity of, Folk dance and song.
The FMS ensures the highest standards of teaching by establishing national standards, providing a comprehensive instrumental curriculum with accompanying programmes of self evaluation. The FMS also administers the Government's 40m Musical Instrument Fund which last year provided 110,000 instruments for primary school children.
Film Club gives pupils and teachers the chance to explore the world of film through after-school film clubs. With free weekly screenings, online reviewing, industry events and hands on support, Film Club inspires, excites and opens up new avenues for learning.
Find Your Talent gives children and young people the chance to try out different cultural and creative activities. Whether it is music, art, film, theatre, dance, digital media, exploring libraries, museums or heritage, Find Your Talent is for every child and young person, whatever their age and whatever their ability.
An award-winning programme of live gigs for young people, held in libraries across Lancashire. The young people prepare all artwork for the gigs, shadow lighting and PA engineers, help the bands unload, and handle the event management. Bands to have played Lancashire Libraries in-between the books include: Adele, Bat For Lashes, Miike Snow, Camera Obscura, British Sea Power Florence + The Machine, Noah and the Whale, Speech Debelle, Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip and Juliette Lewis.
Gibson Guitar is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style of fretted instrument, including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, and banjos. Gibson's HD.6X-PRO Digital Guitar, the Gibson Robot Guitar and the Gibson Dark Fire Les Paul represent the biggest advances in electric guitar design in over 75 years.
Gloucestershire's Local Education Authority Music Service.
The Halle's award-winning Education Programme aims to create a wider enjoyment and understanding of music in all sectors of the community; to engage with those who do not traditionally come to the concert hall; to provide opportunities to actively participate in music, and reaches over 35,000 participants a year.
Hampshire County Council's Music Service aims to involve and inspire every child in Hampshire with the opportunity to participate, enjoy and achieve within music-making. Its nationally renowned bands, orchestras and choirs provide young people with diverse and exciting opportunities to engage in workshops, concerts and festivals, performing every year in venues at home and abroad to friends, families and the wider community.
Haringey Young Musicians (HYM) is the umbrella name for all out-of-school activities organised by Haringey Council's Music & Performing Arts Centre (MPAC). The activities are supported by a parent-teacher association of the same name, which is also a registered charity.
Havering has always had a thriving music tradition led by the Havering Music School in close collaboration with its borough schools. It is immensely enthusiastic about the Year of Music and its aim will be to increase access, inspiration, sustained participation and above all, enjoyment for Havering pupils.
The ISM is the UK's professional body for musicians, offering essential backup for today's musician.
In Harmony is a community development programme aimed at using music to bring positive change to the lives of very young children in some of the most deprived areas of England, delivering benefits across the wider community.
The Institute of Education is the only college of the University of London dedicated entirely to education and related areas of social science. It is the UK's leading centre for studies in education and related disciplines.
JUTP is a unique youth group of string players, offering creative opportunities in musical performance and professional development for all ages.
Kent Music delivers instrumental and vocal teaching to over 14,000 pupils, mostly school age (5-19), but also pre-school children, throughout the County of Kent.
Keynote Educational is an independent organisation based in the North West of England, offering music education training courses for teachers and revision days for students throughout the UK.
Lambeth Music Service works with the Lambeth Children and Young People's Service, other education organisations, funding bodies, charities and business partners to provide music education in the borough.
Kudlian Software is one of the UK's longest established, independent publishers of quality animation and educational software. With an increasing range of titles for both PC and Apple Macintosh; including the award winning I Can Animate for young animators and their educators, Kudlian's software packages are designed to be intuitive, colourful and to progressively teach skill requirements.
Lancashire Music Service aims to enable and encourage access for Lancashire's pupils and young people to musical experiences, bringing them the best music making opportunities available. The service partners with all Lancashire's schools, helping and supporting them to meet their aspirations in providing a wide range of high quality musical activities for their pupils.
Lincolnshire Music Service aims to provide music leadership, excellence and access through a diverse range of opportunities for all. This is achieved through high quality teaching and a range of musical projects and programmes for the young people of Lincolnshire.
Littlecellist.com is a non-commercial website for children learning the cello. It includes links to music videos and games on the internet, listings of events of interest to young cellists, pages on famous cellists, printable resources such as certificates, colouring pages and puzzles and a Your Space page where children can send in their compositions and drawings. There is also a monthly e-letter on topics of interest to children learning the cello.
The London Symphony Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the world's leading orchestras. Its many activities include an energetic and ground-breaking education and community programme, a record company (LSO Live), and exciting work in the field of information technology.
Making Music, the National Federation of Music Societies, represents and supports over 2,800 voluntary music groups. Members include adult and youth choirs and orchestras, music promoters, jazz and wind bands, community festivals, samba groups, sitar ensembles, barbershop choruses and brass bands.
Learning and participation is central to Manchester Camerata's work and runs hand in hand with its concert season. Inspired by pieces within the programme, its projects are all about exchanging ideas.
Musicians, young people, teachers and artists from other disciplines draw ideas together into work which has its strengths in creative exploration.
Manchester Music Service offers skills tuition through instrumental practice, as well as high level vocal and choral training to as many pupils as possible in Manchester schools. It initiates projects across all sectors that encourage cross-curricular and multi-disciplinary work.
Merton Music Foundation (MMF) supports the Music Manifesto campaign to ensure that all children and young people have access to high quality music education. MMF provides a wide range of music opportunities including small group and individual instrumental tuition, class based Wider Opportunities, and curriculum support for all primary, secondary and special schools in the borough. The Foundation organises borough wide events throughout the year, the most popular of these being its 'Music is for Life' events at the Fairfield Halls and Royal Albert Hall. Over the years, MMF has built up a strong reputation for its high level music making activities with over 400 children regularly performing in 15 ensembles ranging from beginner groups to some of the most respected youth ensembles in the UK. Merton Youth Music groups have appeared at the Music for Youth National Festival, Schools Proms and international music events like the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Mi7 was founded as a music production, distribution and performance company and has since grown to encompass all aspects of the development and management of new artists. Combining the experience and talents of a diverse range of producers, engineers and managers with a network of contacts acquired over decades working in the music industry, Mi7 harnesses the raw talent of unknown artists to grow them into established musical professionals.
Milton Keynes Music Service exists to provide high quality instrumental tuition and musical experiences to children and young people across the Milton Keynes area. In doing, so it helps develop them into mature, well-rounded, confident individuals who are engaged in learning.
Musical Futures is an approach to teaching and learning that operates in more than 1,000 secondary schools nationally, as well as in Music Services, Local Authorities and community music organisations. It is a new way of thinking about music making in schools that encourages teachers and practitioners to motivate young people through music that is relevant to them, and provide them with real, sustainable music-making opportunities.
For nearly four decades Music for Youth has been showcasing the eclectic and energetic mix of musical styles being created and performed by young people. Every season MFY works with 100,000 performers and audience members; 1,300 music leaders and over 65 venues across the UK. MFY wants to get more young musicians performing and is committed to providing performance and audience opportunities for the next generation of the UK's musical talent.
The Soundsurf Tour promotes the positive use of the internet in music and creativity. The UK tour involving a series of workshops, industry advice sessions and live showcases features a nationwide lyric-writing competition and is supported by Gibson Guitars, Pure Solo, UK Music, and Hard Rock Cafe.
Music in the Round presents world class chamber music and musicians to audiences of all ages in an informal, intimate and inspiring way. Music in the Round works with its resident group, Ensemble 360, both in South Yorkshire and across the UK.
The Musicians Benevolent Fund makes career development awards to over 200 outstanding young musicians every year and helps more than 1,500 professional musicians in need because of accident, illness or age related challenges. The Fund also supports a wide range of music organisations such as Music for Youth, Live Music Now and Youth Music Theatre: UK.
Music Education Zone is the new online community for music educators. It is a hub for everyone involved in the sector - from dedicated professionals to enthusiastic amateurs, from nursery teachers to orchestral conductors.
MIA is the UK Trade Association of the musical instrument industry. It represents the full breadth of its sector including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishers and educators.
Music Manifesto campaigns to ensure that all children and young people have access to high quality music education. It is based on five key aims: to provide every young person with first access to a range of music experiences; to provide more opportunities for young people to deepen and broaden their musical interests and skills; to identify and nurture our most talented young musicians; to develop a world class workforce in music education; to improve the support structures for young people making music.
Musikscool is designed to provide a rich learning experience for young people applying for university places and jobs. It provides young people with a chance to learn about themselves and to receive direct personal feedback on how they measure up on some key criteria that would be relevant to a future employer.
My Panyard is one of the leading information websites for steelpans in the United Kingdom. The website gives free access to its content and provides an unbiased introduction to steelpan culture. My Panyard is updated regularly and we are always looking to improve the quality of information we provide.
NAME is the professional association representing all involved in music education. Its members include classroom and instrumental teachers, advisers, inspectors, heads of music services, ITE lecturers, community musicians and consultants. The Association's mission is to support high-quality music education for everyone.
The National Association of Youth Orchestras was formed in order to represent youth orchestras throughout the UK and to foster their development. Its membership is open to all such organisations including student orchestras, chamber orchestras, symphonic, wind and jazz orchestras and chamber music ensembles, whether independent or under the control of local authorities or music services.
NCA is the UK's only independent campaigning organisation representing all the arts, working to protect and promote the sector and acting as a powerful advocate. NCA works to promote the importance of creativity and the arts across the whole school curriculum and campaigns for better access to the arts so that everyone in the UK has opportunities to experience the arts and to take part.
National Youth Music Theatre exists to produce challenging music theatre work for young people of all backgrounds as participants. NYMT helps young people to explore new and existing works, and gives them an opportunity to achieve their highest aspirations by realising their talent, imagination and creativity.
The NYO brings brilliant young musicians together for an incredible creative experience and inspires audiences with fresh powerful performances.
Newham Music Trust is committed to supporting music in schools and the wider community. It caters for all pupils, from its inclusive whole class tuition programme, through to group and individual lessons and a wide range of ensembles.
The North Somerset Music Service is responsible for programmes, courses, support and structures to give every child and young person in North Somerset the opportunity to interact with music and develop their skills.
The Norfolk Music Service is committed to excellence. It recognises the importance of the national derived outcomes set out in Every Child Matters, subscribes to the values of the Federation of Music Services and is a signatory of and informed by the Music Manifesto to provide every young person with first access to a range of music experiences; to provide more opportunities for young people to deepen and broaden their musical interests and skills; to identify and nurture our most talented young musicians; to develop a world class workforce in music education; to improve the support structures for young people's music making.
The purpose of Northumberland Creative & Performing Arts is to enhance the quality of life in Northumberland by increasing the quantity, range and quality of creative and performing arts available to all young people.
Norwich & Norfolk Community Arts has established itself as a major community arts provider in Norwich and Norfolk. Its focus on community development has given it a unique perspective in the field.
NMS provides welcoming, accessible and appropriate ensemble opportunities for Nottingham's Young People.
NUMU is a free website and community for schools and organisations to deliver engaging music activities online. Students can safely publish music, join projects and compete in a unique national chart.
The arena at The O2 truly creates a new benchmark in what both fan and performer can and should expect from a rock or pop concert in the UK. The O2 arena can be transformed from a concert venue into a breathtaking world-class sporting arena within hours and will proudly host major events throughout the year.
This innovative, integrated programme of web-based materials, workshops and personal mentoring has so far supported over 3000 teachers in developing the skills and understanding needed to realise the Government's commitment that, over time, all primary school children will have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment aims to be one of the world's leading orchestras, giving performances characterised by excellence and vitality on period instruments. It explores innovative repertoire and new ways of presenting music, and collaborate with and nurture outstanding musical talent. Renowned for its friendliness and warmth, it strives to engage with existing and new audiences, enriching the lives of people both inside and out of the concert hall through performance and outreach.
Orchestras Live is the national development agency for orchestral music in England. Orchestras Live's vision is to enable the widest range of people to have inspirational experiences of high quality orchestral music. It is the lead partner for the -Connected to Music' Music Partnership Project in Northamptonshire and is also a partner on the -Count Us In' Music Partnership Project in Hertfordshire.
Pluck is an internationally award_winning comedy string trio. Their performances combine theatre, music and comedy in equal measure, making the classical genre accessible and fun for everyone. In 2010 they launched their Educational Workshops programme, and are working with schools and music groups exploring character in music.
Plymouth Youth Music Service is helping to bring Plymouth schools an outstanding learning resource that combines music teaching expertise with innovations in music ICT.
The Prince's Foundation for Children & the Arts is an educational charity committed to helping children experience the arts in a high quality and sustained way. It provides access for young people who would otherwise grow up having had no or very limited opportunity to engage with the arts. Children who take part are drawn from both urban and rural areas of deprivation and come from a variety of backgrounds.
Pop Project provides innovative interactive music experiences for primary school pupils in the North West of England.
Portsmouth Music Service aims to provide a wealth of musical opportunities to ensure happier, more musical, successful, confident and self-assured young people in the city.
Practice-a-thon Music with Take it away' is a unique partnership between Arts Council England and children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent. The campaign encourages people of all ages and abilities to get sponsored to practice their musical instruments - with the help of free online tutorials - to raise money for children and young people with cancer.
PureSolo is an online music store which lets you record your own, personal versions of well-known tracks to own, keep and share. Only PureSolo allows you to record and own your music like this.
The QCDA's role is to develop the curriculum, improve and deliver assessments, and review and reform qualifications - to ensure everyone can get the knowledge, skills and qualifications they need for life in the 21st century.
The company has become a byword for its radical approach to new technology - incorporating animation, digital film, 3D architecture, electronic sound and virtual dancers into live choreography.
Redbridge Music Service provides a wide range of instrumental and vocal tuition in schools throughout the borough.
Rewise Learning Ltd is the first educational resource company to produce learning and revision products using original, contemporary popular music with lyrics derived from the GCSE syllabus.
Rewise's LearnThruMusic: GCSE English package offers a complimentary resource that engages pupils of all abilities in subconscious learning and revision. Rewise Learning Ltd continually strives to develop and produce innovative and fun learning resources.
Rhythmix is a youth music project taking place across the South East region of the United Kingdom, staging music workshops for young people. It was founded in 2000 by the heads of each Music Service with the intention of reaching out to young people not currently engaging with the opportunities already offered by those Music Services.
Richmond Music Trust provides small group and individual instrumental tuition to schools for over 3000 children each week, as well as to an additional 2500 through our classroom - based Wider Opportunities programme. The Trust provides music support and advice to all primary, secondary and special schools in the borough and organises many large and small scale events throughout the year. Its Music Therapy department provides therapy to a wide range of clients from across the borough.
The Rochdale Music Service seeks to provide the opportunity and access to musical activities that meet the needs of individual schools and the wider community of the borough.
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is the UK's oldest surviving professional symphony orchestra.
The Royal Opera House has charitable status and is a national institution seeking to involve and engage with as many people as possible.
The RSCM is an educational charity committed to nurturing the best use of music in Christian worship, whatever the resources, whatever the style. Its Voice for Life training scheme for singers of all ages has helped many thousands of people to learn to sing and to be part of a choir regularly providing music within worship. Graded workbooks and examinations are complimented by events such as the themed Young Voices Festival series, in which young people come together to sing under expert choral direction at inspiring venues around the country.
The Sage Gateshead is an international home for music and musical discovery, bringing about a widespread and long-term enrichment of the musical life of the North East of England. Its inclusive approach enables all of its performance, learning and participation programmes to be constantly inspired and supported by each other.
Sandwell Youth Music and Arts is part of Sandwell's Children and Young People's Services. With a team of over 60 staff teaching in every one of the borough's schools, Sandwell Youth Music encourages and supports children in their musical development. From babies and toddlers making music in parent and toddler groups and nurseries, to primary school children learning to play an instrument through the Wider Opportunities programme, to older children touring with our ensembles, Sandwell's young people are provided with a wealth of musical experiences.
The SMA was founded in 1938 and its remit has been from the outset, to provide opportunities for young people to come together in important and/or historic places to make music together.
Sheffield Music Service believes that everyone's music matters. It works with partners to bring high quality music experiences to the lives of young people and their families. Some examples include instrumental and vocal lessons in schools, ICT for children with special needs, music groups which meet after school, workshops and other initiatives and projects. The Service is committed to the Every Child Matters Agenda and the Music Manifesto. It is a member of the Federation of Music Services.
International violinist Sian Philipps and musicologist Antony Hopkins CBE are running a new composing competition to find a new Tango piece, of five minutes or less, for Sian to record on her next CD alongside other tangos by Piazzolla, Gardel and Graham Lynch. The winning entrant(s) will learn about how a professional recording is made, have their piece released on a professional label (www.music-chamber.com) and hear it performed at a London event. STRICTLY COMPOSING is open to entrants up to the age of 19. www.myspace.com/strictlycomposing
Sing Up is the Music Manifesto National Singing Programme, produced by Youth Music, with AMV-BBDO, Faber Music and The Sage Gateshead. Sing Up aims to provide all primary school-aged children in England with the opportunity to experience high quality singing activity as part of their everyday lives.
Slough Music Service provides tuition, performance events and training for children, young people and adults in Slough. Through our schools, music centres and community networks we aim to encourage and enable every family in the borough to be a musical family.
Solihull Music Service is committed to working in partnership with schools and pupils to assist them in all forms of music making. It also enriches the lives of pupils and the community through the provision of a wide range of music making opportunities.
Somerset Music is a network of 90 visiting instrumental tutors, providing instrumental and voice tuition for about 6,000 pupils in schools across Somerset, and offers low-cost instrument hire for pupils who need it.
Sound Sense is a membership organisation that provides support to organisations and individuals who help people make music in their communities, through leading music workshops and teaching.
Southampton Music Services, part of Southampton City Council's Children's Services and Learning, is responsible for supporting music in schools, for peripatetic instrumental and vocal tuition and for the bands, choirs and orchestras in the city available to children and young people. Over the years, Southampton has built up a reputation as the finest city in the country for music provision.
Southbank Centre's wide-ranging programme: classical & world music, rock & pop, jazz, dance, literature and the visual arts, attracts the most diverse audience of any UK venue. Southbank Centre consists of the Royal Festival Hall, the Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Saison Poetry Library.
The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT), is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to raising levels of achievement in secondary education. It aims to give practical support to transforming secondary education in England by building and enabling a world-class network of innovative, high-performing secondary schools in partnership with business and the wider community.
Staffordshire Performing Arts provides music and dance services to Staffordshire schools. It teaches over 22,000 children and young people aged 4-19 weekly through its instrumental and curriculum programmes and innovative new K2M scheme.
St. John's, Marlborough, Wiltshire is a comprehensive school, 11-19. It has an Arts Mark Silver and a thriving music department which holds regular lunchtime and evening concerts throughout the year. In addition it runs several musical ensembles: Savernake Ensemble, St. John's Orchestra, St. John's Jazz Band, Savernake Singers.
Surrey Arts teaches music to over 10,000 pupils every week, employs 250 professional tutors and offers music lessons on all orchestral instruments in 220 schools in Surrey.
Established during the late 1960s, Sutton Music Service aims to create opportunities which will deepen the interest and skills of children and young people through providing a range of musical and social experiences.
Tameside Music Service aims to making music matter. It develops a cohesive service throughout Tameside which caters for all musical needs, by providing structured pathways from first access to gifted and talented.
Teaching Music is the OFSTED recommended online community and resource sharing network for everyone involved in music education. With support from NAME, MEC, DCSF, MIA and the whole music education sector, Teaching Music is the place for music educators.
Tees Valley Music Service is dedicated to providing professional instrumental & vocal tuition to school age children in the Tees Valley area.
Telford Culture Zone is an exciting, dynamic organisation within Telford & Wrekin Council. It provides a wide range of arts and cultural services to people in Telford including Telford & Wrekin Music and Telford Dance Festival.
TinyTalk baby signing and toddler talking classes help children to communicate.
Teaching sign through well known nursery rhymes and action songs we believe that learning should be fun. Babies, toddlers and their carers enjoy learning to communicate with each other through music, instruments, puppets, props, songs, signs and even a parachute!
Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Education Service (THAMES) provides a range of free support for all schools in Tower Hamlets. It runs ensembles after school and also has a Saturday Music Centre.
The Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) is the national agency and recognised sector body responsible for the training and development of the school workforce.
Trinity College London, the international examinations board incorporating Trinity Guildhall, offers accredited qualifications in English language and the performing and creative arts.
UK Music is an umbrella organisation representing the collective interests of the UK's commercial music industry, from artists, musicians, songwriters and composers, to major and independent record labels, managers, music publishers, studio producers and collecting societies.
National music education charity The Voices Foundation, will be delivering its unique whole school singing programme in over 80 primary schools throughout England in 2009/10, reaching around 28,000 children.
Warwickshire County Music Service believes that every child's music matters and it is the right of all young people to experience music making. Its activities are designed to reach as many young people as possible.
West Sussex Music Service is one of the longest established, largest and most successful County Music Services in the country. Its aim is to provide -High Quality Music for All' and with 200 staff provides over 13,000 musical opportunities a week, 8 music centres, 100 ensembles, county groups, tours, summer schools and holiday activities.
Worcestershire Youth Music has been in existence in some form within the Local Authority for over fifty years and has an established reputation for the high quality of its tuition and performance activities. Opportunities for instrumental and vocal tuition are available in schools and music centres throughout the County and Worcestershire Youth Music is currently developing its successful whole class, inclusive Wider Opportunities pilots into "Play2learn", a fully-fledged scheme designed to increase the numbers of young people learning instruments.
Wren's mission is to work with traditional music to inspire creativity and celebrate cultural identities.
Through constant innovation and technological leadership, Yamaha has grown to be the world's largest and most successful maker of quality musical instruments. Music education is at the heart of the Yamaha philosophy and currently 170,000 students are studying in Yamaha Music Schools worldwide.
Yorkshire Youth and Music is a community music education company working across the whole of Yorkshire. It is Area Leader for the government's Sing Up programme, and manages MusicLeader for the region.
Over 70,000 children perform with Young Voices at live concerts across the country every year in choirs of between five and eight thousand children. School choirs learn an exciting repertoire of different genres of music through the autumn term and then come together in the largest arenas in the UK to perform with guest artists.
Youth Dance England is the national organisation that champions and promotes dance for children and young people. It works to ensure that dance is available to all, both in and out of school settings. Through strategic partnerships, its aim is to increase access, raise standards and improve progression routes in dance.
Youth Music works with some of the UK's most disadvantaged young people, providing free access to high quality music making. It is the UK's largest children's music charity and since 1999, it has reached over 2 million children and young people, helping to transform their lives through the power of music.
Youth Music Theatre UK was founded in 2003 by a group of experienced and committed directors, administrators, pastoral staff, young people and parents determined to create a dynamic, vibrant and participatory company which could bring together young people from around the UK in musical theatre projects. It is now the UK's biggest provider of musical theatre projects for young people.
Zone New Media is an entrepreneurial music education company based in the UK. It provides professional development, educational resources and an innovative range of internet services for the music, music education and community sectors.